Magical effect of Chinese characters.

In China new year, the Chinese must paste the lunar new year's painting in oneself room with the front door on.it was this " 福" word that was stuck most." 福" (This Chinese character pronounces in Chinese reads FU).It mean that expects the new year is smoother, richer, safer ....

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If you come to China during New Year, you will find an interesting thing, a lot of Chinese families like inverting and sticking this " 福" word on the door.

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Maybe you feel that does not understand, what meaning is this? Because among Chinese character, " 福" the Chinese character invert, come to watch it, In Chinese understanding and pronunciation, its meaning is" 福" has come to a close you. . Perhaps this is the place where Chinese character is interesting too.

My English is not good, I did not know whether said clearly for everybody?

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January 29, 2008

Kittycat

Great images and explanation of custom. Thank you for sharing.

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