Radical 2

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For other uses, see Square root of 2.
Radical 2 (U+2F01)
(U+4E28) "line, stick"
Pinyin: gǔn
Bopomofo: ㄍㄨㄣˇ
Wade–Giles: kun3
Jyutping: gwan2
Cantonese Yale: kwan2
Hiragana: ぼう, コン bō, kon
Kanji: 棒 bō (stick)
Hangul: 뚫을 tturheul
Sino-Korean: 곤 gonn
Stroke order animation
big seal script character

Radical 2 meaning "vertical stroke" is one of six of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of only one stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are only 21 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 2[edit]

『努』(永字八法 YǒngzìBāfǎ)
strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke
2 additional strokes 个丫
3 additional strokes 中丮丯丰书
4 additional strokes
6 additional strokes
7 additional strokes
8 additional strokes
9 additional strokes


  • Fazzioli, Edoardo. 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. 
  • Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993, ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2

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