Sun + blue

晴, qíng, clear, nice weather.

origin of chinese character

Originally, the character on the left was not the sun, but the moon, and the part on the right represented growing grass – see the picture on the left below. The sun later took the place of the moon. 青 has the meaning of blue. It is used to evoke a blue sky.
The sense of clear, bright, clear weather has thus imposed itself.

  晴 qing serene Chinese character

晴 = 日+ 青, sun + blue

晴 is in female first names. For example, a mother named her daughter 雨晴 (rain and shine). It rained before the birth, shortly after the sun showed up. Great story!

Articles on characters by radical:

Radical arrow 矢

Radical child 子

Radical eye 目

Radical heart 心

Radical illness 疒

Radical 巳

Character 青

11 August 2020

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