Chinese name: 舟

Pinyin: zhōu

English name: boat

Imagery: a boat

History of radical: This radical is called boat. In oracle bones it is a picture of a small wooden boat used for fishing. Characters with this radical relate to boats.

For example:

  • 船(chuán): ship
  • 艘(sōu): measure word for boat
  • 航(háng): navigation