Our character for today is 这
In simplified Chinese characters: 这
In traditional Chinese characters: 這
This character is pronounced zhè in the 4th tone.
What it means:
这 can mean ‘this’ or ‘here.’
Let’s break it down:
The radical on the left hand side 辶 means ‘go’ or ‘travel’.
In the simplified character, the part on the right hand side is 文 (which means ‘writing’ or ‘culture’), a simplification that is not related to the meaning of the word.
In the traditional character, the right hand side component is 言, which means ‘speech’.