- Chinese Character Radicals - Simplified

Similar to Chinese Pinyin Table, the Chinese Radical Table - Simplified lists all the radicals for the simplified Chinese characters. There are 214 radicals in the original Kangxi radical list, but a few of them are no longer used in the simplified Chinese. 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. The system will navigate to the dictionary page and display all the characters with the same radical. 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 press the Generate Worksheets button.

If you are learning traditional Chinese characters, switch to Chinese Radical Table - Traditional.

Chinese Radical Table - Simplified
Order by:   Radical Number  Stroke Count  Pinyin  English
Radical No.RadicalEnglishPinyinStroke CountVariant
(Traditional)
29
againyòu2
126
andér6
133
arrivezhì6
111
arrowshǐ5
69
axejīn4
153
badgerzhì7
118
bamboozhú6
151
beandòu7
37
big3
196
birdniǎo5(鳥)
160
bitterxīn7
203
blackhēi12
143
bloodxuě6
174
blueqīng8
137
boatzhōu6
158
bodyshēn7
188
bone9
57
bowgōng3
65
branchzhī4
129
brush6
159
cartchē4(車)
193
cauldron10
116
cavexuè5
39
child3
163
city7
83
clanshì4
87
clawzhǎo4
27
cliffhàn2
103
cloth5
145
clothes6
139
color6
81
compare4
136
contrarychuǎn6
44
corpseshī3
14
cover2
93
cowniú4
78
deathdǎi4
198
鹿deer11
68
dipperdǒu4
108
dishmǐn5
165
distinguishbiàn7
25
divination2
94
dogquǎn3
63
door4
3
dotdiǎn1
13
down boxjiǒng2
212
dragonlóng5(龍)
207
drum13
51
drygān3
128
earěr6
32
earth3
184
eatshí3
12
eight2
204
embroideryzhǐ12
31
enclosurewéi3
11
enter2
210
even6(齊)
109
eye5
176
facemiàn9
92
tooth4
88
father4
124
feather6
102
fieldtián5
191
fightdòu10
86
firehuǒ4
195
fish8(魚)
214
fluteyuè17
183
flyfēi4(飛)
157
foot7
105
foot steps5
186
fragrantxiāng9
205
frogmǐn8(黽)
82
furmáo4
169
gatemén3(門)
194
ghostguǐ9
34
gozhī3
35
go slowlysuī3
115
grain5
140
grasscǎo3
59
hairshān3
90
half of a tree trunkqiáng4
64
handshǒu4
55
hands joinedgǒng3
185
headshǒu9
61
heartxīn4
200
hemp11
23
hiding enclosure2
189
highgāo10
6
hookgōu1
148
hornjiǎo7
187
horse3(馬)
15
icebīng2
104
illbìng5
41
inchcùn3
142
insectchóng6
96
jade5
121
jarfǒu6
18
knifedāo2
76
lackqiàn4
21
ladle2
43
lameyóu3
177
leather9
179
leekjiǔ9
10
legsér2
8
lidtóu2
100
lifeshēng5
2
lineshù1
89
lines on a trigramyáo4
168
longcháng4(長)
190
long hairbiāo10
130
meatròu6
97
melonguā5
167
metaljīn5
202
milletshǔ12
131
ministerchén6
74
moonyuè4
161
morningchén7
134
mortarjiù6
80
mother4
170
mound8
138
mountaingèn6
46
mountainshān3
30
mouthkǒu3
122
netwǎng6
36
night3
209
nose14
71
not4
125
oldlǎo6
1
one1
132
oneself6
49
oneself3
17
open box2
181
page6(頁)
9
personrén2
152
pigshǐ7
127
plowlěi6
19
power2
28
private2
95
profoundxuán5
173
rain8
66
rap4
208
ratshǔ13
155
redchì7
119
rice6
22
right open boxfāng2
47
riverchuān3
40
roofgài3
192
sacrificial winechàng10
197
salty7
73
sayyuē4
33
scholarshì3
67
scriptwén4
26
sealjié2
5
second1
147
seejiàn4(見)
123
sheepyáng6
154
shellbèi4(貝)
53
广shelterguǎng3
56
shoot with a bow3
172
short-tailed birdzhuī8
120
silk3(糸)
107
skin5
4
丿slashpiě1
171
slave8
91
slicepiàn4
42
smallxiǎo3
58
snout3
178
soft leatherwěi4(韋)
180
soundyīn9
62
spear4
110
spearmáo5
149
speechyán2(言)
113
spiritshì5
45
sproutchè3
70
squarefāng4
117
stand5
84
steam4
60
stepchì3
112
stoneshí5
77
stopzhǐ4
54
strideyǐn3
72
sun4
99
sweetgān5
16
table, 2
24
tenshí2
52
threadyāo3
141
tiger6
98
tile5
135
tongueshé6
211
齿toothchǐ8(齒)
50
toweljīn3
114
trackróu4
75
tree4
206
tripoddǐng12
213
turtleguī7(龜)
7
twoèr2
101
useyòng5
150
valley7
166
village7
156
walkzǒu7
144
walkxíng6
162
walkchuò3
85
watershuǐ4
79
weaponshū4
146
西west6
199
wheatmài7(麥)
106
whitebái5
182
windfēng4(風)
164
wineyǒu7
38
woman3
48
workgōng3
20
wrapbāo2
175
wrongfēi8
201
yellowhuáng11