Monday, 22 February 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 果

Today we continued our learning to 果. Looking at 果, it is composed of 田 and 木, both of which have been taught. Can you guess its meaning of 果?

Before revealing the answer, let us examine its evolution history to gain more ideas: (image get from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 果
From Oracle Script of 果 - , I assume you should already have a clear idea what it is now. It is the drawing of a tree produces fruitfully果 is then to mean fruit of a tree. fruit of vines in Chinese is referred by another character 瓜, we can get back to it later.

And from 田 and 木,  can also be explained that fruit is produced from the field of trees. Maybe this is the inner logic for the transformation to 果 from .

Now let us enjoy a Chinese painting with 果 inside:


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