Tuesday, January 14, 2014

0079 - 江[강] - 강, 큰 내 - large river; yangzi; surname

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  Water 氵 suggests the meaning, while 工[공 → 강] suggests the sound.  The common labourers/artisans rest and bathe in rivers when they get exhausted from their work.
  • The Grand Canal in China is the largest arificially constructed 工 river 氵 in the world. 

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

강물 [물] - river water; the river
강가 [가] - a river-bank; a riverside
강산 [] - rivers and hills; landscape; scenery; a country; a land; a realm; a domain
장강 [] - a long river
강남 [] - south of the Han River (in Seoul, South Korea)
강북 [] - north of the Han River (in Seoul, South Korea)
남강 [] - Nam River (a river in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea)
서강대학교 [西] - Sogang University


Example Sentences [예문] :

"이면 도 변한다"는  속담이 있다.
“Ten years can change even rivers and mountains”, an old Korean saying goes.

서강대학교 [西] - Sogang University

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