Radical 16

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(U+51E0) "small table"
Bopomofo: ㄐ一
Wade–Giles: chi1
Cantonese Yale: gei1
Jyutping: gei1
Kana: つくえ tsukue
Kanji: 机 tsukue
風構 kazagamae
Hangul: 안석 anseok
Sino-Korean: 궤 gwe
Stroke order animation

Radical 16, meaning small table, is one of 23 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 2 strokes.

The identical character used in Simplified Chinese for "a few, some, almost, nearly" does not have any historical connection to the "table" character.

Characters with Radical 16[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke 凡 凢 凣
2 additional strokes
3 additional strokes 凥 処 凧
4 additional strokes 凨 凩 凪 凫
5 additional strokes
6 additional strokes 凭 凮 凯
7 additional strokes
9 additional strokes
10 additional strokes 凱 凲
12 additional strokes 凳 凴


  • Fazzioli, Edoardo (1987). Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1. 
  • Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993, ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2

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