Sunday, 22 May 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 舟

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
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
Its Seal Scriptand Clerical Script  started to have the prototype of current way of writing - 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?

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