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The radicals : part 3

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#11#12#13#14#15
Radicals
Original
characters
--
Pinyin men zou tu -- da
Meaning door to walk soil -- big
Examples jian
space in between
wen
to ask
xian
leisure
jin
to enter
yuan
far
mi
to be lost
di
earth
ta
pagoda
qiang
wall
cao
grass
hua
flower
ping
apple
tai
greatest
kua
to exaggerate
mei
beautiful
Compounds
shijian
time

wenti
question

xianhua
gossip

jinbu
to improve

yuanzu
excursion

mixin
superstition

difang
place

dengta
lighthouse

qiangbi
wall

caoshu
grass writing, cursive

xuehua
snowflakes

pingguo
apple

taitai
madame

kuakou
to boast

meili
pretty

#12 The original form of this radical is also a radical, as in the following character:

chao to exceed

#13 The original form of the "soil" is also radical, and is always placed at the bottom, as in the following characters:

chen dust
zuo to sit

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By Diana Lavarini & Anna Del Franco, 1999.
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