Saturday, 30 July 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 此

Our character today is 此, if you recall what we have learnt with Chinese character 止 and 化, you should know that 此 is composed of both parts: 止 (which means foot) and 匕 (which means human).

What is the aggregated meaning from the combination of a foot and a man? The place where the foot of a man stands - here, or this. Simple right?

We can examine its evolution history to confirm our observation: (image taken from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 此 
Its Oracle Script is quite obvious to have a man standing on his foot . Another Oracle Script write  and  left to right. Our current way of writing 此, followed .

Now it is time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 此 inside:

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