Saturday, February 20, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (337) Look at - 视(視)

 The shell bone script of character Look at is

The top is character Display - 示(Post 329), the bottom is character Eye - 目(Post 17). A big eye is looking at the display.

The bronze script of the character is

The left on both characters are display, the right are character Meet - 见 (Post 201). A person is looking at the display.

The big seal script of the character is 

Similar to the bronze script above (the right one).

The clerical script of the character is 

The left is Display, the right is Meet - 见(Post 201)。

The song typeface for traditional character is 

Almost same as the clerical script.

The song typeface for simplified character is 

Its Pinyin is Shi4.

视 is Look at, most of time is See - 看. What is the difference between 视 and 看?看 is more general See, 视 is more like focus on something - Look at. The left is 示, something displayed, and right is 见 - Meet, which is to See the display. 

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