Chinese name: 心/忄

*忄is a common variation of 心 radical.


Pinyin: xīn

English name: heart

Imagery: a heart

History of radical: This radical is called heart and it is placed to the bottom of a character and its variation 忄is usually placed to the left of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a heart. Characters with this radical relate to thinking and feelings.

For example:

Examples for 心:

  • 忘(wàng): forget
  • 急(): desperate; urgent
  • 想(xiǎng): think; miss

Examples for 忄:

  • 快(kuài): fast
  • 怕():afraid
  • 恨(hèn):hate