dahsiung wrote:It's not my favorite but I always liked the story my very first (terrible) Chinese teacher told me about "美"
She said, "The top part is goat and the bottom part is big. Because in ancient China ... if you had a goat and it was big ... then that was beautiful"
Yeah, class was fun. She was serious, by the way - not just giving me a mnemonic device.
How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes behind your veil are doves.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
descending from Mount Gilead.
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