Chinese name: 走

Pinyin: zǒu

English name: walk

Imagery: a man running with waving arms above a foot

History of radical: This radical is called walk and it is usually placed to the left of a character. In bronze language it is a picture of a man running with waving arms above a foot. Characters with this radical relate to body movement.

For example: 

  • 赶(gǎn): catch with up
  • 起(qǐ): get up
  • 超(chāo): surpass