We will learn one word with two charcaters today, it is Friend 朋友
朋 peng2 means friend
It is made up of 月 and 月，月 means moon, but why two moons together means Friend? Actually this 月 stands for the character 肉 which means meat. We use two meat to show the idea of 2 people being together as a friend.
友yǒu means friend too. It looks like two hands. Please have a look at the oracle bone character
Even 朋 means friend, 友 also means friend. But when we use it as a word, as we say WE ARE FRIENDS, we will use 朋友，not just 朋or友, because we prefer 2 or 3 syllable rather than only one.
The order of the characters
Here is the video
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