Chinese English Dictionary

会意    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin huì yì    Simplified 会意    Traditional 會意
  1. combined ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书[liu4 shu1] of forming Chinese characters)
  2. Chinese character that combines the meanings of existing elements
  3. also known as joint ideogram or associative compounds
  4. to understand
  5. to know

Chinese meanings
  1. huìyì
    会意1六书之一。会意是说字的整体的意义由部分的意义合成,如‘公’字、‘信’字。‘背私为公’,‘公’字由‘八 ’字和‘厶’(私)字合成,‘八 ’表示‘违背 ’的意思,跟‘自私 ’相反叫‘公’。‘人言为信’,‘信’字由‘人’字和‘言’字合成,表示人说的话有信用。

    会意2
    [huìyì]会心。

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