Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (76) Big, Gentleman - 大, 夫

The shell bone script for Character Big is


which is a person who open his arms and legs. It is the biggest posture one person could make.


which is similar to character Stand (Post 70)

which has a line on the bottom to represent the earth where the people standing on.

The shell bone script for Character Gentleman


which is a person who has hairpins on his head. In ancient time, gentleman put hairpins on his head, indicating that he was a mature gentleman, an adult, man who could take full responsibility.


The small seal script for Big is


similar to its shell bone script.

The small seal script for Gentleman is

similar to its shell bone script.

The clerical script for Big is


similar to its small seal script.

The clerical script for Gentleman is


some similarity to its small seal script, but significant changed, the big bent arc becomes the second straight horizontal line, the two vertical lines become diagonal down lines. It is more similar to clerical for Big.

Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is


same as clerical script.

Its current standard printing script for both traditional and simplified character is

Same as its clerical script.

Pinyin for Big is "Da4". Pinyin for Gentleman is "Fu1".


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