Kangxi Radical 12: 八 bā Eight

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Kangxi Radical No.12 (Two Strokes)

八 (丷) bā / “eight” radical (12)
aka: Kangxi Radical Eight
• 丷 is not an independent character

八 /  bā / eight, 8

[] / bā zhuǎ yú / octopus
/ Bā Xiān / The Eight Immortals / ⇒  Tales of the Eight Immortals

[蘭] / lán / orchid, surname Lan, abbr. for:  州 [蘭] / Lánzhōu / Lanzhou

Below my first idea for this character, which I think works actually pretty well as a mnemonic. Octopus is more fun though.



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