Posted by Grace Feng on September 9, 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 “leather“: 革 gé – 革.
Most characters that have this radical are somewhat related to leather in one way or another. The following are a few examples: 鞋 xié (shoe [mostly made from leather]), 鞍 ān (saddle [mostly made from leather]), 靶 bǎ (target [shooting target was made from leather in ancient China]), etc.
Category: Chinese radicals
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