There is an animal that has 4 legs when it is young, 2 legs when it grows up, and 3 legs when it grows old. Can you guess what it is? The answer is 人. So our word of this week is
人 – ‘people’.
人 is pronounced rén.
This word was first seen in the Oracle bone script（甲骨文Jiǎ gǔ wén）in the Shang Dynasty. Its original meaning is a life that can create, can use tools for labor and can use language for thinking and communication, in a word – people.
The character 人(rén) looks like a person walking. It is impossible to walk with two legs at the same time. Therefore, the character “人”(rén) is designed to have a long stroke and a short stroke.
大人（dà rén ）
Adults or the old honorific name for officials.
小人（xiǎo rén ）
Refers to despicable person
大人不记小人过（dà rén bú jì xiǎo rén guò）
A great man rarely stoops to pettiness or harbors grievance for past wrongs.