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Chinese ideograms for "peace", "pretty", and "adultery"

The Chinese ideogram for "quiet", "peace", "tranquility" is depicted by one woman under a roof.    Two women under a roof means "handsome" or "pretty". Three women under a roof means "adultery", "fornication",   "licentiousness", "ravish"

It is sometimes said that the Chinese character for "trouble" simbolizes two women under one roof. Such a character is possible,   but there is actually no such Chinese character.


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