← 32 Radical 33 (U+2F20) 34 →
(U+58EB) "scholar, bachelor"
Pronunciations
Pinyin:shì
Bopomofo:ㄕˋ
Gwoyeu Romatzyh:shyh
Wade–Giles:shih4
Cantonese Yale:sih
Jyutping:si6
Pe̍h-ōe-jī:
Japanese Kana:シ shi (on'yomi)
さむらい samurai (kun'yomi)
Sino-Korean:사 sa
Names
Chinese name(s):(Top) 士字頭/士字头 shìzìtóu
(Side) 士字旁 shìzìpáng
Hangul:선비 seonbi
Stroke order animation

Radical 33 or radical scholar (士部) meaning "scholar" or "bachelor" is one of the 31 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of three strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 24 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

In mainland China, this radical is merged to radical earth (, principal indexing component #29 in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components) as its associated indexing component.

Evolution

Derived characters

Strokes Characters
+0
+1
+2 (KO)
+3 SC/JP (=壯)
+4 SC/JP (= -> ) JP (=壹) JP (= -> )
+5 SC (= -> )
+6
+7 SC (=壺)
+8 JP (=壺) SC (=壼)
+9
+10
+11
+12 (=壽)
+13

Literature