Radicals 6-10 (Sets: 2 of 30)

May 31, 2009, 10:18 PM posted in General Discussion

tóu 'lid'

Not to be confused with 冖 (mì/crown) or 宀 (mián/roof)

Strokes: 2 Examples:


bīng 'ice'

Not to be confused with(shuǐ/water)

Strokes: 2 Examples:


mì 'crown'

Strokes: 2 Examples:



yán 'words'

Abbreviation for 言 (yán/words)

Strokes:2 Examples: 记 讪 诂


èr 'two'

Strokes: 2 Examples:



Regarding the Radical 冫 (bīng/ice), does any one know the name of the second (笔画) stroke? Is it 提 (tí/to raise)?


My apologise for re-posting this and the previous two posts, I've needed to change the titles twice already for keeping track of both my 'Radical Posts' and 'Hanzi insights.'



Sources: William McNaughton's Reading and Writing Chinese. Tuttle Language Library / http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php / http://www.kzxy.com.cn/Article/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=17116#%E4%B8%89%E7%94%BB%EF%BC%8838%EF%BC%89 / http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Index:Chinese_radical#1_stroke

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June 05, 2009, 04:58 PM

Yes, I think it is a ti stoke. The stroke directions are very important. The first stroke for the character for 'hand' goes from right to left. So I don't call that a heng stroke. The next two strokes after that are heng strokes.