Chinese name: 广

Pinyin: guǎng

English name: shelter

Imagery: a straw hut with a stone wall

History of radical: This ramshackle radical is called shelter and it is always placed to the top of a character. In oracale bones it is a picture of a primitive house built next to a cliff. Chracters with this radical relate to houses.

For example: 

  • 库 (kù): storehouse
  • 庙 (miào): temple
  • 庭 (tíng): courtyard