1

I am having difficulty locating this kanji. My guess is the radical is cliff "厂" with 7 strokes. However, my dictionary fails me. The closest I got is 后.

enter image description here

  • On it's own pronounced つわもの or いくさ, although I'm guessing these are a lot less frequent than just へい. – istrasci Apr 25 '14 at 16:33
  • I don't know if this is helpful, but as a Korean speaker, I recognize the kanji—it's the character for "soldier," commonly found written on janggi (Korean chess) pieces to indicate a pawn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janggi#Soldiers – user3932000 Feb 21 '17 at 4:47
5

It's 兵 as in 兵士. Its radical is 八 (はち(がしら)) and apparently not 斤 (おの(づくり)) or 厂 (がんだれ). 7 strokes.

http://ja.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%85%B5

  • 1
    Wow, never would have guessed that as the radical. – P.Brian.Mackey Nov 28 '13 at 23:47
  • When you can't find it under one radical it's always best to check the others just to be sure! – ssb Nov 29 '13 at 0:35
  • Not all radicals are obvious, unfortunately. This one is particularly amusing, though, as かしら in 八頭【はちがしら】 literally means "head", and yet it's acting as feet here. – Kaji Apr 25 '14 at 18:54

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.