Chinese radical show – “bamboo” radical (20)

Posted by Grace Feng on April 3, 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 “bamboo” – 竹 zhú: 竹

Most characters that have this radical are related to product made of bamboo. The following are a few examples:  竿 gān (pole), 笋 sǔn (asparagus), 箩筐 luó kuāng (basket), , 笔 bǐ (pen), , 篱笆 lí ba (fence).

Chinese radical show – “bamboo” radical (20)


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4 Responses to “Chinese radical show – “bamboo” radical (20)”

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    Ross Cranwell:

    04-04-2012 3:17 am

    Nice and simple description of the “bamboo” radical. I also like the image..will follow your other radical posts with interest :)


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      04-04-2012 3:30 am

      Thanks Ross… the radical show will keep going for a while till I’m done with all the frequent radicals.

      I’ve just visited your Lingobite web site, I like the idea of taking a bite of knowledge one at a time. It sure benefit busy learners. Good job on teaching people Chinese!



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    Learn to Speak Chinese:

    04-13-2012 7:55 am

    good explanation over radical bamboo. The way you have presented like one english word with symbol on the right is awesome.I was not aware of it. Thanks


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