Learn & Write All 214 Radicals

This content is based on the Kangxi Dictionary of 1716.

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Radical List

About the Chart:

  • *Radical Number – Chinese textbooks often refer to a Radical’s number without additional context.  For example, “Radical 61” refers to the 61st radical of the Kangxi Dictionary, 心; xīn “heart”.

  • **Radicals – This column contains inks to free printable writing practice sheets.  

  • 1 – Any Radical followed by 1 is not contained on the character writing page as it is not supported by the software.

  • 2 – Pinyin followed by a 2 should be pronounced in the “neutral” tone.  The audio is for demonstrative purposes, and is read in the 4th tone.

Audio

Radical Number*

Radical**

Pinyin

English

1



one


2


gǔn


line


3



zhǔ


stroke


4


丿



oblique


5




sickle


6



jué


hook


7



èr


two


8



tóu


shelter, head


9



rén


man


10



er2


child


11




to enter


12




eight, separate


13



jiōng


scope


14




to cover


15



bīng


ice


16




table


17



qiǎn


container


18


1


dāo


knife


19




force


20



bāo


to wrap


21




spoon, man overthrown


22



fāng


open box


23




to hide


24



shí


ten


25



bo2


divination


26



jié


seal


27



chǎng


production facility


28




secret


29


1


yòu


still, hand


30



kǒu


mouth


31



wéi


enclosure


32




earth


33



shì


scholar


34



zhǐ


to go


35



suī


go slowly


36




evening


37




big


38




woman


39



zi2


child


40



mián


roof


41



cùn


thumb


42


1 1


xiǎo


small


43



yóu


weak


44



shī


dead body


45



chè


germ


46



shān


mountain


47



chuān


river


48



gōng


work


49




personal


50



jīn


turban


51



gàn


dry


52



yāo


tiny


53


广


guǎng


shelter


54



yǐn


great, stride


55



gǒng


two, hands


56




arrow-grapin


57



gōng


bow


58




snout


59



shān


beard, brush


60



chì


walk around


61



xīn


heart


62




halberd


63




gate


64



shǒu


hand


65



zhī


branch


66




to bump, hand


67



wén


writing


68



dòu


measurer


69



jīn


ax, 500 grams


70



fāng


square, direction


71




without


72




sun


73



yuē


to say


74



yuè


moon


75




tree


76



qiàn


tired


77



zhǐ


to stop


78



dǎi


death


79



shū


weapon


80




mother


81




to confront


82



máo


fur


83



shì


clan


84




air


85



shuǐ


water


86



huǒ


fire


87



zhǎo


claw


88




father


89



yáo


double


90



pán


splitted, wood


91



piàn


slice


92




tooth, ivory


93


1


niú


beef


94



quǎn


dog


95



xuán


deep


96




jade


97



guā


melon


98




tile


99



gān


sweet


100



shēng


be born


101



yòng


to use


102



tián


field


103


1



roll, piece of cloth


104




disease


105




to go up


106



bái


white


107




skin


108



mǐn


container


109




eye


110



máo


spear


111



shǐ


arrow


112



shí


stone


113



shì


to venerate, to show


114



róu


get away


115




grain


116



xué


cave, swing door


117




standing up


118


1 1


shì


bamboo


119




rice


120




silk


121



fǒu


jar


122



wǎng


net


123


1 1


yáng


sheep


124




feather


125



lǎo


old


126



ér


and


127



lěi


plow


128



ěr


ear


129




brush


130



ròu


meat


131



chén


minister


132




personal


133



zhì


to reach


134



jiù


mortar


135



shé


tongue


136



chuǎn


to oppose


137



zhōu


boat


138



gěn


decided


139




color


140



cao2


vegetable


141




tiger


142



chóng


insect


143



xuè


blood


144



xíng


circulate


145




cloth


146


西


xi2


lid


147



jiàn


to see


148



jiǎo


horn


149



yán


speech (trad)


150




valley


151



dòu


pea


152



chù


pig


153



zhì


feline, cat family


154



bèi


shell, money


155



chì


red


156



zǒu


to walk


157




foot


158



shēn


body


159



chē


car


160



xīn


bitter


161



chén


morning


162



chuò


brisk walking


163


()



city


164



yǒu


alcohol


165



biàn


to distinguish


166




neighborhood


167



jīn


gold, metal


168



zhǎng


long


169



mén


gate


170


()



mound


171




servant


172



zhuī


short-tailed bird


173




rain


174



qīng


blue/green


175



fēi


false


176



miàn


face


177




leather


178



wéi


tanned leather


179



jiǔ


leek


180



yīn


sound


181




head, leaf


182



fēng


wind


183



fēi


to fly


184



shí


to eat


185



shǒu


head


186



xiāng


perfume


187




horse


188




bone


189



gāo


high


190



biāo


hair


191



dòu


fight


192



chàng


sacrificial wine


193




cauldron


194



guǐ


ghost


195




fish


196



niǎo


bird


197




salt


198


鹿



deer


199



mài


corn


200




hemp


201



huáng


yellow


202



shǔ


millet


203



hēi


black


204



zhǐ


embroidery


205



miǎn


frog


206



dǐng


tripod


207




drum


208



shǔ


rat


209




nose


210




regular


211


齿


chǐ


tooth, engrenage


212



lóng


dragon


213



guī


tortoise


214



yuè


flute


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