Chinese radical show – “hall” radical (29)

Posted by Grace Feng on April 12, 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 “hall, broad sheltered place” – 广 guǎng: 广

This radical is placed on the top left position of a character. Most characters that have this radical are related to sheltered wide place, hall etc.. The following are a few examples: 庆 qìng (celebrate [in a wide place]),  kù (garage [car parked in a shelter], storage room), 床 chuáng (bed [wood bed under the roof] ) etc.

Chinese radical show – “hall” radical (29)


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3 Responses to “Chinese radical show – “hall” radical (29)”

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    04-13-2016 10:11 pm

    Hi Grace,

    Firstly, I’d like to thank you for creating such a wonderful site on radicals. I use them to teach my preschoolers Chinese. I remember back when I was a student, we were not taught this way in school so your beautiful radicals really make it more interesting for my lil’ ones to learn.

    I’d also like to point out that while I was preparing the materials to teach this radical, I realised that 厅 (hall) does not have a 点 on top. Would you be able to confirm that? Another example of this radical could be 庭 as in 家庭.

    Keep up the good work!


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      Grace Feng:

      04-14-2016 3:59 am

      Hi Rhea,you are actually right! 厅 doesn’t have the dot. I don’t remember how I got this character in. It actually has a dot in Japanese. I’ve taken out that character out now. Thank you for finding this typo for me. :-)

      Please say hi to your little one for me. I’m 100% sure that she/he is the youngest learner on this site so far. :-)

      The best,



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