← 83 Radical 84 (U+2F53) 85 →
(U+6C14) "steam, air, breath"
Pronunciations
Pinyin:
Bopomofo:ㄑㄧˋ
Gwoyeu Romatzyh:chih
Wade–Giles:chʻi⁴
Cantonese Yale:hei
Jyutping:hei³
Pe̍h-ōe-jī:khì
Japanese Kana:キ ki (on'yomi)
Sino-Korean:기 gi
Hán-Việt:khí
Names
Chinese name(s):氣字頭/气字头 qìzìtóu
Japanese name(s):気構え/きがまえ kigamae
Hangul:기운 giun
Stroke order animation

Radical 84 or radical steam (气部) meaning "steam", "air" or "breath" is one of the 34 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals in total) composed of 4 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 17 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

is also the 81st indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China.

The radical character is an ancient form of , and used as the simplified form of it in Simplified Chinese.

Evolution

Derived characters

Strokes Characters
+0 (also SC/ancient variant form of 氣)
+1 (1H)
+2 (Ne) JP (=氣) (2H)
+3 (Xe) (3H)
+4
+5 (F) (Rn) SC (=氫)
+6 (He) (O) (ammonia, NH3) SC (=氬)
+7 (Kr) (H)
+8 (Ar) (N) (Cl) (cyanogen, NCCN)
+9 SC/HK (=氳)
+10

In modern Chinese, this radical is used to form characters representing gaseous chemical elements and compounds.

Literature