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 of 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 of Rabbit is

Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of 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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