Radical 1

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Radical 1

(U+4E00) "one"
Gwoyeu Romatzyh: i
Wade–Giles: i1
Cantonese Yale: yāt
Jyutping: jat1
Hiragana: いち ichi
Kanji: 一 ichi
Hangul: 한 han
Sino-Korean: 일 il
Stroke order animation

Radical 1 meaning "one" is 1 of 6 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 1 stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 42 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.[1]

永 (永字八法 YǒngzìBāfǎ)

Radical 1, in this case known as 橫 héng "horizontal", is one of the eight principles of the character (永字八法 Yǒngzì Bāfǎ) which are the basis of Chinese calligraphy.

Characters with Radical 1[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke 丁 丂 丄 丅 丆
2 additional strokes 万 丈 下 丌 与
3 additional strokes 不 丏 丐 丑 丒 专
4 additional strokes 且 丕 世 丘 丙 业 丛 东 丝
5 additional strokes 丞 丟 丠 両
6 additional strokes 丣 两 严
7 additional strokes 並 丧


  1. ^ "Unihan data for U+4E00". Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  • Fazzioli, Edoardo (1987). Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York, 1987: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1. 
  • Li, Leyi (1993). Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases. Beijing, 1993. ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2. 

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