Saturday, August 13, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (522) Again - 再

The bronze script for character Again is

the bottom is a character Slowly - fish trap (see Post 251) made from bamboo which are still used nowadays. The top two horizontal lines are a bar for the trap to hang on when it is not used in the winter.

This kind trap is used for many years, or even tens years. Every spring, people put them in paddy or paddy canal to catch the loach.

In the fall, people hang them on the house beams, and reuse them again next year, and the year after next year.

The big seal script for the character is

One line on the top (beam), the bottom is character Slowly (Post 251), a fish trap.

The small seal script for the character is

Similar to its big seal script.

The clerical script for the character is

Similar to the old scripts.

Its Pinyin is Zai4.

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