妙语如珠 clever words are like pearls
Miao4 yu3 ru2 zhu1
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.
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
Understood LIKE, AS
mouthy on the right woman on the left, she said it was just LIKE that AS a symbol of comparison.
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”