Sunday, August 23, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (306) Angry - 怒

The big seal script of character Angry is

The top is character Slave (Post 305)

The bottom 
is character Heart (Post 24). There is a minor difference: the Heart in Angry has no dot inside, which could be because the space is too small to put the dot in, so omit it.

The heart of slave is angry, which is the feeling of the slave. Because the slave is forced to do what he/she doesn't want to, has no respect, be abused, so his/her heart is full of angry.

The small seal script of the character Angry is


The top is character Slave, the bottom is the character Heart.

The clerical script of the character Angry is

Similarly, the top is Slave, and the bottom is Heart.

The song typeface of the character is


The Pinyin of the character is Nu4.


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Amazon Chinese Characters (305) Slave - 奴

The shell bone script of character Slave is
The left top is Woman or Lady (Post 20), the right bottom is a hand (Post 102). A hand grabs a woman means that the woman would be forced to be a slave, which is sad but true in the ancient time.

The big seal script of character Slave is
similar to the shell bone script, who left is a woman, the right bottom is a hand.

The small seal script of the character Slave is

The left woman is woman, the right one is the hand.

The clerical script of character Slave is

The left is 女 - Woman, the right is 又, here it means Hand.

Even though the original meaning means female slave, but it became more general meaning of the slave: male or female slaves.

Its Pinyin is Nu2.