Chinese name: 马

Pinyin: mǎ

English name: horse

Imagery: a horse

History of radical: This radical is called horse and it is always placed to the left or bottom of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a horse. Characters with this radical relate to horse and its function. The legendary Red Hare is the most famous Chinese horse owed by the warlord Lü Bu who lived in the Later Han and Three kingdoms periods.

For example:

  • 驴(): donkey
  • 驾(jià): drive
  • 骑(qí): ride