Chinese name: 工
English name: tool
Imagery: making a handicraft with tools
History of radical: This radical is called tool. In oracle bones, it is a picture of a workman’s multifunctional tool. Characters with this radical relate to tool or work. The Four Great inventions considered to be compass, gun powder, paper making, and printing.
- 工 (gōng): worker
- 巧 (qiǎo): skillful
- 差 (chāi): an official position