Kangxi Radical 5: 乙 yǐ Second

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Mnemonic Kangxi Radical 005 Second Heavenly Stem


Kangxi Radical No.5 (One Stroke)

乙 (乚乛) / yǐ / second heavenly stem / “second” radical (5)
aka: second heavenly stem, second celestial stem, fishing hook, Kangxi Radical Second
• 乚 and 乛 are not independent characters

⇒ en.wiktionary:


Note: 乙 doesn’t really mean ‘second’– it’s the second in a specific sequence that’s used to enumerate lists (roughly comparable to “Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta…” or “i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi…”). It derives from the old Chinese calendar system,which don’t ask me to explain because I can’t even wrap my head around daylight savings time.
These characters are also used for some other purposes, such as grading, as Will helpfully pointed out in the comments.

en.wikipedia: Celestial stem


折 /shé / to break
折 / zhē to / turn over
折  (摺) / zhé / to fold, to bend, turning brush stroke (乙)


乙太 [乙太] / yǐtài / ether
乙太路 [乙太] / yǐtài wǎng lù / Ethernet
/yǐfāng / second party (law)


书 [書] / shū / book, letter
买 [買] / mǎi / to buy
九  / jiǔ / nine, 9
乞 / qǐ / to beg
也 / yě /also


 

Kangxi Radical 200: 麻 má Hemp

Kangxi Radical 200: 麻 má “hemp” ☞


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Pīnyīn

麻 ~ má ~ “hemp” radical (200)
Kangxi Radical Hemp
麻 ~ má ~ hemp, flax, numb
麻 ~ Má ~ surname Ma
• Component: 广 ~ “shelter”/ “dotted cliff” (53)
• Component: 木 ~ “tree” (75) / wood Continue reading

Kangxi Radical 172: 隹 zhuī Short-Tailed Bird

Kangxi Radical 172: 隹 zhuī “short-tailed bird” ☞


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Pīnyīn

隹 ~ zhuī ~ “short-tailed bird” radical (172)
aka: small bird, Kangxi Radical Short Tailed Bird
隹 ~ zhuī ~ short-tailed bird

集 ~ jí ~ to gather to collect Continue reading

Colors Gallery

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Colors Series

  1. 赤 — red/naked
  2. 青 — green/blue
  3. 红 — red/bonus
  4. 玄 — black/profound
  5. 白 — white
  6. 黑 — black
  7. 黄 — yellow/pornographic
  8. 蓝 — blue
  9. 朱 — red/vermilion
  10. 色 — color/sex
  11. Gallery

For context: Color in Chinese Culture (Wikipedia article)

Kangxi Radical 139: 色 sè Color / Sex [mildly suggestive]

Kangxi Radical 139: 色 sè “color” / sex ☞


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Pīnyīn

~ sè ~ “color” radical (139)
aka: colour, Kangxi Radical Color
色 ~ sè ~ color, look, appearance, sex
色 ~ shǎi ~ color, dice

颜色 [顏色] ~ yánsè ~ color
彩色 ~ cǎisè ~ color, multi-colored
色相 ~ sèxiāng ~ coloration, sex, sex appeal
好色 ~ hàosè ~ to want sex
性交 ~ xìngjiāo ~ sexual intercourse

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Kangxi Radical 201: 黄 [黃] huáng Yellow / Pornographic

 ☜ Kangxi Radical 201: 黄 [黃] huáng “yellow” ☞


 Simplified: 黄

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Traditional: 黃

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Pīnyīn

黄 [黃] ~ huáng ~ “yellow” radical (201)
aka: Kangxi Radical Yellow
黄 [黃] ~ huáng ~ yellow, pornographic
黄 [黃] ~ Huáng ~ surname Huang or Hwang Continue reading