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The radicals : part 2

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#6#7#8#9#10
Radicals
Original
characters
--
Pinyin er shui xin guang --
Meaning ear water heart broad --
Examples yang
sun
xian
limit
dui
team
jiu
spirit
you
oil
sha
sand
guai
strange
hui
to regret
kuai
quick
miao
temple
chuang
bed
ting
court
gong
palace
ke
guest
bao
treasure
Compounds
taiyang
sun

xiandu
limit

duizhang
team leader

baijiu
white spirit

youhua
oil painting

dousha
bean paste

qiguai
strange

huihen
to regret

kuaile
happy

simiao
temple

chuangdan
sheet

jiating
family

huanggong
imperial palace

keqi
polite

lingbao
Nouminous Treasure

#6 The first radical is called the "ear", and it can stay at the left side or at the right side of characters.

#7 This radical is called "three drops of water", symbolizes flowing water and occurs on the left of characters. Its original form is also a radical; in the following character is placed at the bottom but its position is not fixed:

quan spring, fountain

#8 The original form of the "heart" is also radical, and is always placed at the bottom, as in the following character:

si thought

#10 This radical is called "the covering top" and it always occurs on top. Characters with this radical are often related to the idea of house.


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By Diana Lavarini & Anna Del Franco, 1999.
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