Say It Right Series

Radicals 26-30 (6 of 30)

Posted by antony73 July 19, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: radicals bihua

jié 'seal'

Strokes: 2 Examples 仰 危 卾

笔画: 竖横折钩 shù héng zhé gōu

Means seal as in 'seal ring'


fù 'left-ear' and yì 'right-ear'

Strokes: 2

Examples for fù 阹 阞 隘

Examples for yì 邒 邛 郜

The Radical fù (left-ear) goes on the left hand side of a character, whereas yì (right-ear), goes on the right hand side of a character, otherwise, these two Radicals are identical.

fù means mound, yì means city.

笔画: 橫撇弯钩竖 héng piē wān gōu shù



kǎn 'bowl'

Strokes: 2 Examples 凶 凼 凸

笔画: 竖折竖 shù zhé shù


lì 'strength'

Strokes: 2 Examples 劝 劣 劸

笔画: 橫折钩 héng zhé gōu

I like the relationship between tián 田 (field) and 力 = nán 男 (man). I suppose traditionally, a field is where a man used his strength.




Sources: / / / Reading and Writing Chinese William McNaughton Tuttle Language Press


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