Radical 160

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← 159 Radical 160 (U+2F9F) 161 →
(U+8F9B) "bitter"
Cantonese Yale:san1
Kana:シン shin
からい karai
つらい tsurai
Kanji:辛 karai
Hangul:매울 maeul
Sino-Korean:신 sin
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Radical 160 meaning "bitter" is 1 of 20 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 7 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 36 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

In the ancient Chinese cyclic character numeral system tiāngān, 辛 represents the eighth Celestial stem.

Characters with Radical 160[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
5 additional strokes 辜 辝
6 additional strokes 辞 辟 辠
7 additional strokes 辡 辢 辣
8 additional strokes
9 additional strokes 辥 辦 辧 辨 辩 辪
10 additional strokes
11 additional strokes
12 additional strokes
14 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.
  • Lunde, Ken (Jan 5, 2009). "Appendix J: Japanese Character Sets" (PDF). CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing (Second ed.). Sebastopol, Calif.: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-0-596-51447-1.

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