Friday, October 07, 2005

Character of the Day

Gé. COTD is back. Let’s get started. This character can be translated as to separate, to partition, or to be at a distance from. There are several interesting combinations where this character can be found. Here are some of them:

隔壁 – gébì means next door
隔断 – géduàn means to cut off or to separate
隔阂 – géhé means misunderstanding
隔绝 – géjué means to isolate
隔年 – génián means following year
隔天 – gétiān means following day
分隔 – fēngé means to separate or to divide
间隔 – jiàngé means partition

So, there you go. It’s a useful one to be able to recognize. Alright, that’s it for today. See you around.


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