日(rì)sun

Chinese name: 日

Pinyin: 

English name: sun

Imagery: sun

History of radical: This radical is called sun. In oracle bones it is a picture of a sun. It looks like a circle with a dot in the middle which refers to sunlight. Characters with this radical relate to the sun or time.

For example: 

  • 早(zǎo): morning
  • 明(míng): bright
  • 时(shí): time

 

4 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s