Chinese name: 户

Pinyin: hù

English name: door

Imagery: a door

History of radical: This radical is called household and it is usually placed to the top of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a small door or gate. Characters with this radical relate to household or family.

For example:

  • 房(fáng): house
  • 扇(shàn): measure word for windows or doors