Thursday, April 5, 2012

0012 - 八[팔] - 여덟 - eight; all around; all sides

The Story [이야기] :

  • Two separate lines meaning "to divide".  Eight is a single-digit number which can be divided by two twice.  Incidentally, the Hindu-Arabic numeral for eight 8 shows symmetry, both vertically and horizontally.
  • If this character is used as part of other characters, it can indeed mean "to divide" instead of meaning "eight".
  • It also means all sides or all directions since there are 8 major directions in the compass :  North, East, West, South, North-East, North-West, South-East, South-West.
  • When this character is used as part of another character, it can take on the form of 丷.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

팔모 [모] - eight angles
팔푼이 [푼이] - a fool; a simpleton; a dullard; a half-wit
팔월 [] - August
팔일 [] - eight days
파일 [] - Buddha's birthday [festival]; the eighth of April of the lunar calendar
팔일오 [] - The Liberation Day of Korea; August 15, 1945
칠팔월 [] - July and[or] August


Example Sentences [예문] :

그 배는 뉴욕-함부르크간의 항로를 로 갈 수 있다.
She can cover the New York-Hamburg run in eight days.

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