Chinese radical show – “foot” radical (48)

Posted by Grace Feng on September 17, 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 “foot“:

Chinese radical show – “foot” radical (46)

Most characters that have this radical are somewhat connected to the use of “foot” in one way or another. The following are a few examples:  跑 páo (run), 跛 bǒ (crippled), 跌 diē (fall down; stumble), 踏 tà (step on; stomp) etc.

Chinese radical show – “foot” radical (48)


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3 Responses to “Chinese radical show – “foot” radical (48)”

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    Susan Croker:

    06-03-2014 11:44 am

    Hi, I find your radicals cards beautiful, easy to use and generally correct. However, You might want to change the meaning of radical 48 from ‘food’ to ‘foot’ on your card.


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      Grace Feng:

      06-04-2014 6:53 pm

      Hi Susan, good eyes! Thanks for letting me know. I’ve got it corrected.

      Sorry about the typo … it must have been one of those nights. :-)



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