Sunday, January 12, 2014

0072 - 方[방/망] - 모, 네모 - a square, rectangle; a region; local

The Story [이야기] :

  • Originally, the character shows a big square/enclosure 囗, which was then transformed into 卐, with four lines pointing at the four directions of north, east, west, and south.  Eventually, the character took on its modern form of 方.
  • Every region/local can be enclosed in a big square 囗 (old form of the character).

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

간방 [] - a direction lying halfway between two of the four points of the compass, an in-between direction
평방 [] - the square (of a number); a square
사방 [] - the four directions [sides]; all directions [quarters]; everywhere
팔방 [] - the eight points of the compass; all directions [sides]; every side
동방 [] - the east
서방 [西] - the west
남방 [] - the south
북방 [] - the north
시방 [] - now
상방 [] - the upper part
하방 [] - the lower part


Example Sentences [예문] :

그 쇼핑몰이 완공되면 매 매 면적은 약 50 피트에 이를 것이다.
When it is finished, the mall will have about 500,000 square feet of retail space.

은 예로부터 예의지으로 불렸다.
Korea has been called "the well-mannered country of the East".

나는 으로 손을 썼지만 의 시합 표는 아무리 해도 구할 수 없었다.
I used every trick in the book, but I still couldn't manage to get a ticket to the game Saturday.

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