Sorting Chinese Character Radicals By Shape (And Not By Stroke Count)

One of the challenges of looking up a Chinese character via its radical is first figuring out which part of the character is the radical. Sometimes that isn't so obvious. And even when it is, it helps if you know the stroke count of a radical, or better yet, its index number, so that you can find it easily.

Sorting radicals via the Easy Lookup system makes locating a particular radical (and characters that are classified under it) easier.

Here are the Traditional Chinese character radicals sorted according to the easy index system.

Note that their are 12 categories in this indexing system. Within each category, radicals are sorted according to stroke count and/or their number. While they could be further sorted according to shape, because each group is relatively small this isn't necessary.

Click on any radical to see it's number, and meaning and characters that are classified using that radical. You can click on any character to see it's entry in the online Easy Lookup Dictionary.

Click the i link in the heading of each radical section to return to this index.

The Easy Lookup Chinese to English Dictionary makes Traditional Chinese Character lookup faster and easier. Neil Keleher. chinsym.zeroparallax.com.

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Box 囗

Cover ⺆

Bottom 凵

Left 厂

Right 乛
疋 矛

Slant 丿
香 黍 丿

Dot 丶
自 血 身 广 鹿

Hook 𠄌
爿 彑

Hat 八

Cross 十
聿 隶 韋

Vertical 丨
非 韭

Horizontal 一
西

i Radical 31 囗, Enclosure

i Radical 30 口, Mouth

i Radical 157 足, 𧾷, Foot

i Radical 44 尸, Corpse

i Radical 72 日, Sun

i Radical 73 曰, Say

i Radical 138 艮, Stopping

i Radical 169 門, 门, Gate

i Radical 102 田, Field

i Radical 80 毋, Do Not

i Radical 166 里, Village

i Radical 203 黑, 黒, Black

i Radical 122 罒,网, Net

i Radical 109 目, Eye

i Radical 147 見, 见, See

i Radical 154 貝, 贝, Shell

i Radical 74 月, Moon

i Radical 16 几, Table

i Radical 79 殳, Weapon

i Radical 182 風, 凬, 风, Wind

i Radical 14 冖, Cover, Hesitant

i Radical 188 骨, Bone

i Radical 108 皿, Dish

i Radical 13 冂, Empty

i Radical 26 卩, Seal

i Radical 163 阝,邑, , City

i Radical 17 凵, Open Box, Unlucky

i Radical 46 山, Mountain

i Radical 140 艸, 䒑, 艹, 艹, Grass

i Radical 21 匕, Spoon

i Radical 81 比, Compare

i Radical 27 厂, Cliff

i Radical 161 辰, Morning

i Radical 63 戶, 户, 戸, Door

i Radical 69 斤, Axe

i Radical 87 爪, 爫, Claw

i Radical 134 臼, 𦥑, Mortar

i Radical 168 長, 长, Long

i Radical 190 髟, Hair

i Radical 187 馬, 马, Horse

i Radical 131 臣, 𦣝, Minister

i Radical 23 匸, Conceal

i Radical 18 刀, 刁, 刂, Knife

i Radical 124 羽, Feather

i Radical 54 廴, Long Stride

i Radical 5 乙, Second

i Radical 183 飛, Fly

i Radical 57 弓, Bow

i Radical 49 己, Oneself

i Radical 39 子, Child

i Radical 29 又, Again

i Radical 105 癶, Dotted Tent

i Radical 85 水, 氵, Water

i Radical 66 攵, 攴, Rap

i Radical 84 气, Steam

i Radical 111 矢, Arrow

i Radical 121 缶, Jar

i Radical 118 竹, Bamboo

