父(fù)father

Chinese name: 父

Pinyin: fù

English name: father

Imagery: two hands holding two stone axes

History of radical: This radical is called father and it is always placed to the top of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a hand holding a stone axe. Characters with this radical relate to father.

For example: 

  • 爸(): dad
  • 爷(): father’s father

 

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