Friday, July 29, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (30) Claw - 爪

The Big Seal script for character is


just a picture of claw.


It may mean Hand sometime in a combined character - two characters to form a new character.

Its Small Seal script is


almost the same as Big Seal script.

Its Clerical script is


similar to the two above older scripts.

Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is



same as above scripts, any simplification will damage the pictography.


Its Pinyin is "Zhua3".


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