Chinese name: 禾

Pinyin: hé

English name: crop

Imagery: crop plant

History of radical: This radical is called crop and it is usually placed to the left or the top or a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a millet plant bending under the weight of its grain. Characters with this radical relate to crops.

For example:

  • 秋(qiū): autumn
  • 种(zhòng): sow
  • 秃(): bald