Cangjie Chinese-English Character Dictionary
Cangjie Chinese-English Character Dictionary
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In the Cangjie Dictionary, Chinese Characters are sorted alphabetically via their cangjie typing codes.

As an example, characters that begin with the A element (Sun or 日) are shown below.

Here are some example characters that begin with the B element (Moon or 月)

While the initial intent of this dictionary was to make it easy to look up a characters Cangjie typing code, (basically a code that allows you to “touch type” a Chinese character) I’ve found that it also serves as an easy and quick way to look up characters in general.

The dictionary includes

  • a Cangjie index where characters are sorted by cangjie code and shape.
  • a Phonetic index where characters are sorted alphabetically by their pinyin pronounciation. The phonetic index entries also include Yale (Y), Zhuyin (ZH) and Gwoyeuh Romatzyh (GR) Phonetics for easy reference. (The GR phonetics can be especially helpful as a pronounciation guide.)

Here’s a look at all the top level groupings for characters listed alphabetically. You’ll also find that sub groupings (based on the other elements of the character) are sorted via their cangjie codes also.

Cangjie Dictionary Example Entry

Dictionary entries look like this:


鍥/锲 qieˋ

C: cqhk (金手竹大) R: 167 金 S: 17

Cut, carve, engrave

鍥而不捨 persistant, persists, keeps trying [qieˋerˊbuˋsheˇ]

Each entry includes: a heading and an information box.

The heading includes:

  • the cangjie letter codes and traditional(鍥) version of the character

The information box contains:

  • Tradtional and simplified (锲) character along with pronounciation using pinyin (qieˋ),
  • The cangjie letter and symbol codes (C:)
  • The Radical number and radical (R:)
  • The Stroke count (S:)
  • English definition (Cut, carve, engrave).
  • In some cases words are also listed with traditional characters, definition and pinyin pronounciation (鍥而不捨 persistant, persists, keeps trying [qieˋerˊbuˋsheˇ] )


Clicking on section titles will return you to sub-index or index.

Cangjie Codes

The cangjie typing code for a Chinese character has a maximum of five characters. Each code element can be represented by a symbol i.e. 日, 月, 金 etc or by one of 25 letters.

There are a total of 24 code elements in all. (Z isn’t used and X is used for “Special” cases.)

Cangjie Codes and Groups

The image below shows a keyboard with Cangjie codes at the bottom right corner of each of the “letter” keys.

The a code, 日 can be used to represent parts of characters like 是, 門.

The full code for 是 is “amyo” or 日一卜人.

The full code for 門 is “an” or 日弓.

The b code, 月, can be used to represent parts of characters like 且, 具,骨.

The full code for 且 is “bm” or 月一.

For 具 the code is “bmmc” or 月一一金.

For 骨 the code is “bbb” or 月月月.

The c code, 金 can be used to represent parts of characters like 父, 分 (the upper part).

If you remember the code elements and their associated letters, it makes it easier to spot those elements when you are looking at a character and are trying to figure out what letter its cangjie code begins with.

To make learning the codes easier the codes and their associated letters can be broken into groups.

Code Groups

The 24 codes can be broken into 4 groups:

  • Philosophical,
  • Strokes,
  • Body Parts and
  • Shapes.

There is also one element, the “x” element that doesn’t belong to any of these groups.

Philosophical Group

The philosophical group contains the code elements for:

sun日, moon月, gold金, wood木, water水, fire火 and ground土.

a 日, b 月, c 金, d 木, e 水, f 火, g 土

To remember these codes, I think of:

  • A and B as Sun日 and Moon月.
  • C is the first letter of Cold which rhymes with gold金.
  • D is the first letter of Dead, Dead wood木.
  • E is the first letter in the word Eternal. The character for Eternal, 永 is similar to the character for water, 水.
  • F is for Fire火.
  • G is for Ground 土.

Stroke Group

The stroke group (as in calligraphy strokes) contains elements for slant, dot, cross, fork, vertical stroke, horizontal stroke and hook stroke.

h 竹, i 戈, j 十, k 大, l 中, m 一, n 弓

For this group:

  • H, the element for bamboo 竹 looks like an H.
  • i, The weapon element 戈 is easy to associate with little i since there is a dot on top.
  • J, For the cross stroke 十, I think of Jesus on a cross (j).
  • K, For the fork stroke 大, it looks a little like a k turned on its side with the legs down.
  • l, The vertical stroke 中 looks like an l.
  • M, Meanwhile I associate the horizontal stroke 一, with the chinese word 面 which means surface, and is prounounced “Mian”.
  • N, For the hook stroke, 弓, you could think of the letter “n” as being like a hook.

