Radical 146

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Radical 146 (U+2F91)
(U+897E) "cover, west"
Bopomofo: ㄧㄚˋ
Wade–Giles: ya4
Cantonese Yale: ka1, a3
Jyutping: kaa1, aa3
Hiragana: アカ, エケ aka, eke
おおう oou
Kanji: 西 nishi (にし)
Hangul: 덮을 deopeul
Sino-Korean: 아 a
Stroke order animation

Radical 146 meaning "cover" or "west" is 1 of 29 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 6 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 29 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 146[edit]

seal script character
strokes character
without additional strokes 襾 西 覀
3 additional strokes
5 additional strokes
6 additional strokes 覃 覄
7 additional strokes
12 additional strokes
13 additional strokes 覇 覈
17 additional strokes
19 additional strokes


  • Fazzioli, Edoardo (1987). 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. 

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