Chinese name: 鱼

Pinyin: yú

English name: fish

Imagery: a fish

History of radical: This radical is called fish. In oracle bones it is a picture of a fish. Can you see its head and tail? Characters with this radical relate to fish. The Chinese enjoy eating fish cheeks which are considered the most delicious part.

For example: 

  • 鲨(shā): shark
  • 鲸(jīng): whale
  • 鳃(sāi): gill