|Related Symbols:||生物 (seibutu: creature), 動物 (doubutsu: animal)|
|Compound Words:||昆虫 (insect)|
Although “虫” means “insect” or “bug,” the symbol is a pictograph that is derived from the shape of snakes. It looks as if it were alive and about to move like a wave. Don’t worry. It’s not gonna bite you.
As mentioned above, the symbol is derived from the shape of snakes, especially poisnous ones. Not a lot of people know this trivia.
This Japanese symbol is in common use by itself, and also often used partially in the symbols that indicate the names of insects.
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The best part of this symbol is its unique shape. Don’t worry about the translation. Non-Jpaanese cannot read it. Even though you hate bugs, don’t hate the symbol. And again, even though it is derived from the shape of snakes, it’s not gonna bite you.