Monday, 10 April 2017

国 | guó

In Mandarin Chinese, (Pinyin: guó 🔊) means “country” or “nation”.

But how on earth jade in an enclosure came to signify “country”? In fact is a simplified form of , and this latter character is a combination of and . Although is not a simplified form of in its contemporary use (huó), used to be an original form of , “range” or “territory”, and was pronounced just like ().

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