部首一覧 Kanji Radicals
Here you can see, at a glance, all the kanji radicals arranged by stroke number. The origins of each radical are also introduced.
- There is a list of kanji radicals.
- Radicals are grouped by stroke number.
- You can find out how each radical came into being.
- Kanji characters that use each radical are introduced as examples.
- Site display language = Japanese only.
Radicals with 1-17 strokes are shown.
The shape of each radical and how it is read (i.e. its name) are listed.
Click on a radical and you can see information such as
・the meaning of the radical
・a written explanation, with illustrations, of how the radial (kanji) came about in the first place
・examples of kanji characters in which that radical is used.
If you know what the different radicals mean, often you can take a guess at the meaning of new kanji that you learn.
Since everything on the site is written in Japanese, including all the explanations, it might be a little difficult for those who have just started learning the language. However, intermediate or more advanced learners will probably be able to understand the content, as the explanations are short and there are pictures too.
This information might help to make your future kanji study even more interesting - now that wouldn't be a bad thing at all, would it?!
These contents are part of 'まさとののポケット (Masatono's Pocket)'.
Last update 2011.05.10