Sunday, July 24, 2005
I saw this "Wall Hanging Asian Character" for sale at a local Bed Bath and Beyond store. The character 著 has an English caption stating it means "tranquility". The truth is far from "tranquil".
Depends on how 著 is used as in a phrase or sentence, it has many meanings including "catch; receive; suffer", "to make known; to show; to prove; to write; book; outstanding", and "plan; settlement; to wear", but none of them means "tranquility".