Today we move to learn a Chinese character related to plants - 卉. It is hard to reason its meaning from its current form. Let us examine its ancient scripts to see whether we can get more ideas: (image taken from http://vividict.com)
|Learn one Chinese Character a day - 卉|
And recall again what we have learnt in the lesson for 竹, Chinese ancestors noticed the special characteristics of 竹 that its leaves are spreading downwards as . Here for grasses, their leaves are spreading upwards as .
Remember that or represents grasses while they are used as Radical to form other Chinese characters. We have plenty of them piled up in the queue.
Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 卉 inside: