Character etymology for newbie "street argument" 有
One of the most frequent characters in Chinese.
Meaning: have, own, possess; exist
HSK level: 1 (basic)
Radical part: 月
Etymology: The original shape:
Represents a hand reaching for a piece of meat. The right part is the arm with the hand with only three fingers and the meat is having fat or bones inside. Since meat and moon looks so much alike the character soon changed from meat to moon. My teacher made jokes around this and stated that this is the first proof of woman always wanting more from the man. To give her meat where not enough so she demanded the moon so the man had to try to get hold of the moon instead for her
Example words with 有:
有的 yǒude (there are) some
有名 yǒumíng famous; well-known
有些 yǒuxiē some; somewhat
有时候 yǒu shíhou sometimes
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