Radical 1

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Radical 1 (U+2F00) 2 →
(U+4E00) "one"
Gwoyeu Romatzyh: i
Wade–Giles: i1
Cantonese Yale: yāt
Jyutping: jat1
Pe̍h-ōe-jī: it
Kana: いち ichi
Kanji: 一 ichi
Hangul: 한 han
Sino-Korean: 일 il
Stroke order animation

Radical 1 meaning "one" is 1 of 6 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 1 stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 42 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.[1]

永 (永字八法 YǒngzìBāfǎ)

Radical 1, in this case known as 橫 héng "horizontal", is one of the eight principles of the character (永字八法 Yǒngzì Bāfǎ) which are the basis of Chinese calligraphy.

Characters with Radical 1[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke
2 additional strokes
3 additional strokes
4 additional strokes
5 additional strokes
6 additional strokes
7 additional strokes


  1. ^ "Unihan data for U+4E00". Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  • Fazzioli, Edoardo (1987). Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York, 1987: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1.
  • Li, Leyi (1993). Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases. Beijing, 1993. ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2.

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