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Oct 18, 2010

இ TWO in ONE..


歪 wāi ~ This word alone in Chinese stands for 'Crooked or Askew'. It is a combination of two words placed one on top of each other with [not] 不bù  + [straight] 正zhèng  thus the word ~ 歪 wāi [crooked]. There is a saying in Chinese 上梁不正下梁歪 shàng liáng bù zhèng xià liáng wāi literally means "when the top is not straight the bottom will become crooked". This is more inclined to negativity, often applied to a lousy head of a family, bad administrative corporation or to a country with rotten corrupted top guns.





Saw this word while watching "Justice Pao" on TV2 where the prisoners were wearing this word 囚 qiú meaning [prisoner] on their clothes. This word 囗 wéi [enclosure] has two meaning one of the most common is mouth. When 囗wéi  [enclosed] the 人rén [people] they are putting the person behind bars. Wow what a combination!


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Kelvin said...

Chinese words is from drawing initially~

Gratitude said...

How truly wonderful is the rich chinese culture.
+Ant+

smallkucing said...

i learn that in primary school too. It' based on drawing. The straight lines, the "water" and etc

reanaclaire said...

i know the ren only.. and the "putt" word on the first pic.. guess im a banana?

[SK] said...

hmmm, talking about chinese words, and there are thousands of word-combination that gives the perfect meaning.. and i really find these words interesting..

[SK] said...

so why you only show two examples in this post?? i'd thought you'd have go research for more words and show us here leh~~ :p

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

chinese words always interesting! and thats d reason i love chinese very much! especially in calligraphy! ;)

Bananazஇ said...

Kelvin இ for a Bananaz I love the "drawing" on how they form the picture and always like olden traditional writings. To the educated they are words but to me its art, since I read might as well enjoy the 'design'.

+Ant+ இ more to learn about the richness

smallkucing இ oh you have learned Chinese in the primary how fortunate, nevertheless as bananaz its never too old to learn.

Bananazஇ said...

reanaclaire இ not bad can recognise ren & bu..we are at the disadvantage but still can learn & pick up one.

[SK] இ sifu dunno where to start so many words. so learn one or two slow slow come the hearsay way..see one step walk one step loh haha..

Caroline இ lucky you have Chinese background, I lup calligraphy too but how to start? hehe.

Tekkaus said...

I like what you share with us today bro. So what other words can be seperated like this?

Ben said...

I never give attention to these unique combination... Innovative, Interesting, and meaningful! ;)

Bananazஇ said...

Tekkaus இ tQ. Maybe would post three words combine into one next round like 3 cars, 3 ladies & 3 ren etc..~;)

Ben இ formation of Chinese words are quite unique as most are pictorial. tQ

Lily Riani said...

have you thought wood, double of the wood become jungle, triple it become forest or something....

Pete said...

Opps, crooked....what crooked...ha ha ha, naughty thoughts....!

Twilight said...

What a funny house!

cleffairy said...

Holy crap. The distorted picture makes me dizzy!

fufu said...

damn you are so wise!!! salute

suituapui said...

Interesting... Like "big", the character is like a man with outstretched arms...and "sky" has a stroke above the head of the "big" character...

HappySurfer said...

An interesting word that's commonly-used in "Communication" seminars is LISTEN. Check it out, Bananaz..

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

I like the last part : ren & kou = prison

Bananazஇ said...

Lily Riani இ pandai juga..yeah there is such a wood, shall google for more info about the double/triple wood tQ

Pete இ crooked mind gives you crooked intestines afterall they are crooked anyway haha.

Twilight இ wanna put crooked bridge but sensitive lah..haha

Bananazஇ said...

cleffairy இ still shaken by the 'terrorists' haha..

fufu இ xiexie please guide my Chinese tQ

suituapui இ not bad for a banana..big sky yeah.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ great suggestion think have posted once, is this the LISTEN you are thinking about? tQ

MRC இ cool ..tQ

Bengbeng said...

when the top is not straight the bottom will become crooked ->words of wisdom

Bananazஇ said...

Bengbeng இ oh yeah these words of wisdom existed few thousand years ago..so crookedly true if it is not straightened at the top.

Cloudia said...

Interesting lesson!



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[SK] said...

ok ok, let me give you two examples:

不 (not) + 好 (good) = 孬 (bad)
不 (not) + 大 (big) = 奀 (small)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I have a long way to go in learning the Chinese language. Practice!practice! practice! Just baby steps.

HappySurfer said...

Ooh, you've covered that word. Thanks.

Even this word has its own meaning: 好

Bananazஇ said...

Cloudia இ learning bit by bit..love your 'fish'.

[SK] இ tQ bro so the bad is 孬huài that's interesting but eeerrrr sorry the other word "奀 (small)" cant compute in MDBG dictionary which says[Not in dictionary]woh? Thought small is 小xiǎo? You're pulling my leg or peeling my skin or testing bananaz izzit? haha..You're serious bro?

Bananazஇ said...

Keats இ you slow slow come one word at a time..by a year we would learn more than few hundred words :)

HappySurfer இ Yo! Girls are always Good according to the combination of 女nǚ (girl) + 子zǐ (child) = 女子hǎo (good) but on other hand could turn villain when the little girl grows up if not taken care of to be 奸jiān wicked, cunning or crafty haha..~;)

Mei Teng said...

It's amazing that Chinese characters can be quite expressive. Like the word prisoner. The characters really depict as if one's imprisoned with the boxed up square with another character in it.

[SK] said...

hehe, 奀 is actually not a standard mandarin work, but a cantonese word pronounced as "ngan1".. you just google this word and it really exists.. :)

foongpc said...

Love this post! It's really interesting that the Chinese characters can combine to form another character.

Viviana said...

Interesting photo and interesting thought you shared in your blog though I don't really understand Mandarin.

Bananazஇ said...

Mei Teng இ While watching Justice Poa this interesting word 囚 caught my attention and my soul mate who is a mango "Chinese educated" explained the meaning to me.

[SK] இ Googled and found 奀ngan1[1] skinny; puny [2] small (quantity); meagre (salary). tQ

foongpc இ learning bit by bit day by day..

Viviana இ tQ for dropping by and your comments hope we as Bananaz can have fun learning Chinese..hehe

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This non-mango and non-banana person learnt something today. TQVM for the lesson. I'll come to class more often.

Bananazஇ said...

Autumn Belle இ Huh a non-mangonaz? Er you are not Chinese nor English educated then Malay medium? Most welcome to learn together. tQ

khengsiong said...

So our government is 歪?

retriever said...

Nice blog , Greeting from Belgium

Shingo T said...

It's a good way of linking the words together! ^_^

Autumn Belle said...

Oh dear, me a banana or English educated mango? I can speak Chinese but can't read. If I start to learn to read and write mandarin now, then can I become MIP (Mango in Progress)? Actually joking only but sincerely confused :(

Bananazஇ said...

khengsiong இ our gomen is not 歪 but 不正 hehe..~;)

retriever இ Thanks!

Shingo T இ there are more links on words but settled for a few that I knew first before do more 'research'. tQ

Autumn Belle இ MIP? you confused me too haha..

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

HeLLo Bananaz,

Interesting lesson. Is the building crooked / skewed or was it just a camera trick? I wonder.

The second word "prisoner", to come to think about it, the first letter looks like a box, and the second looks like a man. so basically a prisoner is putting a person in a box. Am i right?

HAve a nice day BananaZ. I have put your link in my blog. "Da Blogs".

Bananazஇ said...

willie a.k.a reptoz இ building is truly crooked sorry cant remember where is the place got it through an email. Yeah putting a person in the box is putting him/her in jail. tQ for the link.

bluedreamer27 said...

yikes... i'm confused... so sorry bananaz

bluedreamer27 said...

i wonder how long will it take for me to learn mandarin
have a great day buddy and happy blogging

stevevhan said...

I love Chinese people for they are so into life, its purpose, its values and most especially its lessons!:)

Happy Blogging!:)

Faisal Admar said...

hehe i like the prisoner. didn't know it's like that!

thanks for sharing =)

MKL said...

This is totally my topic and that's how I remember traditional Chinese characters :)

For example cage 籠 is bamboo above dragon. The dragon itself 龍 is made of 3 characters, namely "standing", "moon" and "dragon". So for Chinese, a dragon stands in the moon. It's a pity, that many simplified characters lost the original history like the simplified dragon 龙. Or 好 is a woman 女 with a child 子= a good thing :)

And another one I found out is also pretty cool: 不 "not". It's a pictograph of a bird flying to the sky (the top line) and never reaching it, hence "not".

I hope I can find more of such things in the future. Thanks for sharing :)

Bananazஇ said...

Blue இ know this it totally like Greek to you sure to confuse. Learning languages is up to individual the more interest you have the faster you would pick up..

stevevhan இ tQ those traditional writings would be more focus on the pictures.

Faisal Admar இ me too first time to see this 'prisoner' word in TV series Justice Pao.

MKL இ Wow learning new word here about cage & dragon with its 3 composition and great meaning. That's the reason why families would love to have a boy & girl so that it's 好 to them. Oh I see the 不"not" with the bird failing to reach the top coz of the top line stopping it that's interesting. Oops a Chinese learning Chinese from a Kwailo.. that's even more interesting haha. Nice! tQ for sharing too am loving it already..

RoseBelle said...

I'm actually learning Chinese from you. Yay! The word of wisdom is so true...when the top is not straight, the bottom will become crooked.

mNhL said...

Chinese character is just so SPECIAL. I can't read chinese but I'm always impressed by the character. Thks for this post as I've learn a new word today (WAI).

Alice Law said...

Chinese words are known to be the only meaningful word(which can stand alone on its own) in this whole wide world!^-^

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bananazஇ said...

RoseBelle இ we are all learning together and in life its forever a learning process..

mNhL இ Amazing right! Chinese words were invented during Emperor Huang Di (2697 - 2597 B.C.) who ordered his historian Can Ji to establish a writing system for China..for more details click HERE

Alice Law இ they are based mostly on pictographs which is truly amazing. Have a great weekend too.

Shirleen said...

cool.. you make mandarin so much easier.. :)

Bananazஇ said...

Shirleen இ tQ we are learning the hearsay way..

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Meichun Jones said...

You rock, Bananaz!!

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