Thursday, 7 July 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 恪

We have learnt 路 and 赂 in last two lessons. Today we continue with 恪. 恪 is composed of two parts: left hand side is 忄(Radical, which is 心, as mentioned before), right hand side is 各. 

What does it mean here? To answer that, we should ask ourselves a question: how should a person act when he sojourn as a guest in a foreign land? Be careful with what he says and does, right? That is exactly what Chinese ancestors would like to represent with 恪.

恪 means be Respectful and Cautious

Let us check its evolution history to have a better understanding of it. (Image taken from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 恪
From its Seal Script , we can tell that its left hand part is exactly 心 (heart). This 心 part was simplified to 忄starting from Clerical Script.

And now please enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 恪 inside:

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