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 http://www.vividict.com)
|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 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.