Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Character a Day 门

Video script:

Good morning my friend. In today's video, we are going to talk about this character . It has the meaning like 'gate, door, entrance, opening'. First I'll show you how to write it.
The traditional writing style looks more like a door .  In history many famous calligrapher wrote in cursive script, like this. Later it became the simplified writing style that we are using today.
Character is part of many words. You can always find those words have certain relation to an entrance.
For example, 门口   entrance, doorway.  door or gate, mouth, open end; 门口 is composed of two characters which have the similar meaning. let's see more examples:
学校门口  school entrance ;  学校 school
医院门口 hospital entrance; 医院 hospital
At some  theater or museum, ticket is required for admission.  Ticket 门票, which literally means entrance ticket.
is also an important radical. So you will find working as part of many other characters, such as, to ask. There is a , mouth in the entrance.  When you ask, you will need your mouth, and you will find the entrance to the information or knowledge you need.
to hear.  I feel this character depicts a person putting his ear between the gap of the door to eavesdrop on something, that is, to hear. 
 That's all for today. Thanks for watching. I will see you soon.

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