Version 4 of the Simplified Chinese Radicals List, a free printable radicals reference 終於出爐了！
I’ve finally got round to updating this. A big thank you to “Gharial from Chinese-forums” who took the time to comment the last time we posted this and provided us with a lot of feedback.
Here is a summary of what the list is and what has changed.
It is based upon the CASS 189/POCD 188 simplified system. Includes 其 and 业, which are not present in the Kangxi system.
A couple of Kangxi radicals that do not exist in the CASS list have been retained, such as 生 and 牙.
The list is ordered by stroke-order and variations are shown together, except in the case of 毋/母. Currently 覀 and 西 are placed together, as are 己,已 and 巳, however I may alter this in the future.
Generally the stroke count of the most common form of each radical dictates its position in the list. For example 食 is placed quite far up the list because by far the most common form is 饣and it only consists of three strokes. I realise there might be some debate are to what the “most common” form is for certain radicals, so please leave a comment if you feel I’ve made a mistake.
I have chosen to shade grey radicals that were classed as variants in the Kangxi System (although not necessarily in the CASS system) purely because it’s all quite tightly packed together and it aids reading/navigation.
Pinyin pronunciation has been added to each radical, however since the single-character pronunciation for a lot of radicals is not commonly known, it’s generally better to refer to them by colloquial name. We will be adding a colloquial name field to each of the Radicals in our online reference in the near future, however squeezing them onto an A4 page really pushes Inkjet technology to its limits.
The page was designed to printed on A4, black and white, though should also print fine on US letter sized paper.
Head over to MandarinPoster where you can download the latest vesion.