Sunday, 26 February 2017

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 闯 | 闖

Let us continue our journey with characters related to 门 | 門. 闯 is composed of two characters 门 and 马. Same concept for traditional version - 闖, which is composed of 門 and 馬.

What kind of scene you would image with a horse charging through the door or gate? The video of "Lord Of The Ring" shows the scenario.

At 31st second of above video you would see Gandalf break through the gate of the palace riding his white horse.

That is exactly what 闯 | 闖 originally means - "a horse breaks through the door or gate", as screen captured below:
We can examine its evolution history to confirm our observation: (image taken from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 闯 | 闖
闯 | 闖 was first seen in Seal Script as , which is actually created with the same components - 門 and 馬, as its current forms.

Now it is obvious that 闯 | 闖 means rush, dash or break through.

That is all, let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with it inside to end our study today:


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