November 23, 2009

Huo Ji 火鸡

I love the pictures that some Chinese words make when the characters are translated literally. A special word that we all love this time of year, turkey.

Huo 火 means fire
Ji 鸡 means bird

So literally turkey means "fire bird." That's such a great picture of what a turkey looks like, charcoal gray like it just came out of the fire.

This same idea is just to create the word of train (huo che 火车 means "fire car"). Sometimes the simplest words are the most fun.

Happy thanksgiving to all as you chow down on some fire bird.

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