Body Parts Group

The body part grouping contains elements for body人, heart心, hand手 and mouth口.

o人, p 心, q 手, r 口

  • O, I can’t think of how I remembered body or person 人 for o. “Oh” what is it?
  • P, For heart 心, the heart is a Pump, hence P.
  • Q, As for hand 手, for some reason it just sticks that a hand looks like a Q.
  • R, As for mouth 口, capital R has an “enclosed” shape at the top. (Actually, except for pump and heart, for all of these, I just rememebered them without any particular association!)

Shapes Group

The “shape” grouping contains elements for corpse 尸, twenty 廿, mountain 山, woman 女, field 田 and fortune teller卜.

s尸, t 廿, u 山, v 女, w 田, y 卜

  • S, For s the element it represents 尸 looks a little like the top of an s.
  • T, The element for t, 廿, looks like a t.
  • U, Likewise the mountain 山 element looks like a sharp edged u, but with a line down the middle.
  • V looks like the “point” in the character for woman 女.
  • W, For field 田 and W, I think of Wide fields.
  • Y, And as for the code for y, 卜, It looks like a Y.

Difficult (x code)

The final code, x, is used for characters which are difficult to code using the above elements.

x: 重important, 難 difficult

Of all the cangjie code elements, x is the only one that isn’t at the beginning of any character code.

Examples of characters that use the x code, along with their cangjie codes are:

肅lx, 齊yx, 兼txc, 黽rxu, 鹿ixp, 慶lxh

Figuring Out Cangjie Codes

Generally when figuring out the cangjie code of a character:

  • Start at the top if the character can be divided into top and bottom.
  • Start at the left if it can be divided into left and right parts.
  • Start on the outside (and move inwards) if the character is an enclosure.
  • Start at the top left if the character can’t be divided in any of the previous ways.

Characters that can be Divided into Right and Left Parts

If the character has a left and right part, then you look at the top of the left part.

So for example, 明 (bright), you’d look at the element on the left, which is a sun. And so you know that the code for this character begins with an a. And since the part on the right is a moon, the code ends with b.

明ab or 日月

For the character 膝 (knee), the part on the left looks like a moon, hence the first element in its code is b.

膝 bdoe or 月木人水

For the character 貓 (cat) the top of the left most part is a sort of moon shape. And so the code for this character begins with b.

貓 bhtw or 月竹廿田

Characters that Can Be Divided into Top and Bottom Parts

If the character has a top and bottom part then you start at the left hand side of the top part, or you look at the top part as a whole.

For example, the character 軍 (army, military) has a top part which looks like the moon shape but with the two horizontal bars removed. (冖). And so the cangjie code for this character begins with b.

軍 bjwj or 月十田十

Dividing Top and Left into One Element or Two

In general, when looking at the left most part of a character or the top most part of a character, it will be broken down into either one element or in some cases two.

The top part of the character 單can be broken into two elements and so the top part can be represented by rr.

單 rrwj or 口口田十.

The left part of cat, 貓 also has two elements, “b” for the top part and “h” for the bottom part and so the left most part of this character is represented by the code bh.

貓 bhtw or 月竹廿田.

Enclosure and Solid Type Characters

For enclosed characters you start at the outside and work inwards.

So for example, 四, (four), you start on the outside with the code for field 田 which is w. Then you move to the inside two legs, 金 which is c.

四 wc or 田金

Or for 因 (cause, reason): W (田) for the outside part and (大) for the inside part.

因 wk or 因

Unbroken Characters

For solid characters start off at the top.

As an example 止 (stop) has the code ylm. In this case the 卜 element is taller than the 丨element and so it is the first element in the cangjie code for this character.

止 ylm or 卜中一

Cangjie Code Decomposition Rules

Since a cangjie code has a maximum of five elements there are some rules for cangjie codes.

The first part of a character is represented by one or two code elements.

The second part of a character can be represented by a maximum of three code elements.

In this character, 鹼 the first part of the character is represented with the codes “yw” or 卜田. The second part is represented by “omo” or 人一人.

鹼 ywomo or 卜田人一人

If a character has more than two parts, then the middle part may have only two elements and the final part 1.

If the final part of a character is only represented by one element, then that element reprsents the bottom left part of the final part of the character.

Rather than giving examples here, you can get a feel for the codes by using the reference pages.

Looking up a Character

To look for a character so that you can find it’s typing code all you need to be able to figure out is the first part of a characters cangjie code.

