Chinese name: 片
English name: slice
Imagery: a tool peeling a log
History of radical: This radical is called slice and it is always placed to the left of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a log sliced in half. You can see the branches on the right side. Characters with this radical relate to slice.
- 牌(pái): tablet, brand
- 版(bǎn): printing block; edition