Thursday, June 24, 2021

Amazing Chinese characters (421) Vessel - 船

 The bronze script of character Vessel is

The left is character Boat - 舟 (Post 117), the right top is character Public - 公 (Post 534). The character means the boat for public services, such as Ferry. 

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to the bronze script.

The small seal script of the character is
Similarly, the left is character 舟, the right is river flow and stone.

The clerical script of the character is
Similar to older scripts.

The song typeface of the character is
Same as the clerical script.

So there are two characters of Boat, 舟 (Post 117), and Vessel, 船. 舟 just means Boat, stationary boat, or we don't know if it is moving or not. 船, is big boat for public. Nowadays, 船 is more popular for boat, 舟 is used most in old Chinese (白话文).

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