Saturday, 9 January 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day – 豕

Today we will learn a Chinese character 豕 to help us understanding better why Oracle Script of "肉" is .

Evolution history of 豕 is shown below. ( image get from )
Learn one Chinese Character a day – 豕
Oracle Script is drawing of a livestock with fat body and short legs. Bronze Script further emphasised the characteristics of round fatty belly. It would be much clearer if it was rotated to become. Only one type of livestock fits with these characteristics - Pig.  

Now if we compare(肉) with (豕), then we will realise that (肉) is the body part the (豕) with head and tail removed. For evolution history of "肉" please refer to our previous lesson at

Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 豕 inside:

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