02 June, 2015

Radical 讠 ("Speech")

is simplified from and is often referred to as the "speech" radical. It is a meaning element related to "speaking". The pinyin is yán (yan2). As a radical, it appears on the left of the character. 

Chinese Characters containing 讠 radical 

861 characters can be found under this radical in Chinese Kangxi Dictionary. Here are some examples of Chinese characters containing :

– xiè – to thank 
– tán – to chat, to talk, to discuss 

They are present in many words related to language, speaking and communication: 
谈话 – tán huà – a talk, a conversation 
交谈 – jiāo tán – a chat, a talk 
请问 – qǐng wèn – Excuse me, may I ask…? 
– kè – a lesson 
课文 – kè wén – text (learning material) 
– yì – to discuss 
议论 – yì lùn – to comment, to remark, to discuss

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