Why are Chinese chopsticks one head is round, one end is square? How to use it correctly? Come and check it out!
Chopsticks are an important part of Chinese culture, from ancient times to the present, Chinese life is inseparable from chopsticks, children learn to use chopsticks at the age of two or three in China, so do you know more about chopsticks?
Chopsticks have a history of at least 3,000 years, and its form has not changed much from ancient times to the present, but the materials used to make chopsticks have been updated, ordinary people in the Han Dynasty used bamboo chopsticks, nobles used copper chopsticks, and in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, chopsticks made of gold, silver, jade, etc. gradually appeared.
Chinese chopsticks are different from those in Korea, Japan and other places, Chinese chopsticks are one head is round, one end is square, symbolizing the sky is round and the earth is square and closely related to traditional Chinese culture. In ancient times, the imperial family used silver chopsticks, because silver could identify whether food was poisonous, and when the daughter of an ordinary person is married would also use chopsticks as one of their dowries, which means "kuai sheng gui zi(Hurry up and have a kid)", pinning on good hopes.
When using, you need to place the chopsticks between the thumb and index finger, the thumb should be placed next to the nail of the index finger, and the ring finger and little finger should be cushioned underneath, so that you can easily complete the chopsticks use action! At the same time, there are also many taboos about how to use chopsticks at the dinner table, let's take a look together.
When eating, you need to place the chopsticks neatly on the table, not unevenly, because this is unlucky in China, there is an idiom called "san chang liang duan", which means accident, death, so everyone must place the chopsticks neatly on the table.
This statement refers to the act of holding chopsticks with the thumb, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger when using chopsticks and extending the index finger seems to be tantamount to accusing others, which is an extremely impolite behavior. In addition, it is also very impolite to talk to someone during a meal and point chopsticks at others.
There are also many proverbs related to chopsticks circulating in China, come and see if you know what they mean:
A small pair of chopsticks has inherited the culture of the Chinese nation for thousands of years and taught us a lot. In addition to the rules mentioned above, there are many other taboos, welcome to leave us a message to add!