Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (105) Liquor - 酒

The shell bone script for character Liquor is


On the left is Water (Post 13), means liquor here, on the right is a Jug or Jar (Post 104), the container for the liquor. It is an ideography character.

Its small seal script is


similar to the shell bone script, more smooth, round lines.

Its clerical script is


Similar to the older scripts with broad-brush strokes.

Its current standard printing script is


Same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Jiu3". 

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