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wo : I Pinyin(third tone)
EnglishI; me
A bit like 'woo' but the 'w' is rather muted

Originally this rather important character was a pictogram showing two spears confronting each other giving the flavour of concept of ownership and self. Over the years the right hand constituent has changed to become a little less confrontational - it is a hand holding the spear.

shì měi guó rén
wo : I shi : is; yes; correct mei : beautiful guo : country; kingdom ren : person
I am beautiful=America country person = I am American

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