Sunday, 14 February 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 炎

Look at the character 炎 which we will learn today, it is obviously composed of two 火. What is its meaning? With one 火, it is warm and good to cook food. While there is two 火, it is to mean a grand fire, and is then extended to mean very hot, eventually Chinese ancestors used 炎 to describe the sicknesses which would cause high fever as well.

Bronze Script of 炎 -  was created originally with the same idea by drawing two (Bronze Script of 火).  Its evolution history is shown below: (image get from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 炎

Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 炎 inside:

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