Chinese Tuesdays: The most complicated (invented) character ever

My teacher broke this down for us in class once but I forgot what it meant until I asked a waiter about it after seeing it on a fat golden pig. It’s a combination of the chengyu 招财进宝 (zhāo cái jìn bǎo, 招財進寶 in traditional characters), used to wish people wealth and prosperity.

Every Tuesday on the Anthill, Sam Duncan posts a langauge titbit from his blog. Read them all here