合给答含 he2 gei3 da2 han2
谷俗 gu3 su2
合 he close
mouth on top with something inside it as a dot below another mouth. two people kissing as symbol of closed
盒 he box
the noune form of the verb he close
给 gei give
a cognate! hold it close and kiss it because it is very lonely.
答 da answer reply return 荅
bamboo box; i suppose the bamboo symbolizes a
keep, suck on; lit. to contain in one’s mouth
valley, grain (grain comes from valleys).
custom convention popular coarse vulgar
hold contain countenance
Apparently these are mostly combined concept characters (hui yi si 会意思). I don’t think language drift can explain these dissonances. Some are of course pictophonetic (形声字). Anyway they are all frequent and easily confused and should be memorized by rote. Repetition is the mother of learning.