Chinese Characters with Radical Mouth 口

Chinese characters are the smallest units of Chinese vocabulary. A lot of Chinese characters have radicals. Here are some examples of Chinese characters with radical mouth 口. Learning them is great for kids to understand the structure of Chinese characters and patterns. #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineseforkids #Chineseforchildren #Chineseasaforeignlanguage #CSL #MSL

Chinese characters with the same radical many times have something in common. Chinese characters containing “口” (mouth) are often grouped together in the “口” section in Chinese dictionaries and usually involves “mouth”.




What is a radical?

A Chinese radical is so called 部首 bùshǒu, literally meaning, “section header”. It is sometimes translated as an indexing component.

It is “often a semantic indicator similar to a morpheme, though sometimes it may be a phonetic component or even an artificially extracted portion of the character. “(Wikipedia )

According to Kangxi Dictionary, there are 214 radicals.

(source: Wikipedia)

Chinese Characters with Radical Mouth 口

口 is a basic character by itself. It means mouth and it looks like an opening mouth.


(source: wikipedia)
There are over 1000 Chinese characters with the radical mouth. Here I’m going to focus on some commonly used ones. All of these are related with its meaning, the mouth.

zuǐ mouth
chī to eat
hē to drink
jiào to shout
hǎn to call,to yell
chàng to sing
chǎo noisy
chuī to blow
hū to exhale
xī to inhale
wěn to kiss
tūn to swallow

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Chinese characters are the smallest units of Chinese vocabulary. A lot of Chinese characters have radicals. Here are some examples of Chinese characters with radical mouth 口. Learning them is great for kids to understand the structure of Chinese characters and patterns. #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineseforkids #Chineseforchildren #Chineseasaforeignlanguage #CSL #MSL

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