Radical 8

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Radical 8 (U+2F07)
(U+4EA0) "lid, head"
Pinyin: 頭 tóu
Bopomofo: ㄊㄡˊ
Gwoyeu Romatzyh: tour
Wade–Giles: tʻou2
Cantonese Yale: tàuh
Jyutping: tau4
Hiragana: なべぶた nabebuta
Kanji: 鍋蓋 nabebuta
Hangul: 자의미상 jauimisang
Sino-Korean: 두 do
Stroke order animation

Radical 8 meaning "lid" is one of 23 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 2 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 38 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 8[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke
2 additional strokes 六 卞 亢 亣
4 additional strokes 交 亥 亦 产(簡軆)
5 additional strokes 亨 亩 亪
6 additional strokes 享 京
7 additional strokes 亭 亮 亯 亰 亱 亲
8 additional strokes
10 additional strokes 亴 亵
11 additional strokes 亶 亷
14 additional strokes 亸(簡軆)
19 additional strokes

There is a difference in Japanese and Chinese in printing typefaces for this radical. In the Kangxi Dictionary and in Japanese, a short vertical line on top of the horizontal line is used. In China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, a slanted dash, or Radical 3, on top of the horizontal line is also 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. 
  • Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993, ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2

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