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The radicals : part 4

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#16#17#18#19#20
Radicals
Original
characters
-- --
Pinyin shou kou -- shan --
Meaning hand mouth -- mountain --
Examples da
to hit
zhua
to seize
ti
to carry
jiao
to shout, to call
tan
to sigh
ting
to listen
guo
country
tu
drawing
quan
circle, to enclose
dao
island
ling
mountain ridge
feng
peak
hang
line
hen
very
de
virtue
Compounds
dakai
open

zhuazhu
to catch

tigao
to raise

jiaohan
to shout

tanci
exclamation

tingzhong
audience, listeners

guoji
international

ditu
map

quanzi
circle, ring

daoyu
islands

shanling
mountain ridge

shanfeng
mountain peak

yinhang
bank

hen duo
very much

daode
ethics

#16 The original form of the "hand" is also a radical, placed at the bottom or on the left:

na to hold, to take
bai to worship, to respect

#17 The "mouth" is not always placed on the left of characters, as in the following examples:

ming name
shi history

#19 This radical also stays on top or at the bottom of characters:

sui year
yue high mountain

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By Diana Lavarini & Anna Del Franco, 1999.
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