Then go to the relevant page. Or you can go through page by page and practice typing characters to get a feel for touch typing Chinese Characters.

When character groupings are really large, then I’ve also sorted the characters by second elements.

Cangjie Input Setup for Mac Users

To practice typing Chinese characters using cangjie input codes you need your computer set up for it.

If you have a Mac computer, setting up your computer for cangjie input is relatively easy.

  • Go to System Preferences,
  • Click on the “

Language and Text”

icon. * Then select the “Input Sources” tab. * Select Keyboard & Character Viewer * Select “

Chinese-Traditional” and then the sub-entry “Cangjie”. * Also select the “Show Input Menu in Menu Bar” option near the bottom of the dialog box. You can then exit System Preferences.

To select Cangjie, click on the flag at the top right of your menu bar, to the left of the clock.

You should see “Cangjie” as one of the items. You can click on that item. You will then be able to type using Cangjie code.

Note, make sure caps lock is off. (Otherwise you get normal letters.)

When typing chinese characters using their cangjie codes, enter the full code and then press either enter or the space bar. (This may be dependent on which operating system version you are using.)

To switch back to normal typing (i.e. english characters) you can click on the flag and select the appropriate input mode. (U.S. or perhaps UK or Canada…)

You can also use “command-spacebar” to switch between your regular language and cangjie input.

If you have more than two input modes, then pressing “command space-bar” will cycle you through those options.

Confusing Characters

The following is a list of characters for which I personally find it difficult to remember their cangjie typing codes.

  • 凸bss,
  • 帶kpblb,
  • 片llml,
  • 非lmsy,
  • 兆lmuo,
  • 家jmso
  • 飛nohto,
  • 凹ssu,
  • 改suok,
  • 幾vihi,
  • 爿vlm,

If you have other characters that you’d like added to this list please email me.


A Entries



C: a() R: 72(日), S: 4
Sun, day, day time, daily, day of the month, Japan, Japanese

日子 day, days [riˋ ziˇ ]
日記 diary [riˋ jiˋ]
日日都 each/every/all (day, week, evening, time, part, portion) [riˋ riˋ dou¯ ]
日蕭條 daily getting worse [riˋ xiao¯ tiaoˊ ]
日益 increasingly [riˋ yiˋ ]
日出 dawn [riˋ chu¯ ]
日本 Japan [riˋ benˇ ]

國際換日線 International Date Line [guoˊ jiˋ huanˋ riˋ xianˋ]



C: aa(日日) R: 72(日), S: 8
Prosperous, flourishing, abundant, proper words, straight talk



C: aaa(日日日) R: 72(日), S: 12
Crystal, radiant, bright


暈/晕 yun¯ yunˋ

C: abjj(日月十十) R: 72(日), S: 13
Confused, faint, dizzy, discombobulated, (yun4), halo, fog



C: ad(日木) R: 75(木), S: 8
Sun Shine, bright sun


huangˇ huangˋ

C: afmu(日火一山) R: 72(日), S: 10
Bright, dazzling, briliant

晃著 shaking [huangˇ zhe˙]
晃動 was shaken, shook, jiggled [huangˇ dongˋ ]
晃動著 shaking [huangˇ dongˋ zhe˙]



C: ahvl(日竹女中) R: 72(日), S: 8
Raise Head, soar high, high spirited, proud, pride

昂然 head up, proud [angˊ ranˊ ]



C: ahhl(日竹竹中) R: 72(日), S: 9
Pleiades Constellation


昇/升 sheng¯

C: aht(日竹廿) R: 72(日), S: 8
Rise, ascend, hoist, elevate, promote



C: ahqm(日竹手一) R: 72(日), S: 9
Star, astral body, sun

星期 week [xing¯ qi¯ ]
星期三 Wednesday [xing¯ qi¯ san¯ ]
星期五 Friday [xing¯ qi¯ wuˇ]
星期六 Saturday [xing¯ qi¯ liuˋ]
星球 planet [xing¯ qiuˊ ]
星球 planet [xing¯ qiuˊ ]
星空涼風 star lit skies and cool breezes [xing¯ kong¯ liangˊ feng¯]



C: aihs(日戈竹尸) R: 72(日), S: 10
Splendor, brightness



C: aj(日十) R: 72(日), S: 6
Early, morning

早上 morning [zaoˇ shangˋ ]
早安 ;morning! good morning [zaoˇ an¯ ]
早已 already, long ago [zaoˇ yiˇ ]
早就 has been, was [zaoˇ jiuˋ ]
早場 early showing [zaoˇ changˇ ]
早一點 earlier, early [zaoˇ yiˋ dianˇ ]



