Friday, August 18, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (169) Man - 男

The shell bone script of character Man is

the left part is character Field,



the right part is character Power


actually it is a plow.



Man is the one who is ploughing in the field. It is true, in the ancient time, only men took care of ploughing field. At that time, Ox were not trained to pull the plow, men had to pull the plow.

The character is an ideogram.

The bronze script of character Man is


Similar to shell bone script.

The big seal script of character Man is 
Similar to older scripts.

The small seal script of the character is


The character Field is on the top, and the Power (plow) is on the bottom.

The clerical script of the character is


The song typeface of the character is


Its pinyin is Nan2.


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