Posted by Grace Feng on September 26, 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 also related to “mountain“: 山 shān – 山
Most characters that have this radical are somewhat connected to “mountain” in one way or another. This radical can be placed on the left or top. The following are a few examples: 岭 lǐng (ridge), 崎岖 qí qū (rugged), 岩 yán (rock) etc.
Please be aware to differentiate it with another radical that also has the meaning “mountain”: 阝
Category: Chinese radicals
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