from http://home.att.net/~jameskass/chiradtest.htm Chinese Radical Chart 一1 丨2 丶3 丿4 乙5 亅6 二7 亠8 人9 儿10 入11 八12 冂13 冖14 冫15 几16 凵17 刀18 力19 勹20 匕21 匚22 匸23 十24 卜25 卩26 厂27 厶28 又29 口30 囗31 土32 士33 夂34 夊35 夕36 大37 女38 子39 宀40 寸41 小42 尢43 尸44 屮45 山46 川47 工48 己49 巾50 干51 幺52 广53 廴54 廾55 弋56 弓57 彐58 彡59 彳60 心61 戈62 戶63 手64 支65 攴66 文67 斗68 斤69 方70 无71 日72 曰73 月74 木75 欠76 止77 歹78 殳79 毋80 比81 毛82 氏83 气84 水85 火86 爪87 父88 爻89 爿90 片91 牙92 牛93 犬94 玄95 玉96 瓜97 瓦98 甘99 生100 用101 田102 疋103 疒104 癶105 白106 皮107 皿108 目109 矛110 矢111 石112 示113 禸114 禾115 穴116 立117 竹118 米119 糸120 缶121 网122 羊123 羽124 老125 而126 耒127 耳128 聿129 肉130 臣131 自132 至133 臼134 舌135 舛136 舟137 艮138 色139 艸140 虍141 虫142 血143 行144 衣145 襾146 見147 角148 言149 谷150 豆151 豕152 豸153 貝154 赤155 走156 足157 身158 車159 辛160 辰161 辵162 邑163 酉164 釆165 里166 金167 長168 門169 阜170 隶171 隹172 雨173 靑174 非175 面176 革177 韋178 韭179 音180 頁181 風182 飛183 食184 首185 香186 馬187 骨188 高189 髟190 鬥191 鬯192 鬲193 鬼194 魚195 鳥196 鹵197 鹿198 麥199 麻200 黃201 黍202 黑203 黹204 黽205 鼎206 鼓207 鼠208 鼻209 齊210 齒211 龍212 龜213 龠214 Some Alternate Forms Note: some of the alternates weren't encoded in Unicode 2, so they are illustrated here as components of compound characters. 亻009 刂018 卮026 巛047 忄061 忝061 扌064 攵065 旡071 氵085 灬086 爫087 牜093 犭094 玎096 礻113 糹120 罒122 耂125 肕130 艹140 衤145 覀146 訁149 跅157 辶162 邔163 釒167 阝170 一 (1) I¹ ▸ One 丨 (2) Kun³ ▸ Down stroke. 丶 (3) Chu³ ▸ A dot 丿 (4) P’ieh¹ ▸ Left stroke 乙 (5) I⁴ ▸ One, bent 亅 (6) Chüeh² ▸ Hooked down stroke 二 (7) Erh⁴ ▸ Two 亠 (8) T’ou² ▸ Above, cover 人 (9) Jen² ▸ Man (erect) 儿 (10) Jen² ▸ Man (going) 入 (11) Ju⁴ ▸ Enter 八 (12) Pa¹ ▸ Eight 冂 (13) Chiung³ ▸ Borders 冖 (14) Mi⁴ ▸ To cover 冫 (15) Ping¹ ▸ Ice 几 (16) Chi¹ ▸ Table, stool 凵 (17) K’an³ ▸ Receptacle 刀 (18) Tao¹ ▸ Knife 力 (19) Li⁴ ▸ Strength 勹 (20) Pao¹ ▸ Wrap 匕 (21) Pi³ ▸ Spoon, ladle 匚 (22) Fang¹ ▸ Basket 匸 (23) Hsi³ ▸ Box 十 (24) Shih² ▸ Ten 卜 (25) Pu³ ▸ To divine 卩 (26) Chieh² ▸ Seal, stamp 厂 (27) Han⁴ ▸ A cliff 厶 (28) Szu¹ ▸ Private 又 (29) Yu⁴ ▸ Also; a hand 口 (30) K’ou³ ▸ Mouth 囗 (31) Wei² ▸ Enclosure 土 (32) T’u³ ▸ Earth 士 (33) Shih⁴ ▸ Scholar 夂 (34) Chih⁴ ▸ Step forward 夊 (35) Sui¹ ▸ Walk slowly 夕 (36) Hsi⁴ ▸ Evening 大 (37) Ti⁴ ▸ Great 女 (38) Nü³ ▸ Female 子 (39) Tzu³ ▸ Child, son 宀 (40) Mien² ▸ Roof 寸 (41) Ts’un⁴ ▸ Inch 小 (42) Hsiao³ ▸ Small 尢 (43) Wang¹ ▸ Lame, crooked 尸 (44) Shih¹ ▸ A corpse 屮 (45) Ch’e⁴ ▸ A sprout 山 (46) Shan¹ ▸ Hill 川 (47) Ch’uan¹ ▸ A stream 工 (48) Kung¹ ▸ Work 己 (49) Chi³ ▸ Self 巾 (50) Chin¹ ▸ Napkin 干 (51) Kan¹ ▸ Shield 幺 (52) Yao¹ ▸ Little, fine. 