Sunday, April 25, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (379) Cry - 哭

 The shell bone script of character Cry is

A person raises his hands to sky for help, the two 口s are mouths, which means he open his mouth often and cry loud as two people are crying or as he has two mouths crying. 

The bronze script of the character is

A person opens his arm (to the right), and cry for help.

The big seal script of the character is

The two 口 - mouth on the top, and the bottom is character Dog, which means that the sound of crying is like a beaten dog crying.

Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of the character is

The bottom is the character Dog too, same ideogram as the big, small scripts.

The song typeface of the character is

Same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Ku1.

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