CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

4 strokes ( )

ㄓㄠ3, ㄓㄨㄚ3 (zhao3, zhua3)

zhǎo, zhuǎ

 

= claws, nails, talons; animal feet => this character (radical 87) is a picture the represents an animal's claws - it is often used as a compound radical and is alternatively written

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