deleonjh (deleonjh) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Chinese salute

Hi, I'd like to know what the meaning is of the name for the Chinese salute known as zuoyi (作揖). Or is it a proper noun and as such has no specific meaning? I only copied the Chinese writing from Wikipedia so I don't know if it's accurate; the salute I'm referring to is when someone folds one hand over their fist and holds their forearms upright in front of them. See the picture for what I mean. Also, if anyone out there knows what variants are used for which situations I'd gladly like to know.

Chinese salute
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