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Radicals 16-20 (4 of 30)

Posted by antony73 June 8, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: radicals, bìhuà, 心电感应

jiōng 'borders'

Strokes: 2 Examples:

笔画: shú héng zhé gōu.

Although this Radical has four bǐhuà, it has only two strokes. Héng zhé gōu are counted as one stroke as the pen or brush shouldn't leave the paper while writing it.


bā 'eight'

Also 丷

Strokes: 2 Examples:

笔画: piě nà. 丷 uses diǎn then piě


rù 'enter'

入 and 人 (below) are together as one Radical.

Strokes: 2 Examples:

笔画: piě nà.


rén 'person'


亻 also means 'person,' but a 'male person' as in 他,compared with 她.

Strokes: 2 Examples: 介 / 仆


笔画: piě nà. 亻 uses piě then shù


bāo 'wrap'

Strokes: 2 Examples:

笔画: piě héng zhé gōu


bǐ 'ladle'

Strokes: 2 Examples: 化 北

笔画: piě shù wān gōu


I thought I would end this post by sharing this very endearing word one of my Chinese friends taught me recently: 心电感应 (xīn-heart diàn-electric gǎn-feel yìng-answer/respond).

In one dictionary this word comes up as Telepathie, however, I asked her for the Chinese equivalent of Connect, as in that special connection you have with some one you love. 

心电感应 not only sounds beautifully poetic, but its sentiments in each part really do sum up and capture the idea of that special connection of hearts and souls we sometimes share. 



Sources: / / / William McNaughton's Reading and Writing Chinese. Tuttle Language Library

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