Monday, December 5, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (121) Rabbit - 兔

Rabbit is the fourth animal in Chinese Zodiac.

The order of Chinese Zodiac:

Mouse, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,
Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep,
Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

The shell bone script for character Rabbit is


some similarity to rabbit.


The big seal script of character Rabbit is


Which changes a lot, but we still can see the head, the tail, and two legs.

The small seal script for Rabbit is


Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script for Rabbit is


a little bit more like rabbit than the small seal script. The small dot is the tail. 

Its current standard printing script is


very similar to clerical script.

Its pinyin is "Tu4".


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