C: ajka(日十大日) R: 72(日), S: 12
Summer, hot weather

暑假 summer vacation [shuˇ jiaˇ]
暑天 summer, summer time [shuˇ tian¯]
暑期班 summer school/session [shuˇ qi¯ ban¯]



C: ajv(日十女) R: 72(日), S: 10
Late, quiet, peaceful



C: am(日一) R: 72(日), S: 5
Dawn, morning, day break


liangˋ liangˊ

C: amwg(日一田土) R: 166(里), S: 12
Measure, estimate, amount, quantity, capacity

力量 power [liˋ liangˋ ]



C: amyo(日一卜人) R: 72(日), S: 9
Is, am, are, be, yes

是呀 yes [shiˋ ya˙]
是的 here [shiˋ de˙]
是有 are, have [shiˋ youˇ ]
是用 am using [shiˋ yongˋ ]
是一家人 stick together [shiˋ yiˋ jia¯ renˊ ]
是不能 are not allowed, [shiˋ buˋ nengˊ ]
是不是 is it or isn’t it, was it or wasn’t it [shiˋ buˊ shiˋ ]
是哪一種 (is/are) what kind of [shiˋ naˇ yiˋ zhongˇ]
是個老人 an old man [shiˋ ge˙laoˇ renˊ ]

總是 always, without exception [zongˇ shiˋ ]



C: amj(日一十) R: 72(日), S: 7
Dry, drought


曇/昙 tanˊ

C: ambi(日一月戈) R: 72(日), S: 16
Cloudy, overcast, dark clouds



C: amo(日一人) R: 72(日), S: 8
Decline, sun set, declining moon or sun, afternoon



C: ammv(日一一女) R: 72(日), S: 11
Dawn, day break, morning

晨色清冷 Clear and cold dawn [chenˊ seˋ qing¯ lengˇ ]



C: amk(日一大) R: 72(日), S: 8
Clear Summer Sky, summer time, heaven, vast



C: aphh(日心竹竹) R: 72(日), S: 8
Easy, amiable, lenient, change, barter

容易 easy, simple [rongˊ yiˋ]



C: app(日心心) R: 72(日), S: 8
Kunlun Mountain, Kunlun mountain, descendent, elder brother

昆池 Kun Lake [kun¯ chiˊ ]



C: atce(日廿金水) R: 72(日), S: 15
Sudden, violent, brutal, cruel, injure



C: ayk(日卜大) R: 72(日), S: 8
Autumn, heaven



C: ayrf(日卜口火) R: 72(日), S: 12
Circumstances, scenery, surroundings, view

風景 scenery [feng¯ jingˇ]



C: ayt(日卜廿) R: 72(日), S: 9
Bright Light, dazzling, sun light



C: aate(日日廿水) R: 72(日), S: 19
Tan, dry in the sun, expose, air out



C: ab(日月) R: 72(日), S: 8
Bright, clear, light, understand, Ming Dynasty

明天 tomorrow [mingˊ tian¯ ]
明年 next year [mingˊ nianˊ]
明晃晃 shinning [mingˊ huangˇ huangˇ ]
明細表 receipt [mingˊ xiˋ biaoˇ ]

說明 describe, explain, instruct [shuo¯ mingˊ ]



C: abme(日月一水) R: 72(日), S: 13
Warm, gentle, pleasant, warmth, warming


曖/暧 aiˋ

C: abbe(日月月水) R: 72(日), S: 17
Obscure, dim, ambiguous, vague, clandestine


暉/晖 hui¯

C: abjj(日月十十) R: 72(日), S: 13
Sunshine, brilliant, radiant, bright



C: abac(日月日金) R: 72(日), S: 14
Dark, (Ming4) Night



C: adhl(日木竹中) R: 72(日), S: 12
Clear, evident, understanding


曉/晓 xiaoˇ

C: aggu(日土土山) R: 72(日), S: 16
Dawn, daybreak, tell, explain, know, understand, realize, recognize


時/时 shiˊ

C: agdi(日土木戈) R: 72(日), S: 10
Time (At That Time), fashionable, sometimes, era, season, epoch

時候 time [shiˊ houˋ ]
時間 time [shiˊ jian¯ ]
時鬧的笑話 amusing incident
[shiˊ naoˋ de˙xiaoˋ huaˋ ]
時分 hours of, (at that) time [shiˊ fen¯ ]
時期 period of time (i.e. teenage years) [shiˊ qiˊ]

