Saturday, 23 January 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 沙

While we were learning "水", it has been mentioned that when water is used as Radical to form other characters, it is normally simplified as. So 沙 is to add water to sand . It refers to sand next to river water.  沙 is kind of a proof that 小 or 少 was created with drawing of sand.

Somebody also explains that at river side, when water ebbs (水 becomes 少), sand will appear., that is why 沙 means Sand.

沙 is then also extended to describe something as small as sand or like the texture of sand.

Let us examine its evolution history to confirm: ( screenshot taken from )
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 沙
There was no Oracle Script of 沙, for was originally used to mean sand. From Bronze Script till current modern writing 沙, the concept is clearly the same along the path of transforming.

Now it is time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 沙 inside:

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