Sunday, July 24, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (15) Door - 門

The Shell Bone script of character Door is


just a picture of door which we still can see in countryside.

Its Big seal script is

Similar to shell bone script.

Its Small Seal script is 


not much different from the Shell Bone script.

Its Clerical script is

same as the previous one.

The current traditional printing script is


The current simplified printing script is


the pictography and the beauty of the character have been damaged a lot with a fewer strokes. People can't connect it to a door.

Its Pinyin is "Men2".

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