Friday, November 6, 2015

A Character a Day 我

Video script:

Good morning.  In this video, we are going to talk about this character .  It means 'I or me'. First I'll show you how to write this character.
The earliest writing style of depicts a type of ancient weapon. We can see the blades and the handle. In the modern writing of , we can still peek the at the right part.   is a type of weapon.
Here is a picture of a , the ancient weapon.
There are some professional explanation about how this character 我 evolved from a type of weapon to become 'I or me' . To help you remember this character, I am going to make up a story. 
If you look carefully, maybe you will notice that the left part of 我 is a hand.
 The right part is , the weapon. So我  portrays a picture: a person holding the , the weapon, in hand, and acclaims 'I am here. This is my territory' .
Hope this will help you recognize this character . It means I or me.  That's all for today. I will see you soon. Thanks for watching.