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Chinsym (Chinese Symbols)
Chinese-English dictionary
Easy shape initials index, Traditional

e1 index

Sorting characters via their initial element into 12 easy shape categories
Published: 2020 11 17

Chinese characters traditionally tend to indexed using indexes that require some fore-knowledge of Chinese characters. The Chinsym E1 index sorts Traditional Chinese characters into 12 shape groups based on their initial element (left most, top most or outer most).

You can see those 12 shape groups and their derivative shapes below.

12 easy shape sub-index pages

This page links to 12 sub pages, each page indexing characters that beginning with that pages shape or shape derivative.

You can get to those pages quickly and directly via the blue boxes at the top of this page.

If you are new to the idea of easy shape sorted indexes, then you can browse this page (or use the page toc) to see the various sub-shapes (or "derivatives") associated with each easy shape.

E1 Cangjie Index, TOC

囗/box

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 囗 shape:

⺆/top

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the ⺆ shape:

凵/bottom

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 凵 shape:

以/hook

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 以 shape:

乛/right

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 乛 shape:

厂/left

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 厂 shape:

丿/slant

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 丿 shape:

丶/dot

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 丶 shape:

八/hat

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 八 shape:

一/horizontal

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 一 shape:

丨/vertical

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 丨 shape:

十/cross

The following leading elements are all based on (or derivatives of) the 十 shape:

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s1: Simplified initials, e1: Traditional initials (e=easy),
c1: cangjie code initials (Traditional), rad: radical (Traditional)