← 175 Radical 176 (U+2FAF) 177 →
(U+9762) "face"
Pronunciations
Pinyin:miàn
Bopomofo:ㄇㄧㄢˋ
Wade–Giles:mien4
Cantonese Yale:min6
Jyutping:min6
Japanese Kana:メン men / ベン ben (on'yomi)
おも omo / おもて omote (kun'yomi)
Sino-Korean:면 myeon
Hán-Việt:diện, miến
Names
Japanese name(s):面/めん men
Hangul:낯 nat[1]
Stroke order animation

Radical 176 or radical face (面部) meaning "face" is one of the 11 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals in total) composed of 9 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 66 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

is also the 180th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China.

In Simplified Chinese, is also used as the simplified form of / ("noodles" or "flour").

Evolution

Derived characters

Strokes Characters
+0 (=面)
+5 (= -> )
+6 SC (=靨)
+7
+12
+14

References

  1. ^ Oh Hyung Min. "Hanja History Trek - Chinese radical entries site". Retrieved 2011-04-07.

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