What would you like to do?
What does water symbolize in the Chinese culture?
In Chinese fung shui, water is meant to help the flow balance, harmony and prosperity into one's life. The water should be flowing and not stagnant. For this reason, many Chinese will have a little water garden, pond, or even a small water ornamental feature inside their home or office.
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
The crane is the most popular bird in Chinese history and is a symbol of longevity and auspiciousness. In ancient China the crane was regarded as having a long life span and o…ne Chinese legend says that a immortal rode a crane to heaven. The crane also represents a lasting soaring spirit, health, and happiness. In ancient China crane images were embroidered on robes of first-rank officials so the crane was held in high esteem and known as a first-rank bird. Cranes are usually painted with other symbols of longevity such as pine trees and peaches. Cranes with peony flowers symbolize longevity and prosperity. Cranes and lotus symbolize longevity and purity.
The colour red is traditionally an auspicious color in Chinese culture and represents happiness or good luck. At Chinese new year, red packets are given out to relatives as a …sign of luck and prosperity in the coming year. Chinese weddings usually feature red as a prominent color (instead of white as is the case in most western weddings). In almost all aspects of Chinese life, for thousands of years before the birth of Karl Marx, red has been a color of tantamount importance.
Below are two ways you can write the word for "children": 孩子们 (in Chinese simplified characters) 孩子們 (in Chinese traditional characters) 孩 …= child 子 = offspring 們 = plural The phrase is pronounced "hai2 zi men" using the Mandarin pinyin pronounciation. You can also write this word for "children" or "sons and daughters": 子女 女 = woman, girl, feminine The phrase is pronounced "zi nǚ" using the Mandarin pinyin pronunciation.
The Chinese dragon usually symbolize wisdom, power and good luck in Chinese culture. They are regard as caring and kind protecting the innocent from evil spirits. Chinese drag…ons are often depict with a flaming pearl which gives them power over the rain, rivers, lakes, and sea allowing them to rise into heaven. In ancient times, dragons represent the Emperor, which is why you see the emblem on their clothes, called 龙袍 lóng páo --> dragon robe / emperor's court dress ( 龍袍 - traditional Chinese).
tangerines symbol of good luck. oranges are a symbol of fortune/wealth.
In Chinese traditional culture, yellow (gold) symbolizes richness and nobleness, only royal families had the privilege to use it.
The Chinese believe dragons are really important and symbolize a life of peace and happiness
Chinese Water Torture? This was popularized after the Korean War (1950-1953), in which water flowed "drop by drop...steadily from a tube" for hours upon end in within the hear…ing distance of a POW (allied Prisoner of War); after a period of such exposure, the POW would (or could) break to give military intelligence (information). If you are referring to 'Chinese Water Chestnut', or simply water chestnut, it is a small, rounded corms with a crunchy white flesh and can be eaten raw, texture is slightly harder than apple, but it is usually sweet. Often cooked to use as fillings inside Chinese fried dumplings or 饺子 jiao(3) zi. See Wikipedia link below/.
The Chinese name the Year after animals, not the month. Although March is generally linked to the Rabbit
The pronunciation of "crab" in Chinese is similar to "harmony", which is often used by the government, like "in order to build up a hamonious environment of the Inertent, let'…s ban FACEBOOK"...yeah, it's just their logic. Chinese government use "harmony" so often, and every time they mention the word, something awsome like Youtube or FACEBOOK will totally disappear in China. Chinese Internet users get angry about that, so they use the word "hamony"(in Chinese) as a verb, meaning "Get lost!""let's delete it", to imitate governmentese. For example. And because "crab" and "harmony" are in similar pronounciation, so when you use a Chinese typing software, "crab" will appear in the first place, "harmony" will be in the second. So many people just type "crab" coz it's faster. And thus "crab" is the same with "harmony". Sometimes "crab"(whether the word or a picture of crab) can also be a metaphor of dictatorship of Chinese government.
What are the characteristics of water with symbolic and creative significance on human life and culture?
Water is inclusive of such characteristics and nature as are capable of building the character of a human. If the human being can best imbibe and emulate the nature of water i…n his or her own character, consequently, he or she gets ready for the realization of the meaning of life and its purpose. The following are the discernible characteristics or qualities of water which can be pursued by any person on his or her way of realizing the meaning and spiritual objective of life:- 1. "Water is self-abstergent or self-purifier; similarly a human should have the quality of self-abstergence. 2. Water maintains its evenness; therefore, it is the symbol of mobility for equanimity and that is a followable trait for every human being. 3. Water is self-flowing towards the boundless ocean, the vast state of its own existential origin. Man has to run to meet the boundless ocean of consciousness. 4. Water is formless or shapeless, penetrative and infinitely supple but unfathomably strong; a human being too should endeavour to have such characteristics. 5. Water is transparent; and man's heart should be trasparent. 6. Water is colourless; similarly the human mind should be free from the colours of wrong opinions. 7. Water is odourless.; and the mind should be free from foul odours. 8. Water can stay in three states indicating to the flexibility of its own existence. Water quenches thirst for it carries the contents of life in all living beings; therefore, water is called life." (Ref. Sailen Debnath, The Meanings of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Myths, ISBN 9788129114815, Rupa & Co., New Dehi)
yin and yang are the two opposing principles in nature *written in Chinese characters: 阴阳, they contains 月，日, which means the Moon and the Sun *yin yang could mean… that: 1.the northern and southern side of a hill 2. the sky and the ground 3. the Moon and the Sun 4. Night and Day 7. Cold and Hot 8. Autumn&Winter and Spring&Summer 9. Thunder&Lighting and Rain&Snow 10. monarch and minister 11. Husband and wife 12. Female and Male 13. Female and Male reproductive organs 14. Close and Open 15. the nether world and the world of the living .... and a lot more
In Chinese culture, koi fish are a symbol of success and wealth. Koi fish are actually more of a symbol in Japanese culture, however. They can mean several different things:in…dependent mindedstrong willed and stubbornsurpassing of expectationsvictorious deeds
ni or nin (more formal) for singular nimen or ninmen for plural In chinese characters: 你 You > singular 您 们 > You (formal) plural
by influencing silk and other products