Chinese name: 攵

Pinyin: pū

English name: hand holding a stick

Imagery: a hand being hit by a stick

History of radical: This radical is called hand being hit by a stick and it is usually placed to the right of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a hand holidng a stick. Characters with this radical relate to hand and its movements.

For example: 

  • 攻(gōng): attack
  • 收(shōu): accept
  • 改(gǎi): change