Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (362) Street - 街

 The shell bone script of character Street is

The middle is Jade Tablet (Post 361) used by King or Tribal Chief for sacrifice ceremony, the two sides is intersection of roads. 

Which also means Walk (Post 96). 

The intersection for sacrifice ceremony is not normal road intersection but a big square in intersection for crowd who attend the ceremony. This place is Street, not any intersection of road. Normally it is in the center of the city.

The bronze script of the character is

In the left, there is intersection of roads or streets, and a big foot in the middle, which means the road or street where people are walking on. The middle and right ones have half intersections with two feet, showing the same meaning.

The big seal script of the character is

which is similar to shell bone script. The Jade Tablet in the middle is the big seal script.

The small script of the character is

Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of the character is

Similar to big and small seal scripts.

The song typeface of the character is

Same as clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Jie1.

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