當時 at the/that time [dang¯ shiˊ ]
計時器 timer [jiˋ shiˊ qiˋ ]
此時 (at) this time [ciˇ shiˊ ]
時間 periond of time [shiˊ jian¯]
上班時間 work hours [shangˋ ban¯ shiˊ jian¯]



C: ahml(日竹一中) R: 72(日), S: 8
Dawn, early morning



C: ahbr(日竹月口) R: 72(日), S: 10
Noon, measurement for area that can be sown in one day



C: aijb(日戈十月) R: 72(日), S: 11
Afternoon From 3 To 5 Pm


曠/旷 kuangˋ

C: aitc(日戈廿金) R: 72(日), S: 19
Wilderness, wilds, waste



C: ajd(日十木) R: 72(日), S: 9
Hide, conceal, obscure, unaware, ignorant, dim, dark



C: ajmm(日十一一) R: 72(日), S: 13
Warm, comfortable, friendly, fluffy

暄妍 warm weather and captivating scenery (spring time) [xuan¯ yanˊ ]



C: albk(日中月大) R: 72(日), S: 9
Mirror, reflect, dazzle, shine, project (send out)

映照 shine, reflect, reflection, [yingˋ zhaoˋ ]


曬/晒 shaiˋ

C: ammp(日一一心) R: 72(日), S: 23
Sun Bathe, enjoy the sun, be outdoors in the sun



C: amg(日一土) R: 72(日), S: 8
Prosper, flourish



C: ammr(日一一口) R: 72(日), S: 11
Meet With, interview



C: amcw(日一金田) R: 72(日), S: 10
Expose To Sun



C: anau(日弓日山) R: 72(日), S: 11
Evening, late, night

晚上 evening, night [wanˇ shangˋ]
晚會 evening get together [wanˇ huiˋ ]
晚宴 banquet, gala, feast, dinner [wanˇ yanˋ ]
晚輩 younger or less senior than self [wanˇ beiˋ ]

今天晚上 this evening [jin¯ tian¯ wanˇ shangˋ]
當天晚上 (during) that evening [dang¯ tian¯ wanˇ shangˋ ]
太晚 very late [taiˋ wanˇ ]



C: aowy(日人田卜) R: 72(日), S: 11
Dark, obscure, last day of lunar cycle,



C: aos(日人尸) R: 72(日), S: 9
Yesterday, former times, in the past



C: apim(日心戈一) R: 72(日), S: 8
Sun Light



C: aqmb(日手一月) R: 72(日), S: 12
Clear Sky, fine weather, not raining



C: arse(日口尸水) R: 72(日), S: 13
Leisurely, flawed



C: ashr(日尸竹口) R: 72(日), S: 9
Bright, luminous, evident, clear, prominent, obvious



C: asmg(日尸一土) R: 72(日), S: 18
Shine, dazzle, daylight, sunshine


曄/晔 yeˋ

C: atmj(日廿一十) R: 72(日), S: 16
Sparkle, radiant, bright



C: agdi(日土木戈) R: 72(日), S: 17



C: atgs(日廿土尸) R: 72(日), S: 20
Sunlight, early dawn, light of day



C: awla(日田中日) R: 72(日), S: 17



C: ayrf(日卜口火) R: 72(日), S: 12
Air Dry, sun dry



C: aydk(日卜木大) R: 72(日), S: 16
Morning Sun, sun rise



C: ayta(日卜廿日) R: 72(日), S: 13
Dark, hidden, gloomy, secret

暗香 light (but persistant) scent or fragrance [anˋ xiang¯ ]
暗線 dark lines [anˋ xianˋ ]
暗示 hint [anˋ shiˋ ]
暗綠色 dark green [anˋ luˋ seˋ ]



C: abbt(日月月廿) R: 108(皿), S: 13
Allies, allience, pledge or oath of allegiance



C: afhhh(日火竹竹竹) R: 59(彡), S: 15
Picture, image, shadow, reflection

影子 shadow, trace, vague impression [yingˇ zi˙]
影響 affect, affected [yingˇ xiangˇ ]
影帶 video [yingˇ daiˋ ]

錄影機 VCR, video player [luˋ yingˇ ji¯ ]
看電影 watch/see a movie [kanˋ dianˋ yingˇ ]


