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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a head Chinese radical)

Etymology[edit]

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艸
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 山山 (UU), X山山 (XUU), four-corner 22447)

  1. grass
  2. KangXi radical 140

Usage notes[edit]

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 1,902 characters (out of 40,000) that use this radical, making it the most commonly used radical.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1017, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30638
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1475, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3172, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8278

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping cou2, Yale chou2)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tsháu, Guangdong ts'au3; ts'au3, ts'o3 [Hailu, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim cau3, co3)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin cǎo (cao3), Wade-Giles ts'ao3)

  1. grass

Usage notes[edit]

The character is now used for this sense.


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chhó (chho2), TLPA tshó (tsho2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thảo, tháu)