Learn one Chinese Character a day - "四" (学习)
Today we are going to look at "四", to find out its meaning, it is better to check it evolution history:
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Oracle script means it is two times of two "二".
at early stage of Bronze script, is also written vertically as , to emphasize the mean of four to be twice of two, Chinese ancestor combined with to become . late stage of Bronze script was further added another inside to re-emphasize the relationship between Four - "四" and Two - "二".
When it came to Seal script , was again removed from .
So now we have current way of writing of Four in Chinese - "四".
As usual, let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with "四" inside: