Yit-Seng YOW

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,

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:48-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Language and Learning, Linguistics|Comments Off on Word Radicals (Bùshǒu 部首)|Bùshǒu 部首 (Word Radicals)

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