Chinese name: 厂

Pinyin: chǎng

English name: cliff

Imagery: a cliff

History of radical: This steep and rocky radical is called cliff head in Chinese because it is usually placed to the top right corner of a character. In oracle bones, it is a picture of a cliff where a man can shelter. Characters with this radical relate to houses or buildings.

For example:

  • 厅 (tīng): hall; living room
  • 厕 (cè): toilet
  • 厨 (chú): kitchen