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Happy Father’s Day-Chinese character 父 and 子

Date: June 17, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters, Special Days

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I made this piece of calligraphy art yesterday to present it to my son’s dad and all the fathers out there.

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The drawing shows a father is carrying a child on his back with their hands holding together—-You can feel a father’s love to his child.

It contains two Chinese characters 父 ( fù ) father and 子 (zǐ ) child/son.

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Character 父 is quite obvious in above calligraphy, but how did the 子 come about.  Let’s take a look of the pictures below:-

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The original character on the first left column is a Pictogram – an image of a baby, being wrapped in a blanket with a head and spread arms as shown in the first picture. This has been the way Chinese people bring their babies up.  In the last 3000 years, the character has been changed to different font and finally to a modern version of 子 as shown on the last column.

So here you go, this is 父 ( fù ) father and 子 (zǐ ) child/son.