Cantonese Short Lesson 1: ✍ Word Radicals! ✍
Welcome to Cantonese Lesson 1! Hope you had a great weekend!
First things first:
Almost every single character in Cantonese has a radical. Each radical has a different meaning and words which have the same radical are usually related together in some way. Some examples:
the characters 謝 and 語 has radical 言 Meaning: thank and speak has radical language
the character 他 and 條 has radical 亻 Meaning: he and counting word has radical man
-, and the character 銀 has radical 釒 Meaning: silver has radical gold
So, usually radicals come at the front of a word. There are many radicals in Cantonese, but here are some of the most common ones:
忄 related to heart
口 related to mouth
一 related to one
And all of the above.
Thank you for reading this. Questions are welcome!