Chinese radical show – “horse” radical (39)

Posted by Grace Feng on August 23, 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 “horse“:  gōng – .

Most characters that have this radical are related to horse in one way or another. The following are a few examples: 骑 qí (to ride [horses, animal or bike]), 驴 lǘ (donkey [belong to horse family]), 驶 shǐ ( move speedily [vehicles for nowaday, horses in ancient China]), 驻 zhù (to stay; to be stationed (of troops, diplomats etc) [an army was moving on horses in ancient China]) etc.

Chinese radical show – “horse” radical (39)


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