Our character for today is 生
Simplified Chinese character: 生
Traditional Chinese character: 生
(The simplified character and the traditional character are the same)
This character is pronounced shēng in the 1st tone.
What it means:
生 can mean ‘give birth’, ‘alive’, and is also used in names of occupations.
You’ll see it in:
出生 (to give birth), 生活 (life), 活着 (alive), 先生 (Mr), 医生 (doctor) and 学生 (student)
Let’s break it down:
生 originally came from a picture of a plant growing, representing life or being alive.