Get a site

没问题 = no problem, i.e. no question

mei2 is originally the image of a person drowning to death. it came to mean NOT as in DOES NOT EXIST as a metaphoric extension of the original idea of drowning person. 没 is a picture of an abbreviated river 水 on the left (three dots 2 riverbanks and a watercourse between them), and on the right is the right hand you4 of the poor drowning person and above them is a stylized simplified picture of what was a whirlpool 几。Ji3 几 is a picture of a tea-table seen from the side. Like I said, it’s a stylistic simplification.


wen is a picture of a gate or door 門 门 men2 on top and around a mouth kou3 口. The idea is of a person at your door ASKING if you are at home!

Ti2 theme topic is To Be + the image of a persons face. To be is abstract 是 is composed of the solar disk ri on top of the word for upright which in turn is composed of 1 一 yi1 and stop 止 zhi3.
To be is the abstract idea of a person stopped standing upright underneath the sun. But if you put another persons face ye4 in the picture it turns into a dialogue of two people talking beneath the sun and thus becomes THEME TOPIC.
alone in modernity means a page of paper, a sheet of paper but it originally is a picture of a persons face (chopstick in the hair on top square is the outline of the head and the two lines are their eyes). When 页 is used alone it is a piece of paper, a page; but when used as a character component like in 问 it still means face.
I.ndicates TopIc, Theme
Breakdown of characters used to form 没问题 = 水几又, 门口, 日正页。
Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes