I am learning Chinese now, and we've been introduced to Chinese characters as 'pictograms'. I understand the logic behind some characters, like
口 mouth to and
But, what about complex characters? For example:
吃 to eat consists of
口 to indicate that this character is related to the mouth, but what about the remaining right-side of the character? What is the logic (if any) in those strokes?
This leaves me to wonder about countless other characters like
礼物 gift. It seems very hard to remember all of these characters, especially since the their strokes are seemingly mostly without logic.