Saturday, 30 April 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 出

By looking at current way of writing of 出, you might wonder whether it is to mean hills with combination of two 山 (hill), which we learnt before?

Actually not and it has nothing to do with hills. To know why, let us check its evolution history: (image get from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 出
Oracle Script of 出 is , it is to show the idea of "somebody steps () out of a gate ()". Another Oracle Script was added  to emphasize "walking along the street". Step away from a house is meant to move out.

出 is slowly simplified and transformed along the time from till current 出.

出 means out.

That is it. Let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 出 inside.

Before leaving, we have one question for you: if it were you, how would you create a Chinese character to mean a guest? We will reveal the answer next.

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