Sunday, June 14, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (296) District - 区

The shell bone script of character District is
There are three 口 and a reversed L. Some people think that the 口 is a small area divided from other area; some think that it is a mouth meaning people or population, there are people in the area separated by reversed L. But anyway the character means District, Region, Area, or Zone, most of time is District.


The big seal script of the character is
which have three 口 string together. I think that the 口 represent the small districts which are under the same big district, just like the small 口 are cities, and string together to form a county or state.

The small sell script of the character is


which is similar to shell bone script.

The clerical script of the character is
no much difference to the old scripts.

The traditional song typeface of the character is

no difference.

The simplified song typeface of the character is

the 品 inside becomes X, which doesn't make any sense except reduced strokes. 

Its Pinyin is Qu1.

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