Radical 174

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← 173 Radical 174 (U+2FAD) 175 →
(U+9751) "blue/green"
Cantonese Yale:cheng1, ching1
Jyutping:ceng1, cing1
Kana:セイ, シャー sei, shā
チン chin
あお ao
Kanji:青 ao
Hangul:푸를 pureul
Sino-Korean:청 cheong
Stroke order animation

Radical 174 meaning "blue" or "green" (see Distinguishing blue from green in Chinese) is 1 of 9 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 8 strokes. It is also the character representing the color ao in Japanese, a general term covering both blue and green.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 17 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 174[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
4 additional strokes
5 additional strokes
6 additional strokes
7 additional strokes
8 additional strokes
10 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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