Similar to Chinese Pinyin Table
, the Chinese Radical Table - Simplified
lists all the radicals for simplified Chinese characters. There are 214 radicals in the original Kangxi radical list, but a few of them are no longer used in simplified Chinese. The list of Chinese radicals is a rough equivalent of a Chinese alphabet. They are used to index the characters for Chinese dictionaries. They are also the building blocks of Chinese characters and often reflect some common semantics or phonetic characteristics. Knowing common radicals can help you learn new Chinese characters.
To look up a character, you can click its radical. The system will navigate you to the dictionary page and display all the characters with the same radical.
To generate Chinese character radical worksheets
for offline practice, go to the Chinese worksheets page
, click the Chinese Character Radicals
link on the sidebar, and press the Generate Worksheets
If you are learning traditional Chinese, switch to Chinese Radical Table - Traditional
Chinese Radical Table - Simplified