Friday, 1 April 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 病

After Chinese radical 疒, we continued our learning with many other characters and get prepared for one of the Chinese characters created with 疒- 病.

What is the meaning of 病? it is composed of 疒,  and 内. So it is related to sickness, and with 内, it should be sickness happening inside (the body). is believed as an indicator to emphasise 内.

病 is to mean sickness happening inside the body, or just sickness.

We can examine its evolution history to double confirm our guessing: (image get from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 病
Oracle Script of 病 is missing, I think it is because Chinese ancestors used 疒 to mean sickness during that period.

And let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 病 inside:

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