C: aphaf(日心竹日火) R: 196(鳥), S: 20
Giant Bird



C: ami(日一戈) R: 62(戈), S: 13
Small Steelyard For Weighing Money



C: ahln(日竹中弓) R: 18(刀), S: 10
Scrape Of Meat


題/题 tiˊ

C: aombc(日人一月金) R: 181(頁), S: 18
Topic/Title, headline, theme, forehead


顥/颢 haoˋ

C: afmbc(日火一月金) R: 181(頁), S: 21
Bright, luminous, white


顯/显 xianˇ

C: afmbc(日火一月金) R: 181(頁), S: 23
Clear, evident, obvious, on display

顯赫 prominent, distinguised, outstanding, illustrious, [xianˇ heˋ ]



C: avno(日女弓人) R: 76(欠), S: 13
Rest, cross legs


chiˊ shi˙

C: aop(日人心) R: 21(匕), S: 11
Spoon, key

湯匙 soup spoon [tang¯ chiˊ]
鑰匙 key [yaoˋ chiˊ ]



C: arf(日口火) R: 86(火), S: 13
Warm And Coazy



C: arf(日口火) R: 86(火), S: 13
Shine, reflect, illuminate, reflection, reflecting, photographing, recording, using image, reason, according to, taking care of

照片 photo(graph) [zhaoˋ pianˋ ]
照像 take pictures [zhaoˋ xiangˋ ]
照像機 camera [zhaoˋ xiangˋ ji¯]
照明 illuminate, shine, light [zhaoˋ mingˊ ]
照射 shine from, illuminate, shoot out, radiate, irradiate [zhaoˋ sheˋ ]
照說 talk about the [zhaoˋ shuo¯ ]
照辦 to do so [zhaoˋ banˋ ]
照顧 look after, take care of [zhaoˋ guˋ]
照顧好 take (good) care of [zhaoˋ guˋ haoˇ ]
照顧起來 looking after, taking care of [zhaoˋ guˋ qiˇ laiˊ]

護照 passport [huˋ zhaoˋ ]
家庭合照 family photo(s) [jia¯ tingˊ heˊ zhaoˋ ]
後照鏡 rear view mirror [houˋ zhaoˋ jingˋ]



C: a() R: 73(曰), S: 4
Describe, speak, say, radical 73



C: abu(日月山) R: 13(冂), S: 9
Venture Out, risk, dare, brave, bold

冒險 adventure (film/book) [maoˋ xianˇ ]
冒出 appear, pop out [maoˋ chu¯ ]
冒犯 offend [maoˋ fanˋ ]
冒牌學者 pseudo-intellectual
[maoˋ paiˊ xueˊ zheˇ ]



C: auks(日山大尸) R: 19(力), S: 11
Exhort, preach, adivse



C: anau(日弓日山) R: 13(冂), S: 11
Ceremonial Cap, crown



C: asje(日尸十水) R: 73(曰), S: 12
Most, extreme

最大 biggest [zuiˋ daˋ ]
最快 fastest [zuiˋ kuaiˋ ]
最開心的 happiest [zuiˋ kai¯ xin¯ de˙]
最受歡迎的 most popular [zuiˋ shouˋ huan¯ yingˊ de˙]
最新的 newest [zuiˋ xin¯ de˙]
最好 best [zuiˋ haoˇ ]
最強 strongest [zuiˋ qiangˊ ]
最流行的 most popular [zuiˋ liuˊ xingˊ de˙ ]
最重要 most important [zuiˋ zhongˋ yaoˋ ]
最常 most often [zuiˋ changˊ ]

最近 recently [zuiˋ jinˋ ]
最後 finally [zuiˋ houˋ ]
最終 eventually [zuiˋ zhong¯ ]

最妙的 great [zuiˋ miaoˋ de˙]
最擅長的事 best at doing [zuiˋ shanˋ changˊ de˙shiˋ ]
最起碼 at least [zuiˋ qiˇ maˇ ]



C: awle(日田中水) R: 73(曰), S: 11
Long, extended, elegant, graceful



C: ahbu(日竹月山) R: 109(目), S: 9
Eyebrow, upper margin of a book



C: av(日女) R: 138(艮), S: 6
Trigram For Mountain



C: aimvu(日戈一女山) R: 71(无), S: 9
Already, still, since, both, not only

既然 since [jiˋ ranˊ ]



C: auam(日山日一) R: 72(日), S: 14
Cum, reach, attain, and



C: aisl(日戈尸中) R: 26(卩), S: 7
Then, accordingly, immediate, prompt, right away, now

即使 even if [jiˊ shiˇ ]
即將 upcoming, imminent, soon [jiˊ jiang¯ ]
即日起至 from now until, starting from now until, good until: [jiˊ riˋ qiˇ zhiˋ]

立即 immediately [liˋ jiˊ ]


門/门 menˊ

C: an(日弓) R: 169(門), S: 8
Door(S), gate, entrance, door way, opening, category, division