广 (53) Yen³ ▸ Roof, shelter 廴 (54) Yin³ ▸ Move on 廾 (55) Kung³ ▸ Folded hands 弋 (56) I⁴ ▸ A bow 弓 (57) Kung¹ ▸ Pig’s head 彐 (58) Chi⁴ ▸ Feathery 彡 (59) Shan¹ ▸ Last step 彳 (60) Ch’ih⁴ ▸ Left step 心 (61) Hsin¹ ▸ Heart 戈 (62) Ko¹ ▸ A spear 戶 (63) Hu⁴ ▸ Door, family 手 (64) Shou³ ▸ Hand 支 (65) Chih¹ ▸ Branch, prop 攴 (66) P’u¹ ▸ Tap, rap 文 (67) Wen² ▸ Literature 斗 (68) Tou³ ▸ A peck 斤 (69) Chin¹ ▸ Axe 方 (70) Fang¹ ▸ Catty 无 (71) Wu² ▸ Not 日 (72) Jih⁴ ▸ Sun, day 曰 (73) Yüeh¹ ▸ To say 月 (74) Yüeh⁴ ▸ Moon 木 (75) Mu⁴ ▸ Wood 欠 (76) Ch’ien⁴ ▸ Owe 止 (77) Chih³ ▸ To stop 歹 (78) Tai³ ▸ Bad 殳 (79) Shu¹ ▸ Pole ax, kill 毋 (80) Wu² ▸ Do not 比 (81) Pi³ ▸ Compare 毛 (82) Mao² ▸ Hair 氏 (83) Shih⁴ ▸ Clan 气 (84) Ch’i⁴ ▸ Air, breath 水 (85) Shui³ ▸ Water 火 (86) Huo³ ▸ Fire 爪 (87) Chao³ ▸ Claws 父 (88) Fu⁴ ▸ Father 爻 (89) Yao² ▸ Intertwine 爿 (90) Ch’uang² ▸ Frame, bed 片 (91) P’ien⁴ ▸ A slip, strip 牙 (92) Ya² ▸ Tooth 牛 (93) Niu² ▸ Ox 犬 (94) Ch’üan³ ▸ Dog 玄 (95) Hsüan² ▸ Dark, deep 玉 (96) Yü⁴ ▸ Gem, jade 瓜 (97) Kua¹ ▸ Melon 瓦 (98) Wa³ ▸ Tile 甘 (99) Kan¹ ▸ Sweet 生 (100) Sheng¹ ▸ Produce 用 (101) Yung⁴ ▸ Use 田 (102) T’ien² ▸ Field 疋 (103) P’i³ ▸ Roll of cloth 疒 (104) Ni⁴ ▸ Sick 癶 (105) Po⁴ ▸ Legs spread out 白 (106) Pai² ▸ White 皮 (107) P’i² ▸ Skin 皿 (108) Min³ ▸ Dish 目 (109) Mu⁴ ▸ Eye 矛 (110) Mao² ▸ Lance 矢 (111) Shih³ ▸ Arrow 石 (112) Shih² ▸ Stone 示 (113) Shih⁴ ▸ Reveal 禸 (114) Jou³ ▸ Beast’s track 禾 (115) Ho² ▸ Growing grain 穴 (116) Hsüeh⁴ ▸ Cave, hole 立 (117) Li⁴ ▸ To stand 竹 (118) Chu² ▸ Bamboo 米 (119) Mi³ ▸ Kernels, rice 糸 (120) Mi⁴ ▸ Silk 缶 (121) Fou³ ▸ Earthen ware 网 (122) Wang³ ▸ A net. 羊 (123) Yang² ▸ Sheep 羽 (124) Yü³ ▸ Quill feathers 老 (125) Lao³ ▸ Old 而 (126) Erh² ▸ And yet 耒 (127) Lei³ ▸ A plough 耳 (128) Erh³ ▸ Ear 聿 (129) Yü⁴ ▸ Stylus 肉 (130) Jou⁴ ▸ Flesh 臣 (131) Ch’en² ▸ King’s officers 自 (132) Tzu⁴ ▸ Self, from 至 (133) Chih⁴ ▸ Reach 臼 (134) Chiu⁴ ▸ A mortar 舌 (135) She² ▸ Tongue 舛 (136) Ch’uan³ ▸ Opposed to 舟 (137) Chou¹ ▸ Boat 艮 (138) Ken⁴ ▸ A limit, perverse or hard 色 (139) Se⁴ ▸ Colour 艸 (140) Ts’ao³ ▸ Grass, herbs 虍 (141) Hu¹.³ ▸ Tiger 虫 (142) Ch’ung² ▸ Insect 血 (143) Hsieh³ ▸ Blood 行 (144) Hsing² ▸ Go, do 衣 (145) I¹ ▸ Clothes 襾 (146) Hsia⁴ ▸ A cover 見 (147) Chien⁴ ▸ See, perceive 角 (148) Chüeh² ▸ Horn, angle 言 (149) Yen² ▸ Words 谷 (150) Ku³ ▸ Gully, ravines 豆 (151) Tou⁴ ▸ Platter, bean 豕 (152) Shih³⁴ ▸ Swine 豸 (153) Chai⁴ ▸ Footless reptiles 貝 (154) Pei⁴ ▸ Cowries, valuable 赤 (155) Ch’ih⁴ ▸ Red, bare 走 (156) Tsou³ ▸ Walk 足 (157) Tsu² ▸ Foot, enough 身 (158) Shen¹ ▸ Body 車 (159) Ch’e¹ ▸ Cart 辛 (160) Hsin¹ ▸ Pungent, acrid 