Chinese radical show – “corpse” radical (41)

Posted by Grace Feng on August 28, 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 “corpse“:  shī – 尸.

Characters that have this radical are actually related to “human body” or “house”, not necessarily “corpse”, though the radical itself (尸) means “corpse. The following are a few examples: 尿 niào (urine), 尾 wěi (tail), 屎 shǐ (poo), 屁 pì (fart), 屋 wū (room),居 jū (live) etc.

Chinese radical show – “corpse” radical (41)


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