Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 宀

Today we check another commonly used Chinese Radial - 宀, After transformation, it is hard to know its meaning by looking at 宀. However it would be a very clear answer if we saw its Oracle Scripts.

Let us examine its whole evolution history (image get from http://www.vividict.com)
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 宀
Does not its Oracle Script looks exactly the side view of a house, as shown below?
a typical house
Another Oracle Script 
even added a chimney on top of the house .

Eventually was simplified to 宀.

When you see any Chinese character with 宀, that character must be related to house, like 家, 室 and etc.

Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with a Chinese character which contains 宀.
池沼, 宫城

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