A Chinese Word Made Up of 5 Characters

The word composed of five characters is 赢 (yíng), meaning “to win”. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)
The word composed of five characters is 赢 (yíng), meaning “to win”. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

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

Do you know what this word 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.
“To Win” (Image: secretechina.com)

‘To Win’ (Image: secretechina.com)

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