Chinese Character Radicals Part 11: Origin of 纟(丝) Sī; silk, rope, wiring

Origin of 纟(丝) Sī; silk, rope, wiring          Some characters have  纟(丝) Sī; silk, rope, wiring 线 Xiàn Line 绳 shéng Rope 绿 lǜ Green 红 hóng Red 丝 sī Wire 纤 xiān Fiber 纹 wén patterns 组 zǔ Group 细 xì thin 纸 zhǐ Paper 织 zhī Weave 经 jīng Horizontal line. 绑 bǎng […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 10: Origin of 钅(金), Jīn; Gold, metal

Origin of 钅(金), Jīn; Gold, metal:the melting metal block.                     Some characters have 钅(金), Jīn: 钉 Dīng Nail 针 zhēn Needle 钢 gāng Steel 铁 tiě Iron 铅 qiān Lead 银 yín Silver 错 cuò Wrong 锁 suǒ Lock 锤 chuí Hammer 锯 jù Saw    

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 9: Origin of 月 yuè Moon; body part; meat;

Origin of  月 yuè: Moon; body part; meat; Radical: 月 yuè  ( the 肉 Ròu meat is similar to 月 yuè in oracle style. The 月 yuè was used to represent meat and body parts afterwards.)           Some characters have 月 yuè: 肩 Jiān Shoulder 肌 jī Muscle 肝 gān Liver 肚 dù Belly 肠 cháng Intestinal 肤 fū […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 8: Origin of 忄(心) xīn; heart; mental

忄(心) xīn; heart; mental            Some characters have 忄(心) xīn; 忙 Máng Busy 快 kuài Fast; hurry 忆 yì Memory 怀 huái Pregnant 怕 pà Fear 性 xìng nature 怜 lián Pity 恨 hèn Hate 恼 nǎo Angry 悦 yuè Happy 情 qíng feeling 惜 xī cherish 惊 jīng frightened 慢 màn Slow; not […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 7: Origin of 讠(言) yán; Word

             Some characters have 讠(言) yán; Word 语 Yǔ Language 言 yán Word 话 huà Words 说 shuō Say 讲 jiǎng Speak 认 rèn Recognize 识 shi Knowledge 议 yì Discuss 论 lùn Discuss 诗 shī Poetry 诉 su Complaint 谢 xiè Thank 谤 bàng Slander Phrases: 语言 Yǔyán Language 不言不语 bù yán bù […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 6: Origin of 亻(人)Rén, People

          Some characters have  亻(人)Rén, People 什 Shén What 们 men their 他 tā He 仔 zǐ Baby 伟 wěi Great 休 xiū Rest 你 nǐ You 伙 huǒ Partner 做 zuò Do 像 xiàng like the 借 jiè Borrow Phrases: 人人 Rén rén Everyone 人们 rénmen People 人民 rénmín People 人民币 rénmínbì […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 5: Origin of 艹 草字头 Cǎozì tóu ; Grass

        Some characters have 艹(草字头 Cǎozì tóu 😉 Grass           草 Cǎo Grass   花 huā Flower   苹 píng Apple   英 yīng huā Britain spent 药 yào Drug   菜 cài Vegetables 萝 luó Radish   葡萄 pútáo Grapes   蓝 lán Blue  

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 4: Origin of 木 Mù, wood

木 Mù, wood          Radical: 木 Mù, wood   Some characters have 木 Mù Wood 林 lín Forest 森 sēn Forest 机 jī Machine 村 cūn Village 材 cái Material 李 li Plums 树 shù Tree 根 gēn Root 梅 méi Plum 颗 kē Stars 橙 chéng Orange Phrases: 木瓜 Mùguā Papaya 树木 shùmù Trees 木材 mùcái Timber […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 3: Origin of 口 Kǒu; Mouth

口 Kǒu; Mouth         Radicals: 口 Kǒu; Mouth Some characters have 口 Kǒu; Mouth: 吃 Chī Eat 喝 hē Drink 唱 chàng Sing 咬 yǎo Bite 吓 xià Scare 吞 tūn Swallow 告 gào Tell 吵 chǎo arguing 吸 xī suck 吹 chuī Blow 鸣 míng Chirping 叫 jiào Call 喵 miāo Meow 品 […]

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Chinese Character Radicals Part 2: Origin of 手 Shǒu hand,Radical: 扌 (手) Shǒu, hand

  手 Shǒu  hand          Radical: 扌 (手) Shǒu, hand Some characters have 扌 (手) Shǒu, hand: 打 Dǎ beat 排 pái Arrange 拍 pāi Clap 扔 rēng Throw 扫 sǎo Sweep 扶 fú Help 抄 chāo Copy 拾 shi Pick up 摔 shuāi throw 护 hù Protect 指 zhǐ Finger 摸 mō Touch 挣 zhēng […]

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