Basic Chinese radicals
In the dictionary, English words are arranged according to an alphabetical order. Chinese words are often classified according to their radicals. There are 214 radicals all together.
It is very useful to learn the Chinese radicals and their meanings, since each radical gives essential meaning to a Chinese character. Every Chinese character has a radical or the character may be itself a radical. For example, 女 is the character for woman. It is also the radical for other words related to woman:姐姐 = older sister, 妈妈 = mother.
Here is a good article about Chinese radicals （偏旁部首）
|1||偏旁||piān páng||the left- and right-side of a split Chinese character, often the key (radical) and phonetic|
|2||部首||bù shǒu||the Chinese radical|
Here are basic radicals I encourage you to learn:
|1||人||rén||man; person; people|
|31||糸||mì||fine silk, Used as a radical only, not as a character itself|
|34||言||yán||words; speech; to say; to talk|
This app includes the following radicals: