Chinese radical show – “mouth” radical (2)

Posted by Grace Feng on March 13, 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 “mouth“: . This radical is actually a character of itself too:  kǒu (mouth)

The characters that have this radical mostly means a certain action that you do with your mouth, such as: 吃 chī (eat), 喝 hē (drink), 吐 tǔ (spit) etc.

Chinese radical show – “mouth” radical (2)


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3 Responses to “Chinese radical show – “mouth” radical (2)”

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    Dan Grayson:

    03-13-2012 10:39 am

    I think it’s “mouth”, not “mouse”.


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      03-13-2012 4:30 pm


      Thanks Dan, it’s such an embarrasing mistake. Sorry about this … that’s what could happen when you are burning your midnight oil to work … :-)

      I’ll change the picture after work tonight…

      See how much damage it could do to your brain for the Day Light time change!

      Thanks again for helping me out …



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