Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (312) Dangerous - 凶

 The shell bone script of character Dangerous is


The outside means a hole, inside is thorns, which is dangerous to people.

The small seal script of character Dangerous is


very similar to the shell bone script.

The clerical script of the character is

similar to older scripts. 

The song typeface for the character is


still very similar.

Its Pinyin is Xiong1.

It is a simple character, has not changed for more than 3000 years.  The character means dangerous situation, environment, and time; sometimes it means bad omen, or fierce of a person/animal's behavior. 

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