We are going to learn the Knife symbol 刀, and two other related symbols, Blade 刃 and Endure 忍.
You may see the Endure symbol 忍 all the time on the wall of a karate dojo, as a calligraphy art.
Let’s start the writing of the Knife symbol 刀:
刀 knife pronunciation: Dāo
The first stroke is an angle (almost 90 degree) with a little hook at the end. Then the second stroke is just a curved 丿 stroke.
This Knife 刀 is kind of hieroglyphic symbol as a knife shape with the blade facing left.
Now here is the second symbol, the blade symbol 刃, it’s the Knife symbol 刀 plus a short stroke on the blade side, to symbolize the blade part of a knife.
刃 blade pronunciation: Rèn
The third symbol is the main symbol we must learn today, the Endure symbol 忍, it’s a Blade symbol 刃 added on a Heart symbol 心. This Endure symbol 忍 is a symbolic Chinese word, placing a Blade 刃 on the Heart 心, that’s called Endurance.
忍 endure pronunciation: Rěn
The pronunciation is “Rěn”, which is a …