Friday, June 02, 2006

China Top 10 Lucky Characters

Chinese characters usually have one or more meanings and some of them are particularly loved by Chinese people. These are the top 10 list of the lucky meaning in China. Be careful Pinyin is also used here, which is the Chinese spelling system for the characters. For example, fu is the pinyin for good luck in Chinese. But fu is only the phonic part of the character and it also represents other Chinese characters that sound the same.

1. Fu means Blessing, Good Fortune, Good Luck

Fu is one of the most popular Chinese characters used in Chinese New Year. It is often posted upside down on the front door of a house or an apartment. The upside down Fu means good luck came since the character for upside down in Chinese sounds the same as the character for came.

2. Lu means Prosperity

It used to mean official's salary in feudal China. Fengshui is believed to be the Chinese way to health, wealth and happiness.

3. Shou means Longevity

Shou also means life, age or birthday.

4. Xi means Happiness

Double happiness is usually posted everywhere on Chinese weddings.

5. Cai means Wealth, Money

Chinese often say money can make a ghost turn a millstone. It is to say money really can do a lot of things.

6. He means Harmonious

'People harmony' is an important part of Chinese culture. When you have harmonious relations with others, things will be a lot easier for you.

7. Ai means Love, Affection

Don't need to say any more about this one. Just want to point out ai is often used with 'mianzi' together. Aimianzi means 'be concerned about one's face-saving.'

8. Mei means Beautiful, Pretty

The United States of American is called Mei Guo in the short form. Guo means country so Meiguo is a good name.

9. Ji means Lucky, Auspicious, Propitious

Hope all is well.

10.De means Virtue, Moral

De means virtue, moral, heart, mind, and kindness, etc. It is also used in the name for Germany, i.e., De Guo.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xiexie, nice list!

10:55 AM  

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