Our character for today is 年
Simplified Chinese character: 年
Traditional Chinese character: 年
(The simplified character and the traditional character are the same)
This character is pronounced nián in the 2nd tone.
What it means:
年 means ‘year’.
今年 – This year
Let’s break it down:
This character was originally 禾 (grain) over 人 (person), then it evolved to contain 千 (thousand). The modern character is almost like an amalgamation of all of these components.