Friday, 9 June 2017

糖 | táng

In Mandarin Chinese, (Pinyin: táng 🔊) means “sugar”.

You might recall seeing the left part of this character before. That’s right, it’s (), “rice”. The original meaning of was “sweet rice cake”. The right part, , is here because it is pronounced the same as the whole affair: táng. Most of the original meanings of are obsolete by now, except that for the Tang dynasty.

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