Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (160) Fly - 飛

The bronze script of character Fly is



A bird is flying, the top is bird's head, the bottom sides are wings.

The big seal script of character Fly is


which is a bird. Some people may ask why the bird means Fly not Bird?

There are other seal scripts of the character,



The middle one is same as above. The left and right ones are different but all like flying bird.

Let's see the big seal script for character Bird


which is a side view of bird when we see a bird standing on a tree.



The character Fly is a bird opening its wings, which we can only see when a bird is flying.



A bird opening wings means Fly, if a bird no opening wings means Bird.

The small seal script of character Fly is


which is very similar to the big seal script one.

The clerical script of character Fly is

which is similar to the older script, especially the right part two 飞, which like the bird wings. But the left bottom is not like a wing.

The song typeface for traditional character Fly is


which is almost same as the clerical script.

The song typeface for simplified character is 


which is a wing of bird, or part of the traditional character of Fly. This simplified character is not as good as the traditional counterpart, but it is not bad because a wing is related to flying.

The pinyin of this character Fly is Fei1.



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