Today we look at another new character 舟, which is a Pictograph character. However it is kind of transformed too much that we cannot tell its meaning by its current form - 舟.
As usual let us check its Oracle Script or Bronze Script to see whether we can get more clues from them. Below is its evolution history: (image get from http://www.vividict.com)
|Learn one Chinese Character a day - 舟|
Oracle Script of 舟 - is still uncertain to us. However looking at one of its Bronze Script , the answer might have jumped out from your mind already?
If we show you the image of a typical small boat in ancient china below, you will then recognise why Oracle Script and Bronze Script of 舟 were written like that.
|Boat - 舟|
So it is very clear that 舟 is a boat.
Now it is time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 舟 inside:
Our next lesson will continue with a character whose Bronze Script is , can you guess what does it mean?