Chinese radical show – “box” radical (13)

Posted by Grace Feng on March 25, 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 look like a “box” – 筐 kuāng:

The box could be referred to as border of a country, thick surrounding trees or anything that becomes an enclosure . The following are a few examples:   国 guó (country),  tuán (group)困 kùn (surrounded by), 因 yīn (reason) etc.

Chinese radical show – “box” radical (13)


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