Making this topic since I found a very cool and appropriate character today:
any more cool ones?
this is the character with the most strokes it is a kind of noodle.
The most complex character, biáng (above), is made up of 57 strokes
Very funny, when I opened the topic I was about to type this one also!
Not sure why but I’ve always liked 爽 shuǎng
I still really like how 木 means Wood and 森林 means forest.
What’s a forest? The place with a lot wood around. Genius!
This is a bar near my apartment in 北京. I walk by it every day and never realized those were characters , I just thought it was a design lol
Very clever, not just for the design but also for the fact it’s playing on the phrase Outer Space.
Someone there gets a big thumbs up from me!
This is amazing, I love it!
Saw this one at a restaurant last night which seems verrrrry complicated! Google translate didn’t auto-recognise it - @Andreas-Mandarin-HSK_6 perhaps you know it?
This is bang4 and means a kind of noodles it looks like anyway, maybe not!
I also really like 串 and 乒乓 for looking like the actual thing.
100% agree, always loved the fact it looks like a genuine Ping Pong table.
Another cool one today:
歪 wai1 - it means crooked/slanted and is made of two parts - 不 & 正 - which is the meaning of the character
I also think that easy pictures are cool, but I also fancy the “story characters”.
Clear picture: 哭，ku1, to cry,
it looks like a face (of a cat or dog ), but I also like that there is a 大。 It gives the hint that the small tear drop can be a big theme.
The other ku I know:
裤子: You need something wide where to put cars, plus the clothes radical, easy to imagine a story， as well as for 仓库。
Another lovely example: 湖 ,hú. Of course the lake has water, there is an ancient building, a chapel maybe, and the moon is shining. It would have been nice if this hu had been the 1st or 4th tone like an owl, but one can not have it all.
Btw, I am happy if the sound of new characters is not one more ju/yu, or jia, jiao, jian, jiang.
My favorite has to be 囧 jiǒng. It’s a real life emoji!
Great shout Marco! Also love that one.
Had another one pop-up in my Hack lesson I forgot about which I love.
巡 xún from 巡逻 (to patrol)