Similar to Chinese Pinyin Table, the Chinese Radical Table lists all the radicals for the simplified Chinese characters in the order of the stroke counts. The list of Chinese radicals is a rough equivalent of a Chinese alphabet. They are used to index the characters for Chinese dictionaries. They are also building blocks of the Chinese characters and often reflecting some common semantic or phonetic characteristic. Knowing common radicals can greatly help you learn new Chinese characters.

To look up a character, you can click the radical. All the simplified characters with the radical will show up instantly. There are 214 radicals in the original Kangxi radical list, but a few of them are no longer used in the simplified Chinese.

If you know the Pinyin, you can use Chinese Pinyin Table to look up characters.

To generate Chinese character radical worksheets for offline practice, you can go to the Chinese worksheets page, click the Chinese Character Radicals link on the side bar and then hit the Generate Worksheets button.

Chinese Radical Table
Order by:   Radical Number    Stroke Count    Pinyin    English
Radical No.RadicalEnglishPinyinStroke CountVariant
(traditional)
1
one1
2
lineshù1
3
dotdiǎn1
4
丿slashpiě1
5
second1
6
hookgōu1
7
twoèr2
8
lidtóu2
9
personrén2
10
legsér2
11
enter2
12
eight2
13
down boxjiǒng2
14
cover2
15
icebīng2
16
table, 2
17
open box2
18
knifedāo2
19
power2
20
wrapbāo2
21
ladle2
22
right open boxfāng2
23
hiding enclosure2
24
tenshí2
25
divination2
26
sealjié2
27
cliffhàn2
28
private2
29
againyòu2
30
mouthkǒu3
31
enclosurewéi3
32
earth3
33
scholarshì3
34
gosuī3
35
go slowlyzhī3
36
night3
37
big3
38
woman3
39
child3
40
roofgài3
41
inchcùn3
42
smallxiǎo3
43
lameyóu3
44
corpseshī3
45
sproutchè3
46
mountainshān3
47
riverchuān3
48
workgōng3
49
oneself3
50
toweljīn3
51
drygān3
52
threadyāo3
53
广shelterguǎng3
54
strideyǐn3
55
hands joinedgǒng3
56
shoot with a bow3
57
bowgōng3
58
snout3
59
hairshān3
60
stepchì3
61
heartxīn4
62
spear4
63
door4
64
handshǒu4
65
branchzhī4
66
rap4
67
scriptwén4
68
dipperdǒu4
69
axejīn4
70
squarefāng4
71
not4
72
sun4
73
sayyuē4
74
moonyuè4
75
tree4
76
lackqiàn4
77
stopzhǐ4
78
deathdǎi4
79
weaponshū4
80
mother4
81
compare4
82
furmáo4
83
clanshì4
84
steam4
85
watershuǐ4
86
firehuǒ4
87
clawzhǎo4
88
father4
89
lines on a trigramyáo4
90
half of a tree trunkqiáng4
91
slicepiàn4
92
tooth4
93
cowniú4
94
dogquǎn3
95
profoundxuán5
96
jade5
97
melonguā5
98
tile5
99
sweetgān5
100
lifeshēng5
101
useyòng5
102
fieldtián5
103
cloth5
104
illbìng5
105
foot steps5
106
whitebái5
107
skin5
108
dishmǐn5
109
eye5
110
spearmáo5
111
arrowshǐ5
112
stoneshí5
113
spiritshì5
114
trackróu4
115
grain5
116
cavexuè5
117
stand5
118
bamboozhú6
119
rice6
120
silk3(糸)
121
jarfǒu6
122
netwǎng6
123
sheepyáng6
124
feather6
125
oldlǎo6
126
andér6
127
plowlěi6
128
earěr6
129
brush6
130
meatròu6
131
ministerchén6
132
oneself6
133
arrivezhì6
134
mortarjiù6
135
tongueshé6
136
contrarychuǎn6
137
boatzhōu6
138
mountaingèn6
139
color6
140
grasscǎo3
141
tiger6
142
insectchóng6
143
bloodxuě6
144
walkxíng6
145
clothes6
146
西west6
147
seejiàn4(見)
148
hornjiǎo7
149
speechyán2(言)
150
valley7
151
beandòu7
152
pigshǐ7
153
badgerzhì7
154
shellbèi4(貝)
155
redchì7
156
walkzǒu7
157
foot7
158
bodyshēn7
159
cartchē4(車)
160
bitterxīn7
161
morningchén7
162
walkchuò3
163
city7
164
wineyǒu7
165
distinguishbiàn7
166
village7
167
metaljīn5
168
longcháng4(長)
169
gatemén3(門)
170
mound8
171
slave8
172
short-tailed birdzhuī8
173
rain8
174
blueqīng8
175
wrongfēi8
176
facemiàn9
177
leather9
178
soft leatherwěi4(韋)
179
leekjiǔ9
180
soundyīn9
181
page6(頁)
182
windfēng4(風)
183
flyfēi4(飛)
184
eatshí3
185
headshǒu9
186
fragrantxiāng9
187
horse3(馬)
188
bone9
189
highgāo10
190
long hairbiāo10
191
fightdòu10
192
sacrificial winechàng10
193
cauldron10
194
ghostguǐ9
195
fish8(魚)
196
birdniǎo5(鳥)
197
salty7
198
鹿deer11
199
wheatmài7(麥)
200
hemp11
201
yellowhuáng11
202
milletshǔ12
203
blackhēi12
204
embroideryzhǐ12
205
frogmǐn8(黽)
206
tripoddǐng12
207
drum13
208
ratshǔ13
209
nose14
210
even6(齊)
211
齿toothchǐ8(齒)
212
dragonlóng5(龍)
213
turtleguī7(龜)
214
fluteyuè17


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