A Chinese Word Made Up of 5 Characters

This word 赢 is a “compound form” character consisting of 5 “single form” characters. (China Gaze)
This word 赢 is a “compound form” character consisting of 5 “single form” characters. (China Gaze)

Did you know that one Chinese word can be composed of five different characters?

Do you know what that is?

The word composed of five characters is 赢 (yíng), meaning “to win”.

This word 赢 is a “compound form” character consisting of 5 “single form” characters:

  1. The top one 亡 (wáng) means “to die”, showing the sense of risk;
  2. The middle one 口 (kǒu) means mouth, showing one’s ability to communicate;
  3. The bottom left one 月 (yuè) means month, showing a duration of time;
  4. The bottom middle one 贝 (bèi) means one’s ability to discover treasure and make a fortune;
  5. The bottom right one 凡 (fán) means one’s peaceful mindset—preparing for the worst and striving for the best.
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赢 (yíng), meaning “to win”. (Zarija Lesjak/123RF)

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