Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (94) Step - 步

The shell bone script of character Step is

The top is 止,left foot (Post 93). the bottom is right foot. Left foot in front, followed by right foot.  A person is walking forward step by step. It is an ideogram character.

The bronze script is 

which is even clear: two footprints.

The big seal script of the character is
It is changed a lot, because the 止 changed, not lost some pictography.

Its small seal script is

which is big difference from the older scripts, even though we may see some similarity.

Its clerical script is 

some similarity to its small seal script, but it is far from original pictography.

Its currrent standard printing script is

Very similar to clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Bu4".


  1. It still looks like footprints.

  2. It still looks like footprints.

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