주 ‘Ju’ is wine, liquor. Grape wine is grape (포도) plus wine (포도주). Plum wine is 자주. Rice wine is 청주.
酒 Looks like a carafe to me. Associative Compound. A jar 酉 of wine 氵.
In today’s post, my goal is to show you a sentence. “I am drinking wine.”
Don’t get too overwhelmed with all the strokes for the 4 characters I present. Just notice how the sentence is similar in order to English
我 (I) 在 (am doing) 喝 (drink) 酒 (wine)
You realize Chinese is an ancient language when the word for “I” includes the radical for halberd (a spear axe).
I am drinking wine. 我在喝酒.