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My Chinese-English dictionary (An FLTRP Revised purchased in China) has only 189 radicals on the list (as does the Oxford one listed in the article) -- HOWEVER, I note that mine often consolidates less-common radicals under more common ones, as well, as non-simplified under their simplified heading. I think this may be the case with most dictionaries that list less than 214 radicals. The other radicals are still in there _somewhere_, just generally consolidated under something else.

For example, for Group 1 Radicals there are only 5 radicals listed, the first five of the standard Kangxi list. The rest of the Group 1 Radicals are listed under Radical 5 in my dictionary, in parentheses after the main radical. (It's the z-shaped one.)


  • 130'. 月 (standing meat) - 有 肌 肝 肥 育

This 月 is moon, not meat. The key of meat start with a | (有 肌 肝 肥 育), not a piě (like moon => 月) Yug 17:13, 10 May 2006 (UTC) zh:Wikipedia:互助客栈/其他#en:List_of_Kangxi_radicals See the english discussion of this page. Yug

== en:List of Kangxi radicals == from zh:Wikipedia:互助客栈/其他

Hello, I'm french, I seen one mistake (?) on Wikipedia about the 214 Kanxi Keys, it's about the key of 肉. See bellow :

  • 130'. 月 (standing meat) - 有 肌 肝 肥 育

I learned that 月 is moon, not meat 肉. The key of meat start with a | 豎 shù (有 育), not a 撇 piě (like moon => 月). Can you correct the english article, and replace 月 (moon) by the right key ... (meat, as in 有) Yug 21:24 2006年5月11日 (UTC)

"冃, 月 (standing meat) - 有 肌 肝 肥 育", c'est ce que vous voulez?--鄧啟昌 01:06 2006年5月12日 (UTC)
Done by using image Standing meat.png.--Crystal keditbookmarks.png百楽兎 01:10 2006年5月12日 (UTC)
冃 is the unicode caracter of "standing meat" ? I think put the caracter is better than put a pic. Can we replace the pic Standing meat.png by the caracter 冃 ? Yug 21:02 2006年5月14日 (UTC)
En fait 冃 est la forme ancienne pour le caractere 冒... Notez les deux barre horizontale à 冃 ne touchent pas l'interieur... il n'y a pas de graphie dans Unicode pour la "viande qui semble lune"... --鄧啟昌 02:18 2006年5月15日 (UTC)
O.o Merde.... We have all the 214 keys (and 276 variants) in unicode caracter except this one ... >0<" Yug.

The unicode for the standing meat seem to be ⺼ (cf : ). I think this is a recent adding in the Unicode database, and is not yet in all software and encoding systems. Have you an other explaination ? Yug 21:22 2006年5月16日 (UTC)

seems to be the case... but I can't type it anyway...--鄧啟昌 00:07 2006年5月18日 (UTC)


Where did the readings of those radicals come from? In Microsoft Windows, some of those characters yield different readings: 一(yī)丨(shù)丶(diǎn)丿(piě)乙(yǐ)亅(jué) --Voidvector 02:43, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

walk enclosure[edit]

I can't make any sense of the phrase walk enclosure. What does it mean? --08-15 (talk) 18:25, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

It is because the two parts of radical 144 enclose the additional strokes in compositions. -- (talk) 15:52, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Incorrect pinyin for 彡?[edit]

Comparing the pinyin listed for 彡, "xū" conflicts with the list here,, where it is listed as shān. Wikionary also lists it as shān (彡). Also, my pinyin input program (SCIM) also pulls it up under "shan". I've not seen it listed as xū from any other source, leading me to think this entry is incorrect. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Radicals and characters may have different pronuntiations. 丨 (rad002) is called gǔn when radical, and otherwise shù. 丶 (rad003) is called zhǔ when radical, and dian otherwise. Yug (talk) 07:09, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Is 纟 missing?[edit]

Is it me, or is the radical 纟 missing? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kevin chen2003 (talkcontribs) 04:13, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Overlap & difference with Chinese radical?[edit]

Could someone describe the difference & overlap with Chinese radicals? A lot of radicals seem to be the same, but Unicode has two separate blocks, for Kanxi and CJK radicals. -DePiep (talk) 12:03, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


5 of the radicals are {lang=zh-Hant} rather than {lang=zh-Han}. is this intentional or a mistake? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:39, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Probably. bd2412 T 21:47, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Does the frequency of the radical in the table signify the frequency of the radical AND its variants, or only the main radical? I think it's worth putting a footnote about this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:21, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

骨 (#188) Incorrect in the .png[edit]

Maybe it's a problem with the font, but according to my default font (wenquanyi) and the oxford dictionary, the character gu3 骨 is incorrectly written in the .png chart. I'ts between 馬 and 高. The 3rd stroke should be left of centre, not right. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stozi (talkcontribs) 22:50, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

You are using simplified chinese fonts and dictionary, simplified such 冎. The traditional (kangxi) is on the right side, such 骨 (display right side on my PC). Yug (talk) 07:02, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

List of modern radicals[edit]

The 189 modern radicals are to manage better on this page. There is a column for them, which display simplified version. This column should also display deletion and conservation within from Kangxi to the modern list. Yug (talk) 07:06, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion, Column Simplified: Add deleted radicals (—), and conserved radical ( or ). Yug (talk) 07:14, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

List of Japanese radicals removed?[edit]

This list must have been there once, but appears to be removed now. As it's now a red link, I've wiped its reference off the article. Does anyone know when this was removed, and why? -andy (talk) 19:56, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

I don't remember it having existed, but if it doesn't, it really should. bd2412 T 20:07, 9 October 2011 (UTC)


As a student of Japanese, I decided to learn the meaning of these radicals by heart, in order to improve my memory retention of kanji. I studied some, but noticed disrepancies with the list and the indicated sources. As a good wikipedian, I edited the content to better reflect the truth. Though after much confusion, I've realized that the webpage sources have different and often conflicting translations of the radicals indicated on this webpage. Beckons the question, which source is reliable and which one is not? As for now, I've decided to trust the Unicode definition of these radicals as it seems to be the most reliable of the sources indicated. I suggest the list should be edited to reflect the Unihan definition of these radicals. I will wait some time, but unless there is some better suggestion, I will look through the list and make the necessary changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kinekun (talkcontribs) 22:13, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Edit: After thinking it through, I'm not going to change anything. With all the contradictory sources, we would really need someone who know what he/she is talking about it to make the necessary changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kinekun (talkcontribs) 22:22, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

collapsed table of radicals[edit]

It looks to me that the full Table of radicals is the main content of this article that is not also in the Radical (Chinese character) article, and as such is this article's primary reason for existing. Also, the table isn't appreciably longer than many other lists on WP (e.g. List of countries by x). Wouldn't it make more sense to display the full table rather than hiding in collapsed form?--Wikimedes (talk) 15:35, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Agree. Would not look bad in the article, both in size and in relevance. -DePiep (talk) 15:48, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Done.--Wikimedes (talk) 06:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)