As far as I have learnt, for each Chinese word with more than one character, its meaning is formed from that of each character which it comprises. However, I cannot understand how the meaning of
保重 is formed this way. I thought that:
- 保 = to protect
- 重 = important
重 mean for this word? How does it go from "to protect the important one" to "take care"?
Thanks in advance!