再见goodbye

Chinese name: 再见

Pinyin: zài jiàn

English name: Goodbye

Characters: Originally in oracle bones, the first character 再 looked like a bamboo fishing basket with a lid on top. It means to catch fish with a basket over and over again.

The second character 见 means to see. In oracle bones, it is a picture of a man staring at something with his eyes wide open.

A literal translation of  再见 in English is again see. 

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