Thursday, February 27, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (266) Morning - 早

Shell bone script of character Morning is


The top is Sun (日,see Post 4)

The bottom is Grass (草,see Post 49)

When the Sun rises just above the grass is Morning.


The bronze scripts of Morning are


Similar to shell bone script, except the straight horizontal line in the bottom.

The big seal script of the character is

In which, the bottom is changed very big. Some people believe that the bottom is a type of grass, others think that it was written this way mistakenly. 

The small seal script of Morning is 


Similar to big seal script

The clerical script of Morning is

Which is changed back to similar to old scripts.

The song typeface of the character is

Same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Zao3.

早 is one of the most popular characters. It is an adjective. People greet each other in the morning:"早上好!” (Good morning!). Even just say "早!“ (Morning!), which are same as people do with English.

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