門口 main entrance, gate [menˊ kouˇ ]

室門 door [shiˋ menˊ ]


間/间 jian¯ jianˋ

C: ana(日弓日) R: 169(門), S: 12
Space, room, between, among, interval of time

間斷 interupt, break, split, divide [jian¯ duanˋ ]
間間都 each/every/all (house, room, office) [jian¯ jian¯ dou¯ ]

期間 period (of time) [qi¯ jian¯]


閒/闲 xianˊ jian¯

C: anb(日弓月) R: 169(門), S: 12
Leisure, free time, leasurely, carefree, quiet, comfortable, peaceful

閒閒 leisurely [xianˊ xianˊ ]

悠閒地 comfortably [you¯ jian¯ de˙]
悠閒 comfortable, relaxed/leisurely [you¯ jian¯]


閱/阅 yueˋ

C: ancru(日弓金口山) R: 169(門), S: 15
Experience, gather, collect, examine, look at, read, study, inspect, review


閑/闲 xianˊ

C: and(日弓木) R: 169(門), S: 12
Idle, unoccupied, not busy


闌/阑 lanˊ

C: andwf(日弓木田火) R: 169(門), S: 17
Exhaust, deplete

闌珊 waning [lanˊ shan¯ ]


閉/闭 biˋ

C: andh(日弓木竹) R: 169(門), S: 11
Shut, close, obstruct, block

關閉 turn off, shut down [guan¯ biˋ]


闊/阔 kuoˋ

C: anehr(日弓水竹口) R: 169(門), S: 17
Broad, wide, rich, ample

遼闊 vast, distant [liaoˊ kuoˋ]


閨/闺 gui¯

C: angg(日弓土土) R: 169(門), S: 14
Women’S Quarters


闔/阖 geˊ heˊ

C: angit(日弓土戈廿) R: 169(門), S: 18
Council Chamber, side door, entire, whole, all


閣/阁 geˊ

C: anher(日弓竹水口) R: 169(門), S: 14
Council Chamber


閹/阉 yan¯

C: anklu(日弓大中山) R: 169(門), S: 16
Castrate, eunuch


閩/闽 minˇ

C: anlmi(日弓中一戈) R: 169(門), S: 14
Fujian Province, Fujian Province, river, tribe


閂/闩 shuan¯

C: anm(日弓一) R: 169(門), S: 9
Bolt, latch, crossbar


閏/闰 runˋ

C: anmg(日弓一土) R: 169(門), S: 12
Intercalary, extra month (like a leap year but pertaining to lunar calendar), surplus, extra


開/开 kai¯

C: anmt(日弓一廿) R: 169(門), S: 12
Start/Drive/Open, begin, operate, run, write

開心 happy [kai¯ xin¯ ]
開著 (door, window etc. is) open [kai¯ zhe˙]
開始 begin(s) [kai¯ shiˇ ]
開了 started [kai¯ le˙]
開場 starts the show [kai¯ changˇ ]
開學 start of school studies, start of university studies [kai¯ xueˊ]
開頭 from the beginning [kai¯ touˊ ]
開分店 set up shop [kai¯ fen¯ dianˋ ]
開店 set up shop [kai¯ dianˋ ]
開車 drive car [kai¯ che¯ ]
開車前 before driving [kai¯ che¯ qianˊ]
開開 open [kai¯ kai¯ ]
開不走 can’t be driven, can’t drive anywhere [kai¯ buˋ zouˇ ]
開不上去 can’t drive up (it) [kai¯ buˋ shangˋ quˋ ]
開挖 digging, excavation [kai¯ wa¯ ]
開花 bloom, blossom [kai¯ hua¯ ]
開炮 open fire [kai¯ paoˋ ]

打開 opens [daˇ kai¯ ]
張開 spread open [zhang¯ kai¯ ]
最開心的 happiest [zuiˋ kai¯ xin¯ de˙]


閻/阎 yanˊ

C: annhx(日弓弓竹X) R: 169(門), S: 16
Village Gate


闋/阕 queˋ

C: annok(日弓弓人大) R: 169(門), S: 17
Close, shut, watch tower, section of a song


閃/闪 shanˇ

C: ano(日弓人) R: 169(門), S: 10
Flash, lightning, blitz, blitzkrieg, scintillate, twinkle, flicker, strain (a muscle), dodge, evade, avoid

閃閃 glisten [shanˇ shanˇ ]
閃閃發光 gleaming [shanˇ shanˇ fa¯ guang¯ ]
閃現 flash [shanˇ xianˋ ]



