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libertango

Please list some characters or combinations that are interesting to you.

I rather like 忐忑. Its really easy to remember, and it really does look mentally disturbed.

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xiaojiang216

The 聪 in 聪明!

On the left is an 耳 ("ear"), and on the right is the character 总, which means "always". So, if one is always using their ears, and is always listening, they are wise... they are smart! :mrgreen:

Also, the characters [pop=ping pong/pīngpāng]乒乓[/pop] make me smile whenever I come across them. :)

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heifeng

I like these:

孬种的孬

and

闩门的闩

You just look at them an you know the meaning!

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Koneko

Mine is "verbose" pronounced as "zhe2"

I don't know how to type this character out though...

Can anyone please help?:wink:

It's a very strange Chinese character that contains four "dragons" in traditional form!!

Dragon Dragon

Dragon Dragon

K

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HashiriKata
Can anyone please help?
I'm your white knight, Koneko! :mrgreen: But unfortunately, the character below is all I could find:

You just look at them an you know the meaning!
heifeng, honestly I don't think this can be true. I did stare at them and still know nothing. So I'd put it this way: If you've known them, you'll remember them. True? :D

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Lu

It's true that with such characters you only need to look at them to know the meaning. But unfortunately that means I've never had to look them up and therefore still don't know the pronounciation of most of them (I finally know tan2te4 now, but only because 'tante' is Dutch for 'aunt', so it's relatively easy to remember).

My all-time favourite character:

The meaning is not so special, but just love the shape. Perfect balance, good-looking, and easy to write. What a shame that the simplified form is so plain.

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Aweni

奀 means " thin".because it is "不大" that means "小的","瘦小的".

and "歪",it is " 不正" then it is "歪".

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zhwj

If you have a massive font-set, you can find that character at the very end of the Unicode CJK-B extension (unihan link).

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Xiao Kui

I like the character 察 cuz it looks like a face. Here's a quick sketch I did...

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skylee

森林

魑魅魍魎

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Lugubert
Mine is "verbose" pronounced as "zhe2"

I don't know how to type this character out though...

The Mojikyo fonts have it. Moreover, they tell you on this download page how you can fetch a gif. Didn't work for me in preview, though.

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Gulao

I like just about any character that uses more than two instances of a given radical, so stuff like, 众,森,垚,磊,晶,etc. all make me feel happy inside.

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Pravit

I suppose someone would inevitably bring up the Biang of Biang Biang noodles?

180px-Bi%C3%A1ng.svg.png

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tanhql

you've read my mind, Pravit. i like the complexity of biang.

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Pravit
Also, the characters 乒乓 make me smile whenever I come across them

I love those characters too. Does anyone know when they were coined? Did they have those sound values even before the invention of Ping Pong?

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Lugubert
love those characters too. Does anyone know when they were coined? Did they have those sound values even before the invention of Ping Pong?

They might be rather recent; they are in my so far oldest dictionary, Mathews, first publ. 1943, but Karlgren doesn't mention them. Considering 兵 bīng, they make good sense. For bing, Karlgren suggests the old/ancient forms piang/piwang, "The graph has 'two hands' and 'axe'."

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Strawberries513

for some reason I love the character 樂. I love the meaning (music, happiness) , and it just looks so cool and pretty!

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Lugubert

It is an interesting illustration of the materials needed for string instruments: silk and wood. So far, nobody can tell what's between the two silk bundles. Some say it depicts a drum.

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