Monday, July 23, 2018

Amazing Chinese Characters (204) Chestnut - 栗

The shell bone script for character Chestnut is

 or



the top are three chestnuts, the bottom is the chestnut tree.



It is similar to character Fruit (see Post 31)


The big seal script for the character is



The small seal script for the character is


which has only one chestnut on the tree.

The clerical script for the character is


The curves became straight lines.

The song typeface for the character is


very similar to its clerical script.

Its pinyin is Li4.

People normally say 栗子, in which 子 just a particle, no meaning or meaning small particles.


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