Most common radicals

The six radicals that occur the most frequently[2] (in order of frequency)[3] and make up 25% of
the 2136 Jōyō kanji:

口 (くち) mouth

水/氵 (みず) water

木 (き) tree

人/亻 (ひと) person

手/扌 (て) hand

心/忄/ (こころ) heart
Twelve radicals that together with the above make up 50% of Jōyō kanji:

言 (こと) word

日 (ひ/にち) sun/day

糸・幺 (いと) thread

肉・月 (にく・つき) meat/organ (moon)

土 (つち) ground

go/road radical

艹 grass/plant radical

宀 roof/crown radical

貝 (かい) shell

女 (おんな) woman

阝 village (right) wall (left) radical

金 (きん) gold/metal
Thirty radicals that together with the above make up 75% of Jōyō kanji:

一 (いち) one

刀/刂 (かたな) sword

十 (じゅう) ten

田 (た) rice field

火/灬 (ひ/か) fire

大 (おお) big

山 (やま) mountain

食 (しょく) meal

車 (くるま) vehicle

彳 person going radical

目 (め) eye

雨 (あめ) rain

犬 (いぬ) dog

玉(王) (たま・おう) ball (king)

石 (いし) stone

力 (ちから) power

衣/衤 (ころも) garment

弓 (ゆみ) bow

竹・⺮ (たけ) bamboo

• No radicals with more than 12 strokes are listed as they are not as common and can all be formed from the other components.wrap ⿴ .radical forms the bottom component of a kanji. • S=stroke count. • つくり (tsukuri) .bottom-left ⿺ . • Either left or right ◫ . • かんむり (kanmuri) .又 (また) again 攵 action/whip radical • 示/礻 (しめす) show on an altar radical • 酉 (とり) alcohol radical • 囗 (くにがまえ) enclosure radical • 禾 grain radical • 广 building on a cliff radical • 疒 sickness radical • 巾 (きん/はば) cloth radical • 尸 (し) corpse radical • 寸 (すん) inch/sundial degree radical Table key Position category: • へん (hen) .radical can form either the left or right component of a kanji.radical forms the left and top components of a kanji. • あし (ashi) .radical forms the top component of a kanji. • たれ (tare) .top-left ⿸ . Notes: • This is a simplified list so the reading of the radical is only given if the kanji is used on its own. • • STT 1 2 3 4 Radical 一 丨 丶 丿 S 1 1 1 1 5 乙 (乚) 1 6 7 8 亅 二 亠 1 2 2 Hiragana-Romaji いち-ichi てん-ten おつ-otsu に-ni Meaning one line dot bend second. and three-stroke radicals which are in a more visual order. • Example kanji for each radical are all jōyō kanji. • かまえ (kamae) .bottom ⊥ . latter hook two lid C Examples 一戸旦 巾引中甲旧 刃凡丸丹太犬丼 丈久才万丹少 乙乞乏孔屯札礼宅乱枕乳 ⊤ 了丁才 井仁元示 六玄市夜京 . but some examples show all jōyō (ordered by stroke number) while others were from the Chinese radicals page with non-jōyō (and Chinese-only) characters removed.radical forms the left component of a kanji.radical forms the left and bottom component of a kanji. • The radicals are listed in the same basic order that the Kangxi radicals are listed except for the one.left ◧ .radical encloses the other kanji components. • にょう (nyou) .right ◨ . two.top ⊤ .radical forms the right component of a kanji. C=Category.

roof) legs enter eight. complete divination seal cliff private again. divide grass. open mouth power. (入. (七 = seven) box ten.9 人 2 10 亻 2 11 ひと-hito 2 12 13 儿 入 2 2 いる-iru 14 八 2 はち-hachi 15 丷 2 16 冂 2 17 18 19 冖 冫 几 2 2 2 20 凵 2 21 力 2 22 23 24 刀 刂 ⺈ 2 2 2 25 勹 2 26 匕 2 27 匚 2 28 十 2 29 30 31 32 卜 卩( ) 厂 厶 2 2 2 2 33 又 2 また mata 34 マ 2 ま-ma. sword knife. 36 37 38 九 乃 及 2 2 3 きゅう-kyū の-no およ・ぶ-oyobu つくえ tsukue ちから-chikara かたな-katana さじ-saji じゅう-jū うらない-uranai む-mu human. right hand Katakana マ nine 人欠夫内囚丙失肉扶快決 ◧ 仏化付代他仕休位作体住 何花信 ⊤ 介今合全会谷 ⊥ 児 兄四見 入 込 ⊤ 八分公六穴貝呉 ⊤ 平半羊岡前首南 ⿴ 円冊再同 ⊤ ◧ ◨ 売学骨常 次冶冷 ⊥ ◨ ⊤ 色負角魚急喚換陥危争 ⿴ 七匂化切叱北旨死花虎背 ⿴ ◨ ◨ ⿸ 厄犯令危印服卵命報 及秀透携誘 及扱吸級 . embrace spoon. sword knife. table container. force knife. person person (人). sword wrap. horns upside down box cover ice desk. person human. plant.

