allograph (different shape but same meaning)
connotation as a character part
abbreviated, abbreviation
contracted, contraction
extended meaning
kanji, ideograph, character
literal translation from the Shuowen Jiezi
modified, modification
mijn hanzi, modification
opposite meaning or situation
when used as a character part
explanation according to Richard Sears (
one of the 214 radicals in the traditional character classification system
situation chosen for evoking this meaning
suffix for counting units of objects, etc.
Unclassified by Joseph De Roo.


Hanzi practice sheets

I developed these free hanzi practice sheets or worksheets for all levels of HSK. Most of the files are over 5 MB in size so they take a while to download. Be patient when clicking on them. They include a stroke count index and an index on meaning. Each hanzi has a stroke order diagram (

Studying hanzi with these sheets should be combined with learning the Chinese words using them.