C: anomr(日弓人一口) R: 169(門), S: 14
Small Side Door, chamber


閥/阀 faˊ

C: anoi(日弓人戈) R: 169(門), S: 14
Valve, clique, group


悶/闷 men¯ menˋ

C: anp(日弓心) R: 61(心), S: 12
Oppressed, muffled, shut indoors, suffocate, cover, silente, quiet

悶熱 oppresively hot (no wind) [men¯ reˋ ]


問/问 wenˋ

C: anr(日弓口) R: 30(口), S: 11
Ask, question, problem, inquire

問題 problem question [wenˋ tiˊ ]
問句 question [wenˋ juˋ ]
問我 question me, ask me [wenˋ woˇ ]
問道 ask [wenˋ daoˋ ]


閭/闾 luˊ

C: anrhr(日弓口竹口) R: 169(門), S: 15
Gate Of A Village


闡/阐 chanˇ

C: anrrj(日弓口口十) R: 169(門), S: 20
Express, make clear, elaborate, clarify


闆/板 banˇ

C: anrrr(日弓口口口) R: 169(門), S: 17
Boss, owner


闢/辟 piˋ

C: ansrj(日弓尸口十) R: 169(門), S: 21


闖/闯 chuangˇ chuangˋ

C: ansqf(日弓尸手火) R: 169(門), S: 18
Rush, cause, go through, rush through, (chuang4), cause a disaster, hit

私闖 intruded, trespassed [si¯ chuangˇ ]


聞/闻 wenˊ

C: ansj(日弓尸十) R: 128(耳), S: 14
Learn, understand, sense, smell, hear, detect, ask, make known, news

聞得到 (could) smell [wenˊ deˊ daoˋ ]
聞到了 smelt [wenˊ daoˋ le˙]

新聞 (the) news [xin¯ wenˊ ]


闕/阙 que¯ queˋ

C: antuo(日弓廿山人) R: 169(門), S: 18
Watchtower, famous sword


關/关 guan¯

C: anvit(日弓女戈廿) R: 169(門), S: 19
Relationship, relate, concerned with, shut, close, frontier passage

關係 relationship, connection [guan¯ xiˋ ]

關閉 turn off, shut down [guan¯ biˋ]
關著 turned off [guan¯ zhe˙]
關掉 turn off [guan¯ diaoˋ ]
關上 close (the door or window), (because the door/window is open) close it [guan¯ shangˋ ]
關上了 (the door or window) is closed [guan¯ shangˋ le˙]
關不上 (the door or window) cannot be closed (because it is broken or jammed or blocked) [guan¯ buˊ shangˋ ]
關得上 closeable, can close, has the potentianl to be closed [guan¯ de˙shangˋ ]

沒關上 (the door or window) isn’t closed [meiˊ guan¯ shangˋ ]


閘/闸 zhaˊ

C: anwl(日弓田中) R: 169(門), S: 13
Sluice, flood gate, water gate, canal lock

閘門 gate, barrier [zhaˊ menˊ ]


閡/阂 heˊ

C: anyvo(日弓卜女人) R: 169(門), S: 14
Obstruct, block, separate, prevent


閔/闵 minˇ

C: anyk(日弓卜大) R: 169(門), S: 12
Feel Compassion, mourne, grieve, incite



C: anyta(日弓卜廿日) R: 169(門), S: 17
Hidden, closed, shut off, dark, dismal



C: au(日山) R: 49(己), S: 4
Hope, wish, chin, (suffix for nouns), (particle of exclamation), (translit.)

巴士 (intercity) bus [ba¯ shiˋ ]

下巴 chin [xiaˋ ba¯ ]

Index Quick Links

Cangjie Index

A/日 B/月 C/金 D/木 E/水
F/火 G/土 H/竹 I/戈 J/十
K/大 L/中 M/一 N/弓 O/人
P/心 Q/手 R/口 S/尸 T/廿
U/山 V/女 W/田 Y/卜 X

Phonetic Index


Initial Element Code Reference

Index: A/日 Codes

(日…) 日a 昌aa 晶aaa 暈abjj 杲ad
(曝…) 曝aate 明ab 暖abme 曖abbe 暉abjj
(盟…) 盟abbt 影afhhh 鵾aphaf 戥ami 剔ahln
(曰…) 曰a 冒abu 勖auks 冕anau 最asje
(眉…) 眉ahbu
(艮…) 艮av 既aimvu 暨auam 即aisl
(門…) 門an 間ana 閒anb 閱ancru 閑and
(巴…) 巴au







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