Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (309) Exhausted - 尽

The shell bone script of character Exhausted is


The top is a brush, and the bottom is a utensil. Using brush to clean the vessel after eating is Exhausted - nothing left in the utensil. 

The big seal script of character Exhausted is


The top is a hand holding a brush, the bottom 


is a utensil.

The small seal script of character Exhausted is


A hand holding a brush on the top, and a utensil on the bottom.

The clerical script of character Exhausted is


The four dots are brush hair, not Fire as they normally mean. 

The song typeface of traditional character Exhausted is

Similar to clerical script.

The song typeface of simplified character Exhausted is

There is zero similarity to old scripts. How did this big change happen? I don't know. I only can guess that could be from running script and cursive script.

The Pinyin of the character is Jin4.


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