Radical 4

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"丿" redirects here. It is not to be confused with the Japanese kana ノ ("no").
丿
Radical 4 (U+2F03)
丿 (U+4E3F) "slash"
Pinyin: 撇 piě
Bopomofo: ㄆ一ㄝˇ
Wade–Giles: p'ieh3
Jyutping: pit3
Cantonese Yale: pit3
Hiragana: ノ no
Kanji: ノ kana-no
Hangul: 삐침 ppichim
Sino-Korean: 별 byeol

Radical 4 meaning "slash" or "bend" is one of six of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of only one stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 33 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical. It is highly similar to the Japanese kana, no (ノ).

Radical 4 is one of the eight elements of (永字八法 Yǒngzì Bāfǎ) and thus basic to Chinese calligraphy.

Characters with Radical 4[edit]

seal script character
strokes character
without additional strokes 丿乀 乁
1 additional stroke 乂 乃 乄
2 additional strokes 久 乆 乇 么 义 乊 之 乡
3 additional strokes 乌 乏
4 additional strokes 乍 乎 乐
5 additional strokes 丢 乑(眾) 乒 乓 乔
6 additional strokes
7 additional strokes
8 additional strokes
9 additional strokes

Literature[edit]

  • Fazzioli, Edoardo. Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1. 
  • Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993, ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2

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