Thursday, November 21, 2013

0058 - 平[평/편] - 평평하다 - flat, level, even; peaceful

The Story [이야기] :

  • It is the picture of a flat scale 干 which is divided 八 evenly on both sides (the left and the right)
  • The symbol 干 is a symbol for obstruction or interference, which causes chaos and disharmony.  If this obstruction 干 is laid down, peaceful times can be attained.
  • If the meaning is "to rule/to govern/to manage", 편 is used.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

0057 - 力[역/력] - 힘 - power, capability, influence

The Story [이야기] :

  • It is the picture of the muscles of the arm, that gives us strength to do our tasks.
  • It is the picture of a plow, a tool that requires strength. 
  • The pronunciation is 역 if found at the beginning of the word, and 력 otherwise.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

0056 - 氣[기/희] - 기운 - air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit

The Story [이야기] :

  • It is the picture of steam 气 rising over a bowl of rice 米, giving a pleasant air and aroma in the dining room, and giving energy to anyone smelling it. 
  • If the meaning is "food items/to send food", 희 is used.   

Thursday, November 7, 2013

0055 - 家[가/고] - 집 - house, home, residence; family

The Story [이야기] :

  • A home 宀 with pigs 豕.
  • Inside every family's house 宀, there should be a pig 豕.  Pigs can be interpreted as a symbol for prosperity and wealth.  Pigs are fat and money in small amounts are stored inside piggy banks.
  • If the meaning is "여자[女子]", 고 is used.
  • 가[家] can be attached at the end of a noun to mean a specialist/a professional/an authority.  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

0054 - 事[사] - 일 - affair, matter, business; to serve; accident, incident

The Story [이야기] :

  • In every affair and matter that one does, only 一 work 亅 diligently with the mouth 口 and the hand ∋