Chinese name: 门

Pinyin: mén

English name: door

Imagery: a door

History of radical: This solid radical is called door and it always surrounds other components. In oracle bones it is a picture of an ancient Chinese door. Characters with this radical relate to door.

For example: 

  • 闭(bì): close
  • 闯(chuǎng): dash; break into
  • 间(jiān): measure word for rooms