Version 2 of the Simplified Chinese Radicals Printable Pocket Reference is ready!
I’d originally planned not to include any phonetic information on the page, however, I figured that most of the radicals are sort of picto-phonograms, with one part representing meaning, and one part being the phonetic. Therefore knowing the radicals phonetics can also be useful in guessing not only the meaning of the character, but also the pronunciation – for example, in the character 媽, knowing that 女 is a woman helps you guess the meaning, and if you know that 马 is pronounced “mǎ”, you can have a go at the pronunciation, too.
Things to note:
- The list is aimed at simplified learners, and is based on the CASS simplified radicals list. Some of the reduntant KangXi radicals are not present, such as 龜 and some others have been added, such as 其 and 业.
- The main list of larger radicals are the more common ones.
- Below the main list is a short list of characters which are not technically radicals, but are used as such as probably should/could be
- The less frequently seen radicals, along with single stroke radicals, are located at the bottom of the sheet. They are less important because, for example, you aren’t going to find a lot of characters with the radical 赤
Once again, any feedback is welcomed and appreciated, we want to make this the most useful Simplified Chinese radicals list available.