Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Amazing Chinese Characters (202) Open - 開

The big seal script for character Open is

the top

is character Door

the bottom - - over + + means two hands, and - - means the door bolt. Use two hands to pull out the door bolt is Open.


The small seal script for the character is

very similar to its big seal script.

The clerical script for the character is

The bottom becomes 开,which is not same as the original scripts, and changed the original meaning of the pictography, which makes confusing.

The traditional song typeface for the character is


which is very similar to the clerical script.

The simplified song typeface for the character is


which is inside of the traditional song typeface, there is no any relationship with original scripts. It is difficult to understand from this character, so it is a bad simplification.

Its Pinyin is Kai1.



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