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Spatial breakdown search and layout explanation

Intended user:

An intermediate or advanced student would know the radical system and at least 1000 characters, they could immediately break any character into it’s radical and non-radical part and do the add/delete/swap radical search method.

For the beginner student, I’m trying to offer a method that does not require knowledge of radical system and breakdown, but rather a simple knowledge of a few hundred characters (100-300) plus knowledge of how to spatially breakdown a character into parts (1,2,3,4 parts) and if they are vertically, horizontally, enclosed, semi-enclosed.  U can also find a character by inputting the english translation or the learner’s native language translation.  Of course there may be multiple translations to one character but we will help them.

characters can be broken into parts, and parts are arranged in different layouts.  Based on layout and one known part of the unknown character, you can find unknown character

In the diagram to the left,  the layouts would be designated respectfully from Left to right, then top to bottom as: connected -C; TB (top-bottom); LR (left-right); TBLR; LRCRTB (Left-right-choose right-top/bottom); LRCLTB; TBCTLR; TBCBLR; SEBR (semi-enclosed bottom-right); SEBL; SETR; FE (fully-enclosed); SET (semi-enclosed-top; SEL (semi-enclosed left); TBTB; LRLR

this allows character leverage of 10-20x which means you only need to know 100-300 characters to know 1000-6000 characters

唐 =  KOU3 or ‘mouth’ = 口 =TBO (top-bottom-outside)3

詩 = yan2 or ‘words’ = 言 LRCRTB1 or tu3 土 LRCRTB2 or cun4 same layout 3

千 = shi2 or ‘ten’= 十 = connected or TB2

斛 = shi2 = 十 = LRCRSECTL (left right choose right semi-enclosed choose top left)3

酒 = shui3 or ‘water’= left side = LR1

能 = yue4 or ‘moon’= 月 = TBLR2

飲 = ren2 or ‘person’= 人 = LRCRTB3

一 = yi1 or ‘one’

杯 bu4 or ‘no’= 不 LR2

無   huo3 or ‘fire’ = 火TB2

古 shi2 = 十TB1 or kou3=口TB2

代 ren2 = 人 LR1

歌 ren2 = 人 = LRCRTB3

從 ren2 = 人 = LRCRTBCTLR2 or LRCRTB2

經 gong1 or ‘work’= 工 = LRCRTB3 or LRCRTBTB4

楚 mu4 or ‘tree’ = 木 TB1 or TBCTLR1/2

辭 shi2 = 十 LRCRTB3 or li4 = 立 LRCRTB2

路 kou3 = 口 LRCRTB3 or LRTB1/4

走 tu3 or ‘dirt’ = 土 TB1

來 ren2 人  connected or TBTB2

到 tu3 土 LRCLTB2

朝 yue4 月LR2 or LRCLTBTB4 or shi2 十LRCLTBTB1/3 or ri4日LRCLTBTB2

而 yi1 = 一 TB1

星 ri4 or ‘sun’ = 日 TB1

光 yi1 = 一 = TBTB2

燦 huo3火LRCRTB1 or 米LRCRTB3

爛 huo3 火 LRCRSET(left-right-chose-right-semi-enclosed-top)1 or men2 門 LRCRSET 2

氣 mi3 or ‘rice’ 米SECBL (semi-enclosed choose bottom left) 2

象 ri4 日 tbtb2 or  dao1 刀TBTB1

萬 tian2 or ‘field’ = 田 TBTB2

的 ri4 日

頂 ding1 or ‘nail’= 丁 LR1 or bei4 貝 LRCRTB

峰 shan1 or ‘mountain’ = 山 LRCRTB1

正 yi1 一 connected or TB1 or TB2

逢 feng1 or ‘varied’ 丰 SECTRTB3

歷 he2 or ‘wheat’ 禾  SECBRTB2

史 kou3 口 connected

鼎 mu4 or ‘eye’ 目 TB1 or TBCBLR1

盛 cheng2 or ‘become’ 成 TB1

展 yi1 or ‘clothes’ 衣 slanted SECBRTB3 or

示 xiao3 or ‘small’ 小 TB2 or er4 二TB1

出 shan1 山 TB1 or TB2

一 yi1 or ‘one’

個 ge or ‘MW’

民 min or ‘ethnicity’

族 fang1 or ‘direction’ 方 LRCRTB

飽 bao1 or ‘bag’ 包 LR

滿ren2 人 LRCRTB3

豐 dou4 or ‘bean’ 豆 TB2

富 tian2 田TBTBTB

靈 kou3口 TBTB2 or ren2 人 TBTB3 or yu3 雨 TBTB1

激 fang1 方 LRLRCMTB3


初 dao1 or ‘knife’ 刀 LRCR2

有 you3 or ‘have’

海mu3 or ‘mother’ 母 LRCRTB3

內 ren2 人 connected

存 zi3 or ‘child’ 子 SECBR2

知kou3 口 LR2

己 ji3 or ‘self’

天 tian1 or ‘day’

涯 tu3 土 LRCRSECBR3

若 kou3口 TBCBSECBR3

比 bi3 or ‘compare’

extra characters still not analyzed:



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