Thursday, July 15, 2021

West 西

It seems that different linguists and experts have different opinions on the origin of 西. Some people argue the etymology can be attributed to a basket or a wrapped package. That is why 西 appears as a part of the word 东西 - dōngxī - thing, object - вещь. However, there is another (so called "romantic") theory. Some linguists suppose that 西 looks like a nest, where birds return when the sun sets in the WEST.

西 West
西方 West, Western countries, Occident, westward

Meaning of "Occident": the countries of the West, especially Europe and America.


The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various regions, nations and states, depending on the context, most often consisting of the majority of Europe, the Americas, and Australasia. The Western world is also known as the Occident, in contrast to the Orient or Eastern world.


西方世界,也稱為西方,根據上下文是指不同的地區、民族和國家,通常由歐洲、美洲和澳大拉西亞的大部分地區組成。 與東方或東方世界相比,西方世界也被稱為西方。

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