i Radical 20 勹, Wrap

i Radical 35 夊, Slowly

i Radical 36 夕, Evening

i Radical 76 欠, Lack

i Radical 139 色, Color

i Radical 148 角, Horn

i Radical 195 魚, 鱼, Fish

i Radical 213 龜, 亀, 龟, Tortoise

i Radical 93 牛, Cow

i Radical 100 生, Life

i Radical 172 隹, Short Tailed Bird

i Radical 135 舌, Tongue

i Radical 115 禾, Grain

i Radical 64 手,扌, Hand

i Radical 82 毛, Fur

i Radical 153 豸, Badger

i Radical 165 釆, Distinguish

i Radical 4 丿, Slash

i Radical 59 彡, Bristle

i Radical 162 辵, 辶, 辶, Walk

i Radical 60 彳, Step

i Radical 144 行, Walk, Enclosure

i Radical 3 丶, Dot

i Radical 56 弋, Shoot

i Radical 62 戈, Halberd

i Radical 94 犬, 犭, Dog

i Radical 192 鬯, Sacrament

i Radical 61 心, 忄, Heart

i Radical 15 冫, Ice

i Radical 68 斗, Dipper

i Radical 106 白, White

i Radical 170 阜, 阝, Mound

i Radical 194 鬼, Ghost

i Radical 196 鳥, 鸟, Bird

i Radical 137 舟, Boat

i Radical 40 宀, Roof

i Radical 116 穴, Cave, Cavity

i Radical 104 疒, Sickness

i Radical 53 广, Dotted Cliff

i Radical 198 鹿, Deer

i Radical 200 麻, Hemp

i Radical 8 亠, Lid, Cease

i Radical 70 方, Square

i Radical 95 玄, Profound

i Radical 117 立, Stand

i Radical 145 衣, 衤, Clothes

i Radical 189 高, 髙, Tall

i Radical 210 齊, 斉, 齐, Even, Harmony

i Radical 149 言, 讠, Speech

i Radical 160 辛, Bitter

i Radical 180 音, Sound

i Radical 212 龍, 龙, Dragon

i Radical 28 厶, Private

i Radical 38 女, Woman

i Radical 52 幺, 乡, Short Thread

i Radical 120 糸, 糹, 纟, Silk

i Radical 47 巛, 川, River

i Radical 9 人, 亻, 𠆢, Man

i Radical 130 肉, Meat

i Radical 11 入, Enter

i Radical 12 八, Eight

i Radical 184 食, 𩙿, 饣 , Eat

i Radical 167 金, 钅, Gold

i Radical 88 父, Father

i Radical 123 羊, 𦍌, Sheep

i Radical 119 米, Rice

i Radical 86 火, 灬, Fire

i Radical 42 小, Little

i Radical 55 廾, Two Hands

i Radical 99 甘, Sweet

i Radical 201 黃, 黄, Yellow

i Radical 24 十, Ten, Perfect

i Radical 65 支, Branch

i Radical 199 麥, 麦, Wheat

i Radical 159 車, 车, Cart

i Radical 75 木, Tree

i Radical 41 寸, An Inch

i Radical 174 青, 靑, Blue

i Radical 32 土, Earth

i Radical 125 老, Old

i Radical 156 走, 赱, Walk

i Radical 33 士, Scholar

i Radical 207 鼓, 鼔, Drum

i Radical 19 力, Power

i Radical 37 大, Big

i Radical 43 尢, 尣, Lame

i Radical 89 爻, Double Cross

i Radical 2 丨, Line

i Radical 6 亅, Hook

i Radical 25 卜, Divine

i Radical 141 虍, Tiger

i Radical 77 止, Stop

i Radical 211 齒, 歯, 齿, Teeth

i Radical 142 虫, Insect

i Radical 50 巾, Handkerchief

i Radical 107 皮, Skin

i Radical 10 儿, Legs

i Radical 91 片, Slice

i Radical 191 鬥, Fight

i Radical 1 一, One

i Radical 7 二, Two

i Radical 113 示, 礻, 𥘅, Spirit

i Radical 151 豆, Bean

i Radical 78 歹, Death

i Radical 126 而, And

i Radical 152 豕, Pig

i Radical 176 面, 靣, Face

i Radical 181 頁, 页, Leaf

i Radical 112 石, Stone

i Radical 98 瓦, Tile

i Radical 133 至, Arrive

i Radical 92 牙, 㸦, Fang

i Radical 48 工, Work

i Radical 96 玉, Jade

i Radical 51 干, Dry

i Radical 173 雨, Rain

i Radical 146 西, 襾, 覀, West

i Radical 164 酉, Wine

i Radical 128 耳, Ear