妙语如珠 Clever words like pearls 女少 言五口 女口 王朱

语如 clever words are like pearls

Miao4 yu3 ru2 zhu1

妙 miao4

clever

M
y,
Intelligent
Amazing
O
bservation CLEVER

woman on the left 女, few on the right 少; few women are clever (to be clever is outstanding and thus rare) and clever women use few words.

语 yu

language, words

You
Understand LANGUAGE WORDS

5 mouths talking 言五口. talking on the left言, 5 on top right五, mouth on the lower right 口

如 ru

like, as

Rightly
Understood LIKE, AS

mouthy on the right woman on the left, she said it was just LIKE that AS a symbol of comparison.

珠 zhu

pearl/pearls. Jade on the left shows it’s a precious hard structured and possibly well worked item

王 wang king on the left but as a radical often means jade because the king’s men carried a jade amulet as the seal of royal authority proving their power. The right is a chopped log seen from above 朱zhu1, we can see it’s spiral ring structure, it means red because the interior of a chopped tree is reddish.

Linkword JEWEL pearls are ZHUals.

Miao4 yu3 ru2 zhu1 “speech is silver”

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