Chinese name: 亠

Pinyin: tóu

English name: roof

Imagery: a roof

History of radical: This radical is simply a combination of a dot and a stroke. No one is sure what it is a picture of and what the origin of the radical is. But it is always placed on the top of a radical as a roof.

For example: 

  • 亭 (tíng): pavilion
  • 亮 (liàng): bright
  • 京 (jīng): capital city   e.g.: 北京 Beijing