Sunday, November 13, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (541) Excellent - 优(優)

 The big seal script of character Excellent is

The left is Person radical, the right is character Worry (Post 533). The character means the actor or actress who is very beautiful. The actor or actress plays a role who has emotions of worry, happiness, sad, and angery, which needs excellent acting skills. Nowadays, the character more often means Excellent, but the original meaning of good looking actor or actress is still kept.

The small seal script of the character is
The left is Person, the right is character Worry.

The clerical script of the character is
Similar to small seal script, but some differences. See the explanation in Post 533 for the right part difference between its small seal script and clerical script.

The song typeface of the traditional character is

Similar to clerical script.

The song typeface of the simplified character is

The right 尤 is character Especially (Post 539), different from Worry 憂. But they pronounce the same You1. The meaning of 优: an especially person is an excellent person, which is roughly the same.

The Pinyin of the character is You1, same as 尤, and 憂。 

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