Radical 172

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Radical 172 (U+2FAB)
(U+96B9) "small bird"
Pinyin: zhuī
Bopomofo: ㄓㄨㄟ
Wade–Giles: chui1
Cantonese Yale: jeui1
Jyutping: zeoi1
Hiragana: スイ, とり sui, tori
Kanji: 舊隹 furutori[1]
Hangul: 새 sae
Sino-Korean: 추 chu
Stroke order animation

Radical 172 meaning "small bird" or "short-tailed bird" is 1 of 9 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 8 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 233 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 172[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
2 additional strokes
3 additional strokes
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There is a difference in Japanese and Chinese in printing typefaces for this third stroke of this radical. In the Kangxi Dictionary and in Japanese,a vertical line slanting upwards to the right is used on top of the first horizontal line. In China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, a slanted dash slanting downwards to the right, or Radical 3, on top of the horizontal line is used.

Kangxi Dictionary
Hong Kong


  • 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. 


  1. ^ "Kanji Box - Radicals list with names". Retrieved 2011-04-07. 

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