Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Character a Day 有

Video script:

Good morning my friend. In this video we are going to talk about this character .  It has the meaning like 'to have' or 'to exist'. I will show you how to write it first.
One of the old writing style looks like this. The top part refers to a right hand, and the bottom part refers to a big chunk of meat. For the ancient people, to have a big chunk of meat was a big deal. That showed they did HAVE a fortune. 
The most frequent usage of is that it works the same way as the English word 'to have'. Such as, I have many good books. 我有很多好书。 I, have, 很多 many, good, book.
Another frequent usage of is that it works like the 'there be' sentence in English.
For example, there are many good books in the library.
图书馆 library, there be or exist, 很多 many, 好书 good book.
That's all for today. I will see you soon. Thanks for watching.