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As @deutschZuid mentioned in his comment, the component in 乘 that you mention is technically not its radical. The "radical" refers specifically to which component the character is classified under in dictionaries, which in this case is 丿. But anyway, to answer your question, the 丬 component in 妆 and 装 and the component that looks like that in 乘 have ...


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About this question, you can consult Guobao Wang's summary: 1.只有横折钩类与撇相遇:先写横折钩,例刀、力、万 、方、乃、杨。 2.其他横折类与撇相遇:都先写撇,例如及(横折折撇 ),几(横折弯),九(横斜钩)、匕(竖折弯)。 translate into English: 1.Only when uppermost and rightmost lines with a left hook cross with right-to-left diagonals(ノ): uppermost and rightmost lines with a left hook is written first. For example: ...


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As a matter of fact, stroke direction changes don't happen that much. In this particular case,舌(she2) is borrowed only for sound in the character 舍(she4), which means house (there is a roof radical on top). In Chinese, around 80% of the characters are the composition of picture + sound (because there are not that many pictographs to represent everything, ...


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I think you are making something wrong. In Chinese characters, there are many different kinds of strokes 横(一)、竖(丨)、撇(丿)、点(丶)、捺(㇏)、折(亅). Directions are only one of the differences. If you only cares about its directions, you cannot write the strokes properly. In the ancient China, people use ink brushes instead of pens or pencils, and ink brushes are more ...



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