CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

 

 

 

 

13 strokes ( )

ㄈㄩ2 (fu2)

f

 

福 = good fortune; happiness; luck => pictograph representing  spirits being filled, as well as a wine vessel on a sacrificial altar => 礻, 示 (spirit, altar, radical 113) used as associative compound + (vessel, to fill) used as pictophonetic component that suggests the sound

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