The Chinese Character for Spring 春

    Flowers blooming in spring (Image courtesy of Syl Lebar)This character is pronounced chūn, and is a depiction of folded hands as the top element of the character, and a sun as the bottom element, represented by 日. (Screenshot from ShenYun Chinese 101)

    The Chinese character for spring is “春”. This character is pronounced chūn, and is a depiction of folded hands as the top element of the character, and a sun as the bottom element, represented by 日.

    Spring was a favorite time among Chinese sages and scholars. Many classic Chinese writings praise the spring season. The great Chinese philosopher Confucius once asked his students what wishes they had. They all expressed their wishes to help kings build powerful kingdoms and create prosperity for the citizens. How did Confucius answer? He said he just wants a nice spring season—to bathe in the clear river and sing pleasant songs with children.

    How about you? What wishes do you have for the coming spring?

    Chinese character for spring

    This character is pronounced chūn, and is a depiction of folded hands as the top element of the character, and a sun as the bottom element, represented by 日. (Screenshot from ShenYun Chinese 101)

    Chinese character for spring

    Flowers blooming in spring (Image courtesy of Syl Lebar)

     

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