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How Chinese characters were formed 5? Compound indicatives from 木

Date: June 6, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters

We know this is a tree 木 mù.

tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two trees makes a woods.

This is a woods 林. We read it in pinyin lín.

woods

 

 

 

 

 

Another easy character from 木 tree.

Three trees makes a forest.

This is a forest 森. We read it in pinyin: sēn.

forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

I enjoy building more characters with 木 tree.

The block of wood at bottom of the 木 tree means the root of the tree, the origin where the tree is from.

This is 本 origin. We read it in pinyin: běn

origin