Saturday, May 27, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (154) Think - 思

The big seal script for character Think or Thinking is


The top is head, and the bottom is heart. Ancient Chinese believed that people used head and heart to think. Even though we now know that we use head to think. But western people say "I love you from my heart", heart could feel emotions which are related to thinking.




Its small seal script is



which is similar to the big seal script.

Its clerical script is


The top changed to 田,which means "Field". But it is not from "Field". The inside X became , which could be caused by easy writing, or writing mistake.

The current standard printing script is


which is similar to clerical script.

Its pinyin is Si1.

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