Saturday, May 23, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (291) Have - 有

The shell bone script of character Have is

which is same character Again - 又 (Post 102). It is a right hand, means that people's hand could hold something.

The bronze script of the character is

The right is the hand holding a
 which is meat (Post 252). The hand holds a piece of meat: the person has a valuable thing.

The big seal script of the character is
similar to bronze script.

The small seal script of the character is

similar but the hand is separated from the meat.

The clerical script of the character is
The lines become straight, difficult to see the pictography any more.

Its Pinyin is You3.




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