休xiū descansar

休息 xiū xì/have a rest;rest 

    “休”是由人( )和木( )组成,指一个人倚在树旁休息,所以有“休止”和“歇息”的意思。后来这字又有了“不要”的意思。

   休 is a combination of (  )and(  ), picturing a person resting against a tree, signifying “rest”休息. From this original meaning, it was extended to mean “stop”, as in 争论不休 (zhēng lùn bù xiū: “argue without stop”). From “stop”, it was borrowed to mean “don’t”, as in 休要胡说 (xiū yào hú shuō: “don’t talk nonsense”).

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