09 June, 2015

Origin of 井

The ancient form of is in the shape of the opening of a well with surrounding stone or wooden work for safety. 

origin of 井

The 3rd and 4th strokes of go cross the 1st and the 2nd horizontal strokes. 

NOTE! Be aware of the difference between and .

井水 – jǐng shuǐ – well water 
井底之蛙 – jǐng dǐ zhī wā – a frog living at the bottom of a well (idiom, depicting an ignorant person)

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