Beginner Chinese learners often have a hard time remembering difficult Chinese characters. Once you understand the meaning of Chinese radicals, in particular the same radical on the left, you will have a much easier time.
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Here you can learn how to use Chinese character radicals of the left and right structured, such as 妈【mā=mother】which is formed by the radical on the left 女【nǚ=female】and the character 马【mǎ=horse】.
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1. The Left Radicals 亻【rén】 , 女【nǚ】and孑【zǐ】
a. As the radical on the left, 亻【rén】 is often used to describe anything that related to a person. For example:
像【xiàng= likeness (of somebody)】
b. As the radical on the left, 女【nǚ】is often used to describe anything that relates to a female. For example:
c. As the radical on the left, 孑【zǐ】is often used to describe anything related to a child. For example: