Hanja for Cimi: 火 fire 불

火 fire 불

Fire  火 is a picture of flames.  To me, it looks like a man fleeing a burning building, so I find it easy to remember.

Chineasy_Fire

I am a little confused about the dots, which appear like the arms are in different positions depending on who draws the character.  It has 4 strokes.

You can find fire with words like train, rocket, and match.  Two fires, and you have burning hot.  Three fires, and you have flames.

Chineasy_BurningHotChineasy_Flames

 

We haven’t officially learned ‘big’ yet, but it is a person stretching out their arms.  Depending on the order of these two characters, it means either ‘big fire’ or ‘angry’.

angry Chineasy_BigFire

Fire (火) is one of the five elements in Chinese medicine.  When there is imbalance of fire element, one would suffer from anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. So ‘fire’ also represents a person’s temper.

Chineasy_forest_BurningChineasy_Phrases_BurningSun

The building block characters 木 (tree) and 火 (fire) gives burning (焚).  炎 (burning) and 日 (sun) gives burning sun ( 炎 日) .

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Catch the Wave

Catch the Wave is a radio show with Hyunwoo and Adrien Lee. This show had the phrase “How to read this Hanja?”

Since we started learning Hanja January 21, 2015, Cimi and I have seen 43 Hanja / Chinese characters.  Here is a quick review:
山 mountain 산
平 peace 평화
人 person 사람, 인
口 mouth 입
食 eat 먹다, 식사
木 tree 나무
女 woman, girl 여
日 sun, day 일
時 time 시
月 moon 달
火 fire 불
水 water 물, 수분, 용수
金 gold 금  (we haven’t officially covered gold & soil, but have seen them in the days of week)
土 soil 토양
Numbers 1 – 10

一 1 One 일
二 2 Two 이
三 3 Three 삼
四 4 사
五 5 오
六 6 육
七 7 칠
八 8 팔
九 9 구
十 10 Ten 십

Months

一月 January 일월
二月 February 이월
三月 March 삼월
四月 April 사월
五月 May 오월
六月 June 유월
七月 July칠월
八月 August 팔월
九月 September 구월
十月 October 시월 *
十一月 November 십일월
十二月 December 십이월

Days of week

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
日曜日 月曜日 火曜日 水曜日 木曜日 金曜日 土曜日
일요일 월요일 화요일 수요일 목요일 금요일 토요일

Using 周, the days of the week in Chinese are:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
周日 周一 周二 周三 周四 周五 周六

 

 

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