Chinese name: 羊

Pinyin: yáng

English name: sheep

Imagery: a goat

History of radical: This radical is called sheep. In oracle bones it is a picture of a goat with long horns. Characters with this radical relate to sheep or goat. According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in a year of goat are considered to be gentle,shy and calm. They have very delicate thoughts and they prefer to be in groups.

For example: 

  • 羊(yáng): sheep
  • 群(qún): herd; crowd