Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (448) Flat - 扁

 The big seal script of character Flat is

The top

 is character 户 - Household (Post 271), 

the bottom 

is character 册 - Book (Post 62), a connected multiple writing bamboo slips, which is very thin and flat.

The character original means door plaque, which is a board with brush writing hanging on the door. In ancient time, it was bamboo book.

As time past, it represents Flat more often, people created another character 

just for Door Plaque to replace its original meaning.

The small script of the character Flat is

similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of the character Flat is

similar to old scripts.

The song typeface of the character is
Very similar to clerical script.

The pinyin of the character is Bian3. 

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