Chinese name: 阝

Pinyin:yì

English name: city

Imagery: a man lying next to the city wall

History of radical: This radical is called city and it is always placed to the right of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a city wall and a kneeling man. Characters with this radical relate to city or state.

For example: 

  • 都(dū): capital
  • 郊(jiāo): outskirt