Posted by Grace Feng on March 19, 2012
In this series you’ll meet Chinese radicals that frequently appear in Chinese characters. To make it simple for you to memorize, I’ll just simply make a beautiful card with the radical on it’s left, and one English word to explain what it symbolize on the right.
In Chinese, radical is called 部首 bù shǒu or 偏旁 piān páng. Today we’ll learn the radical that is related to “hand” – 手shǒu: 扌.
Almost all characters that have this radical describe motions that completed by hands. For example: 打 dǎ (hit), 拍 pāi (pat), 拉 lā (pull), 拖 tuō (drag) etc. As a matter of fact, this radical is a high frequency radical that you can easily find it in almost any Chinese articles.
Category: Chinese radicals
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