Children in Chinese Kanji: Debunking Confusion
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Examples of some entries: One of the Chinese glyphs meaning "child" is 子. When the element 乃 (to possess, possessive grammatical case) is added, the resulting glyph means "pregnant" (孕). Combine 子 with "plate, tray" (皿), the meaning becomes "firstborn son" (孟, the one who gets the food). And, with 犭 (pig, dog, animal) added to 孟, the meaning is "aggressive, ferocious, suddenly violent."