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Question about radicals One source says that the radical for the character 累 (lèi, tired)is radical 田 (tián, field). Another source says that it is radical 糸 (mì, silk). Can a character have more than one radical? Would 累 be listed in most Chinese dictionaries under both 田 and 糸, or under only one of the two? Is there a "right answer", or could different dictionaries list the same character as having a different radical? (In English, different dictionaries could list different definitions for the same word - it is just the opinion of the editors of a particular dictionary - there is no "right answer" whether a particular definition is valid for a word.)
Jan 15, 2011 2:15 AM
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糸(jiao)绞丝底(jiao si di )different dictionaries list the same character as having a different radical “甥”,“舅”二字,《说文解字》根据六书体系,都归“男”部;《康熙字典》则依检字法原则,以“甥”入“生”部,“舅”入“臼”部。 ps 六书一是指汉字的造字方法,即“象形、指事、会意、形声、转注、假借”。 Not a few words can explain the clear. i dont know if you can read chinese .if you can ,then go to this website. when i in primary school,teacher told me how to use dictionaries,if a word have two radicals.normally try the easy simple one,if cant find the word,then if you let me to find 累 in dictionary,i will try 田 first. hope my answer can help you,
January 16, 2011
累 has two radicals. It is listed in dictionaries under both radicals. However, 田 would be the prime radical as it is at the top.
January 15, 2011
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