Five elements and characters 五行

five elements

The five elements (五行 wŭ xíng) plays a very important role not only in traditional Chinese culture but also in the language of Chinese. Characters composed of the five elements account for a considerable amount in Chinese.

Check the radicals of the five elements respectively, 水 water, 木 wood, 金 metal, 火 fire, 土 earth.

See also Characters derived from tree 木

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