the Life of Zim

19th November
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? bīng, the Chinese character used to express “ice”.

The main part of the character on the right holds the meaning of “water” and on the left, is a radical (the two dots) that also means water. Together, they create the character that means “ice” (solid water).

?shuǐ, the symbol for “water” in Japanese and Chinese.

Water is one of the five elements that ancient Chinese believed all things were composed of. These elements are also part of the cycle of Chinese astrology. Every person has both an animal sign, and one of the five elements according to the date of their birth.