Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 惶

Today we look at a similar Chinese character 惶, to know better its meaning, we have to examine its evolution history first: (image get from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 惶

From its Seal Script is composed of (which we have learnt - 心), and (which is 皇). So  is also a Chinese character created with method Phonetic Complexes, as 煌. Actually 皇, 煌 and  pronounces exactly the same. here denotes the feelings from heart, while  denotes the pronunciation and more. actually depict the feeling of a person when he faces Emperor - Fear or Nervous.

while it evolved to Clerical Script,  was simplified to , and was eventually further simplified to during Regular Script period. Whenever we see a in any Chinese characters, that denotes heart.

So 惶 means Fear or Nervous

Finally time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 惶 inside:

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