Chinese name: 穴

Pinyin: xué

English name: cave

Imagery: a cave dwelling

History of radical: This radical is called cave and it is always placed to the top of a character. In orcale bones it is a picture of a cave dwelling. Characters with this radical relate to cave and empty space.

For example:

  • 空(kōng): empty
  • 窗(chuāng): window
  • 穿(chuān): go through