游子 yóu zǐ

Monday April 2nd, 2012 by No Comments

游子 yóu zǐ (pronounced ‘yo-zuh’), is a Chinese word that can be translated as ‘wanderer’. It indicates people who are living far away, but who have a strong connection to home. The root of the first character is in water, and is suggestive of travelling, or drifting. This word was suggested by Nina, one of the students we’re working with.

游子 comes from a poem ‘Song of the Wanderer’ by the Tang dynasty poet Meng Jiao.

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