Sunday, 3 July 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 赂 | 賂

As usual, let us dissemble the character 赂, or its Traditional form 賂, to guess its meaning.

From its structure, left hand side is 贝 or 貝, right hand side is 各. We have learnt that 贝 | 貝 means treasures or money, and 各 has the meaning of "walking to my or our place". Why would somebody bring treasures or money to us? To bribe us mainly, unless he is a close friend of us.

yes, 赂 | 賂 means Bribe. And of course 赂 | 賂 also means "bring gift to somebody" when people visits his friends.

And let us examine its evolution history to have a better understanding of 赂 | 賂: (image taken from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 赂 | 賂
There is no Oracle Script nor Bronze Script found for 赂 yet. Its Seal Script is obviously composed of and . Our current way of writing 赂 | 賂 is a clear continuation from .

Now it is time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy of 赂 | 賂:

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