This week’s character is 魚 (jyu2 when used as a single word, or jyu4 when used in a compound word) which means fish!
It is one of my favorite easy characters to learn because its form is so close to the original pictogram of a fish.
It’s so easy to see the fish’s head, body and tail.
I always like to pretend the 十 inside the 田 represented the bones of the fish, though it’s easier to draw them as the edges of the fish’s scales.
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