Chinese name: 身

Pinyin: shēn

English name: body

Imagery: a pregnant woman’s body

History of radical: This radical is called body. In oracle bones it is a picture of a human body. Characters with this radical relate to the body and its movement.

For example: 

  • 躲(duǒ): hide; dodge
  • 躺(tǎng): lie down
  • 躬(gōng): bow; bend over