Things I notice while studying the Korean language
Saturday, September 10, 2016
What does 驕 mean?
The Chinese character 驕 (교) means "proud" or "arrogant," as in the Korean word 교만(驕慢)하다, which means "proud" or "arrogant." Notice that the character is a combination of the characters 馬 (마), which means "horse," and 喬 (교), which means "tall" or "high." In English, we have the expression "high horse," which means "an arrogant and unyielding mood or attitude." I had not noticed the coincidence before today, but that coincidence will probably help me never to forget this character.