Posted by Grace Feng on April 7, 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 “container” – 皿 mǐn: 皿
This radical is usually placed in the bottom. When you write, it should become wider and shorter to fit the spot. Most characters that have this radical are related to containers. The following are a few examples: 盛 chéng (contain, hold), 溢 yì (overflow), 蓝 lán (blue [blue paint in a container]), 盆 pén (basin), 盖 gài (lid) etc.
Category: Chinese radicals
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