Friday, July 29, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (32) Pick - 采

The Shell Bone script for character Pick is


a hand picking up fruits on a tree. The top is character - claw,the bottom is character - fruit.  It is an ideogram character from a combination of two pictography characters.

Its Small Seal script is


very similar to the Shell Bone script, the lines are more smooth.

Its Clerical script is


beautiful but less pictography, the claw has seperated three dots,  and three fruits on the top of the tree disappeared.

The current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is


same as the Clerical script.

Its Pinyin is “Cai3".

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