Word Radicals (Bùshǒu 部首)|Bùshǒu 部首 (Word Radicals)
Chinese word radicals are the building blocks of most of Chinese words. Each radical conveys a certain message, be it an object or an abstract notion. Understanding of the Chinese word radicals is crucial to the appreciation of Chinese language.
A Chinese word radical (bushou. ??) is a semantic marker that links certain core ideas with a word. Written Chinese words are expressed in pictograms, which are made up of certain elements,