Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (23) Bamboo - 竹

The Shell Bone script for character Bamboo is


a picture of bamboo leaves, do not be confused with Chicken claws.


Its Bronze script is


There are two bamboo trees, and the = in the bottom is leaves on the ground.

Its Big seal script is


Bamboo trees.

Its Small Seall script is


some similarity to Shell Bone script, symmetrical and beautiful, and good pictography.

Its Clerical script is


more like to bamboo leaves than Small Seal script, the right hook is optional, some people didn't wright the hook, which is more like bamboo.

Its current standard song typeface for both traditional or simplified character is


exactly same as Clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Zhu2".


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