Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (104) Liquor Jug - 酉

The shell bone script for character Liquor Jug is


which meant also alcoholic beverages in the ancient time. But the original meaning is Liquor Jug used for making alcoholic beverages.


Its small seal script is


more round jar.


The bottom became flat.



Its clerical script is


similar to the small seal script.

Nowadays, it is not used very often in spoken Chinese, even rarely used in writing. But it is a very common part in characters, normally means wine, alcohol, or fermentation.

Its current standard printing script is


Its Pinyin is "You3".

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