Characters with Radical Heart (心)

  • We have learnt the character , which means heart. When it acts as a radical, it can be written below of the character or on the left side of the character. (Radical I)
  • When written below, it is usually written as “心” and we call the radical 心字底 (xīn zi dǐ). e.g. : 想,怒,思
  • When written on the left side, it is usually written as “忄” and we call it 竖心旁 (shù xīn páng). e.g.: 快,慢,情
  • Today we are going to review some of the characters that we have learnt using the radical “心” (心字底), written below of the character.
  • Most of the words with the “心” radical are “heart-related” ( emotion, feeling, mind, thinking or thought).

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  • Here is a list of characters with the radical 心 that we have learnt so far:
    Character Pinyin Meaning Pronunciation Link
    nín you
    Link
    xiǎng think
    Link
    rest
    Link
    angry
    Link
    meaning; idea; thought
    Link
    must
    Link
    zǒng always
    Link
    think; consider; deliberate

    Link
    niàn think of; miss

    Link
    gǎn feel; sense

    Link
    foolish; fool
    Link
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  • In this video, you may have noticed that she wrote the 念 with an extra dot. This is incorrect. Well, sometimes I will make mistakes too. 🙂
  • Happy learning!
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