辰 (161) Ch’en² ▸ Time 辵 (162) Cho⁴ ▸ To run and stop 邑 (163) I⁴ ▸ City, district 酉 (164) Yu³ ▸ New wine, ripe 釆 (165) Pien⁴ ▸ To separate 里 (166) Li³ ▸ Hamlet, Chinese mile 金 (167) Chin¹ ▸ Gold, metal 長 (168) Ch’ang² ▸ Long 門 (169) Men² ▸ Door 阜 (170) Fou³⁴ ▸ A mound, plenty 隶 (171) Tai⁴ ▸ Reach to 隹 (172) Chui¹ ▸ Short-tailed birds 雨 (173) Yü³ ▸ Rain 靑 (174) Ch’ing¹ ▸ Nature colors, as blue, green, etc. 非 (175) Fei¹ ▸ Wrong, not 面 (176) Mien⁴ ▸ Face, surface 革 (177) Ko² ▸ Rawhide 韋 (178) Wei² ▸ Leather 韭 (179) Chiu³ ▸ Leeks 音 (180) Yin¹ ▸ Sound 頁 (181) Yeh⁴ ▸ The head, a page 風 (182) Feng¹ ▸ Wind 飛 (183) Fei¹ ▸ To fly 食 (184) Shih² ▸ To eat 首 (185) Shou³ ▸ Head 香 (186) Hsiang¹ ▸ Fragrance 馬 (187) Ma³ ▸ Horse 骨 (188) Ku³ ▸ Bone 高 (189) Kao¹ ▸ High 髟 (190) Piao¹ ▸ Bushy human hair 鬥 (191) Tou⁴ ▸ To fight 鬯 (192) Ch’ang⁴ ▸ Fragrant sacrificial wine 鬲 (193) Li⁴ ▸ Three-legged incense caldron 鬼 (194) Kuei³ ▸ Spirits, of the dead 魚 (195) Yü² ▸ Fish 鳥 (196) Niao³ ▸ Long-tailed birds 鹵 (197) Lu³ ▸ Rock salt 鹿 (198) Lu⁴ ▸ Deer 麥 (199) Mai⁴ ▸ Wheat 麻 (200) Ma² ▸ Hemp 黃 (201) Huang² ▸ Yellow 黍 (202) Shu³ ▸ Glutinous millet 黑 (203) Hei¹ ▸ Black 黹 (204) Chih³ ▸ Embroidery 黽 (205) Meng³ ▸ Frog or toad 鼎 (206) Ting³ ▸ Tripod 鼓 (207) Ku³ ▸ Drum 鼠 (208) Shu³ ▸ The rat kind 鼻 (209) Pi² ▸ Nose 齊 (210) Ch’i² ▸ Even 齒 (211) Ch’ih³ ▸ Front teeth 龍 (212) Ling² ▸ Dragon 龜 (213) Kuei¹ ▸ Tortoise 龠 (214) Yüeh⁴ ▸ Flute, pipes The radical definitions and the old-style romanizations were found in THE FIVE THOUSAND DICTIONARY (Fifth Edition) by Courtenay H. Fenn, M.A., D.D.; et.al., ©1940 . The Chinese radicals are the basic components of Chinese characters. Most of the radicals are characters themselves. The way to look up a character in a Chinese-English dictionary (or Chinese-Chinese dictionary) is to first identify the main radical. The second step is to find the desired character in the radical index. Characters are grouped (first) by the radical, and (second) by the number of (brush/pen) "strokes" required to draw the character. The radical index will provide the page number of the desired character and definition. You may have noticed that the radicals become more complex as you progress through the list. The radicals, too, are arranged by the number of strokes. The first radical means "one" and has just one stroke. The 214th Radical means "flute" and has seventeen strokes. ISO-10646/Unicode® basically follow the same pattern as the Chinese dictionary. 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