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

s1 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 s1 index sorts Simplifieid 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.

S1 simplified 1st element Index, TOC

囗/box

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

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)