- 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)
12
eight2
106
whitebái5
20
wrapbāo2
154
shellbèi4(貝)
209
nose14
81
compare4
21
ladle2
165
distinguishbiàn7
190
long hairbiāo10
15
icebīng2
104
illbìng5
105
foot steps5
25
divination2
140
grasscǎo3
168
longcháng4(長)
192
sacrificial winechàng10
159
cartchē4(車)
45
sproutchè3
131
ministerchén6
161
morningchén7
211
齿toothchǐ8(齒)
155
redchì7
60
stepchì3
142
insectchóng6
47
riverchuān3
136
contrarychuǎn6
162
walkchuò3
41
inchcùn3
37
big3
78
deathdǎi4
18
knifedāo2
3
dotdiǎn1
206
tripoddǐng12
68
dipperdǒu4
191
fightdòu10
151
beandòu7
10
legsér2
126
andér6
128
earěr6
7
twoèr2
70
squarefāng4
22
right open boxfāng2
183
flyfēi4(飛)
175
wrongfēi8
182
windfēng4(風)
121
jarfǒu6
170
mound8
88
father4
40
roofgài3
99
sweetgān5
51
drygān3
189
highgāo10
62
spear4
177
leather9
138
mountaingèn6
48
workgōng3
57
bowgōng3
55
hands joinedgǒng3
6
hookgōu1
150
valley7
188
bone9
207
drum13
97
melonguā5
53
广shelterguǎng3
213
turtleguī7(龜)
194
ghostguǐ9
27
cliffhàn2
115
grain5
203
blackhēi12
141
tiger6
63
door4
201
yellowhuáng11
86
firehuǒ4
16
table, 2
49
oneself3
58
snout3
147
seejiàn4(見)
148
hornjiǎo7
26
sealjié2
50
toweljīn3
69
axejīn4
167
metaljīn5
13
down boxjiǒng2
179
leekjiǔ9
134
mortarjiù6
30
mouthkǒu3
125
oldlǎo6
127
plowlěi6
166
village7
193
cauldron10
171
slave8
117
stand5
19
power2
212
dragonlóng5(龍)
197
salty7
198
鹿deer11
200
hemp11
187
horse3(馬)
199
wheatmài7(麥)
82
furmáo4
110
spearmáo5
169
gatemén3(門)
119
rice6
14
cover2
176
facemiàn9
108
dishmǐn5
205
frogmǐn8(黽)
80
mother4
75
tree4
109
eye5
196
birdniǎo5(鳥)
93
cowniú4
38
woman3
107
skin5
103
cloth5
91
slicepiàn4
4
丿slashpiě1
66
rap4
210
even6(齊)
84
steam4
76
lackqiàn4
90
half of a tree trunkqiáng4
174
blueqīng8
17
open box2
94
dogquǎn3
9
personrén2
72
sun4
114
trackróu4
130
meatròu6
11
enter2
139
color6
59
hairshān3
46
mountainshān3
135
tongueshé6
158
bodyshēn7
100
lifeshēng5
44
corpseshī3
184
eatshí3
24
tenshí2
112
stoneshí5
111
arrowshǐ5
152
pigshǐ7
33
scholarshì3
83
clanshì4
113
spiritshì5
185
headshǒu9
64
handshǒu4
79
weaponshū4
202
milletshǔ12
208
ratshǔ13
2
lineshù1
85
watershuǐ4
120
silk3(糸)
28
private2
35
go slowlysuī3
102
fieldtián5
8
lidtóu2
32
earth3
98
tile5
122
netwǎng6
31
enclosurewéi3
178
soft leatherwěi4(韋)
67
scriptwén4
71
not4
36
night3
146
西west6
23
hiding enclosure2
186
fragrantxiāng9
42
smallxiǎo3
160
bitterxīn7
61
heartxīn4
144
walkxíng6
95
profoundxuán5
143
bloodxuě6
116
cavexuè5
92
tooth4
149
speechyán2(言)
123
sheepyáng6
52
threadyāo3
89
lines on a trigramyáo4
181
page6(頁)
1
one1
145
clothes6
5
second1
163
city7
56
shoot with a bow3
180
soundyīn9
54
strideyǐn3
101
useyòng5
43
lameyóu3
164
wineyǒu7
29
againyòu2
195
fish8(魚)
173
rain8
124
feather6
129
brush6
96
jade5
73
sayyuē4
74
moonyuè4
214
fluteyuè17
87
clawzhǎo4
34
gozhī3
65
branchzhī4
204
embroideryzhǐ12
77
stopzhǐ4
153
badgerzhì7
133
arrivezhì6
137
boatzhōu6
118
bamboozhú6
172
short-tailed birdzhuī8
39
child3
132
oneself6
156
walkzǒu7
157
foot7