Posted by Grace Feng on March 16, 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 “water” – 水 shuǐ : 氵
Isn’t it look like splashed water? Let’s have a look at the transformation of Chinese character “water” – 水 shuǐ from Chinese oracle bone script 3500 years ago to today’s modernized Chinese. The following image is copyrighted by www.vividict.com:
The characters that have this radical are definitely water related, such as: 海 hǎi (sea), 河 hé (river), 湖 hú (lake), 渴 kě (thirsty) etc.
Category: Chinese radicals
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