Radical 6

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Radical 6 (U+2F05)
(U+4E85) "hook"
Pinyin: jué
Bopomofo: ㄐㄩㄝˊ
Wade–Giles: chüeh2
Cantonese Yale: kyut3
Jyutping: kyut3
Hiragana: はねぼう ha ne bō
Kanji: 撥棒 ha ne bō
Hangul: 갈고리 galgori
Sino-Korean: 궐 gwol
Stroke order animation

Radical 6 meaning "hook" is one of six of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of only one stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 19 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 6[edit]

Small seal script character
strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke
2 additional strokes
3 additional strokes
5 additional strokes 争 (Simplified Chinese only)
6 additional strokes
7 additional strokes 亊 (Korean Hanja only)
8 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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