YAY! The first Learner's Statements! Let's go with it?
I've always questioned how the combination of certain characters would influence it's meaning entirely.
ç§‘å¦ is science.
ç§‘ means discipline.
å¦ is study.
So, disciplined study is science?
Another one would be å¾·å›½ or Germany.
å¾· means morals.
å›½ is kingdom.
Is Germany the Kingdom of Morals?
Then there is Malaysia, é©¬æ¥è¥¿äºš.
é©¬ ï¼š Horse
æ¥ ï¼š Come
è¥¿ ï¼š West
äºš ï¼š Asia
So, does Malaysia have Horses that come from West Asia?
It's a bit unusual for it to have something like this. It doesn't make sense. Beijing (or åŒ—äº¬) means North Capital. Beijing is indeed the North Capital. Hong Kong (or é¦™æ¸¯) means Fragrant Harbour. While I am not sure of fragrancy, I am very sure it is a harbour. The names and characters of the places represent what they are, and it is so weird that these other countries have their characters not make sense.
I can do this for a variety of countries, but I will never know why the countries are so called this way.
If someone like Choccie and Peanuts help a new learner, that would be awesome.