A question of self
Just looking up the etymology of 自 and yellowbridge reckons this is meant to represent the nose and adds:
"Chinese people still point to their noses when referring to themselves"
..this seems to ring some old bells for me but I can't recall ever seeing in any recent time. How common is this to still see? Should we waiguoren adopt it? ...would that be strange?
Not sure if your comment is appropriate? Check our Commenting Policy first.
New lesson idea? Please contact us.