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square. raft sun. flesh tree yawn. whip script. halberd door. decay weapon.71 彡 3 72 73 74 75 彳 氵 犭 扌 3 3 3 3 76 艹 3 77 忄 3 78 3 79 3 80 心 4 81 戈 4 82 83 84 戸 手 攵 4 4 4 と-to て-te のぶん-nobunn 85 文 4 ぶん-bunn 86 斗 4 87 斤 4 きん-kinn 88 方 4 ほう-hō 89 日 4 にち-nichi 90 月 4 つき-tsuki 91 92 93 94 木 欠 止 歹 4 4 4 4 き-ki けつ-ketsu とめる-tomeru 95 殳 4 るまた-rumata 96 毋 4 97 比 4 くらべる-kuraberu 98 99 毛 氏 4 4 け-ke うじ-uji こころ-kokoro hair. day moon. month. literature dipper. hair clan 形 役彼後得徳 泳決治海演漢瀬 犯狂狙 持掛打批技抱押 共花英苦草茶落幕靴薬 阪防阻院陳 那邦郎部郭都 必忙忌性悪情想 成式弐戦 戸戻所 手挙 文 料 新 方放旅族 日白百明的映時晩 有服青朝 木板相根森楽機末本杉林 歌欧 止正歩 死列 役投殴 毎梅 皆昆 毛 氏民紙 . beard step water dog hand grass. lack stop death. compete fur. lance do not compare. house hand action. bristle. measuring scoop axe way. stubble. vegetation heart mound (阝left) town (阝right) heart spear. body.

breath water fire fire claw.100 气 4 101 102 103 水 火 灬 4 4 4 みず-mizu ひ-hi 104 爪 (爫) 4 つめ-tsume 105 106 107 108 109 父 爿 (丬) 牛 犬 王 4 4 4 4 4 110 礻 4 111 112 113 耂 勿 五 4 4 4 114 巴 4 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 元 井 予 屯 甘 生 用 田 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 もと-moto せい-sei よ-yo トン-ton あまい-amai うまれる-umareru よう-yō た-ta 123 疋 5 ひき-hiki 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 疒 癶 白 皮 皿 目 矢 石 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 しろ-shiro けがわ-kegawa さら-sara め-me や-ya いし-ishi 132 示 5 しめす-shimesu 133 禾 5 のぎ-nogi ちち-chichi うし-ushi いぬ-inu おう-ō ご-go steam. talon father split wood cow dog king altar. display old do not five cylinder with a trailing tail base. origin well mineself sweet life use field small animal. display grain 汽気 水永 火灯 焦然煮 (爬 爰 爲) 釜 (牀 奘) 牛 告牧物特解 犬献獣 王玉主国弄皇理差聖 礼社神視福 孝 五 色把肥 屯純鈍頓 (柑 甜 酣) 牲甥 用 田町思留略番 延 ⿸ 病症痛癖 発登 的皆皇 披彼波 皿 目見具省眠眼観覧 医族 石岩砂破碑 示奈祭禁 利私季和科香 . nail. bolt of cloth sickness footsteps white skin dish eye arrow stone altar.

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ちょう-chyō もん-mon ふるとり-furutori あめ-ame あお-ao おか-oka めん-menn 187 斉 8 せい-sei 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 音 頁 食 首 品 馬 高 啇 無 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 11 12 おと-oto おおがい-ōgai しょく-shyoku くび-kubi ひん-hinn うま-uma たかい-takai む-mu brick wall) see horn speech valley bean pig shell foot body cart. morning wine. green hill dismissal Chinese Qi kingdom sound leaf eat. leader gate small bird rain blue. gold long. mile red race metal. bitter dragon. alcohol village. head item horse tall. food neck.163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 見 角 言 谷 豆 豕 貝 足 身 車 辛 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 みる-miru つの-tsuno こと-koto たに-tani まめ-mame いのこ-inoko かい-kai あし-ashi み-mi くるま-kuruma からい-karai 174 辰 7 たつ-tatsu 175 酉 7 とり-tori 176 177 178 179 里 赤 走 金 7 7 7 8 180 長 8 181 182 183 184 185 186 門 隹 雨 青 岡 免 8 8 8 8 8 8 さと-sato あか-aka そう-sō かね-kane ながい-nagai. car spicy. stem nothing 赤赦跡嚇繊 走赴徒起越超趣 岡剛綱鋼 免勉逸晩 斉剤斎済 嫡滴摘適敵 無舞 . high base. grow.