Radical 3

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← 2 Radical 3 (U+2F02) 4 →
(U+4E36) "dot"
Pinyin: zhǔ
Bopomofo: ㄓㄨˋ
Wade–Giles: chu3
Cantonese Yale: jyu2
Jyutping: zyu2
Kana: てん ten
Kanji: 点 ten
Hangul: 점 jeom
Sino-Korean: 주 ju
Stroke order animation
Small Seal script character

Radical 3 meaning "dot" is one of six of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of only one stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 10 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 3[edit]

0 zhǔ "dot"
1 (Korean kwukyel note)
2 wán "pellet"
3 dān "vermillion", wéi "to do, to be"
4 zhǔ "owner, master", jǐng "bowl"
7 lì "pretty, lovely"
8 jǔ "raise, recommend"


  • Fazzioli, Edoardo. 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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