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 http://chinese-linguipedia.org)
|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: