Chinese Symbols and Meanings R

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter R.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. RA, RE, RH etc.

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Ra

Race, nationality, ethnicity, clan
Radiant, bright, light, brilliant, flash
Radiation, radiate, wheel, spoke
Radius (Anatomy), forearm bone, twisted piece of wood, oar, paddle
Raft, logs, lumbar, feel trees, cut down trees
Raft, boat, skiff
bamboo Raft
Rafter, small rafter
Ragout, a dish cooked with soy and vinegar
Railing, raft, flower calyx
Rain, pouring rain, raining, radical 173
Rainfall, copious rainfall, long spell of rainfall
Raise, lift, hold up, choose, act, elect, enumerate
Raise, spread, praise
Raise, rear, nurture, feed
Raise, lift
Raise, nourish, rear, bend, bow
Raise, lift, high priced
Raise Head, soar high, high spirited, proud, pride
Raised Path, path between fields
Rake, harrow, hoe
Ramble, roam, travel, go on an excursion
Rampart, battlement, defensive wall
Rancid, spoiled, rotten, stale
Rank, grade, seniority, lifetime, generation
Rank, man, son, husband, master
Rank, rancid, fetid, smell of urine, bashful
Rank Odor, center of the chest
Rapids, swift current
Rash, stupified, dumbfounded, outspoken
Rash, reckless
Rash, measles
Rash, prickly heat
Rather, quite, very, fairly, considerably, (po1), lean, bias, unjust
Rattan, cane, vine, creeper
Rattle, drum rattle

Re

Re, brew
Reach, attain, come up to (e.g. shoulder), extend as well as, and
Reach, realize, arrive at, intelligent, conscious, smart, open minded
Reach, arrive, manage, attend an official function
Reach, arrive, utmost, superior
Reach, achieve, accomplishment
Read, study, attend school, pause in a phrase, comma
Read, chant, mumble, recite
Real, true, genuine, genuinely
Real, actual, fact, true, honest, solid, substantial
Real, authentic, true, certain, sure
Reap, gather, harvest grain, (嗇 stingy)
Receive, choose, get, obtain, fetch
Receive, enjoy, offer, entertain
Receive, undertake, bear, breast
Receive, damp, soaked, wet
Reception Hall, office, receiving area
Recite, read aloud, poetry, poem, song
Recite, intone, chant
Recline, lay down on back, rest back on back of body
Recognize, understand, admit, acknowledge, accept
Recognize, understand, comprehend
Record, remember, bear in mind
Record, write down, copy
Recover, return, reply, repeat, overlap, duplicate, again
Recover, heal, be cured
Recover, convalesce, heal
summon/solicit, Recruit, solicit, collect, conscript, levy, tax, draft, provide
Recruit, enlist, raise funds, solicit, beg, collect
Rectify, fix, correct, rescue, assist, help, deliver or save from
Red, (gong1), work, working, worker
Red, vermillion, cinnabar
Red, bare, naked
Red, pellet, elixir, powder, cinnabar, vermillion
Red, vermillion
Red, deep red
Red, reddish
Red, deep red
Reddish Brown, orange and red silk
Redeem, atone for, ransom
Reed, spring, lock spring
Refine, smelt
Refined, essence, semen, energy
Refined, ornamental
Refreshing, cheerful, happy, crisp, pleasant, clean, frank, straight forward, open
Refuse, reject, defend, ward off, drive away, repel, resist
Refuse, dregs, sediment
Refuse, reject
Regard, look with reverance, look up to
Register, record, issue, ascend, climb, mount, scale, go up, publish
Register, spectrum, collection of records, examples, table, list, chart, compose, musical score
Regret, repent, remorse, self reproach
Regret, feel remorse, repent, confess
Regret, rue, regret, forlorn, dissapointed
Rein, leash, bridle, halter
Reins, bridle
Reject, relinquish, renounce
Reject, dislike, loath, suspect, distrust
Reject, dismiss, demote
Relate, bind, tie, involve, connect
Relationship, relate, concerned with, shut, close, frontier passage
Relax, loosen, display, exhibit, (sa3), scatter, sprinkle, disperse, spread, release, spill, cast away, let go
Relax, relieve, extricate
Relaxed, soft, loose, lax, lenient
驿
Relay Station, remount station
Release, set free, explain, interpret, clarify, elucidate, Buddha, Buddhism, Taoism
Release, let go, relinquish, discard, abandon, throw away, reject, leave, divorce, desert, abstain
Release, vent, drip, leak
Rely On, according to, consent, obey a wish
Rely On, depend on, lean on
Rely On, use, take advantage of, avail oneself of, use, excuse, pretext, mat, pad, cushion, (ji2), disorder, confusion
Rely On, presume
Remain, stay, keep, leave a message, preserve, record
Remark, comment, register, record, list
Remit, exchange, flow together, converge
Remote, profound, far, look down upon (same as 貌)
Remove, do away with, divide, subtract, eliminate, wipe out, except
Remove, take off, peel off, strip
Remove, take away, withdraw
Rent, lease, hire, charter, royalties, tax
Rent, hire, hired person
Rent, hire
Repair/study, decorate, cultivate
Repair, mend, copy, transcribe
Repair, fix, thatch, pile up
Repeatedly, alternately, frequently
Repeatedly, again and again, many, connected, joined, repeated
Reply Courteously, courteous reply, salute
Report, anounce, inform, news, newspaper, repay, compensate, recompense
Report, petition, play music, achieve, effective, move forwards, advance
Repress, restrain, grasp, clutch, choke, throttle, strangle
Repress, quell, end, stop, disist
Reprove, reprimand, scold
Reputation, books, volumes, property, homeland
Reqire, need, must
Request, invite, ask, please
Rervoir, rugged, uneven
Resemble, like, as if
Resemble, similar, alike
Resemble, smart, like
Resentment, anger, indignation
Reside, dwell, live in, live at
Reside, live in, dwell, imply, show, fable, allegory
Residue, remains, left overs
Resist, defend, hold out
Resist, muffle, seal up
Resolute, persevere
Resolve/break, cut, interupt, sever, define, decide, judge
Respect, revere, honour, present, offer, salute
present/ Respect, receive, offer, admire, serve, pay
Respectful, obedient, compliment, congratulate
Respectful, respect, revere
Respond(ing) to/act according to circumstance, seize the opportunity, take advantage, make use of, ride, mount, multiply, (guai1), oppose, obstinate, obedient, cunning, artful, sneaky, (sheng4), historical records, conveyor or truth, team of four horses
Rest, stop, breathe, take in, news, breath, end, terminate, interest (on a loan)
Rest, stop, recuperate, joy, happiness, good fortune (a rest from hardship)
Rest, cross legs
Restless, agitated
Restore, supplement, repair, replenish, fix, mend, patch, fill a vacancy
Restore, great, vast, enormous, exaggerate, rejuvinate, regain
Restrain, bind, control, bunch, bundle
Retire, lay down, rest
Return, turn around, go back, answer, revolve, circle, complete
Return, revert, go back
Reveal, expose0open air, naked, unsealed, dew, (lou4), display, show
Revere, reverently, pay respects
Reverebe in awe of
Reverence, give, present
Revive, resurect, regain consciousness, (translit.)
Revive, come back to life
Revolve, turn around, (stone) roller
Reward, fulfill, realize, toast, compensated

Rh

Rhinoceros, femal rhinoceros
Rhyme, rhythm, vowel

Ri

Ribs, armpits, flanks, threaten
Rice, gruel, mashed, congee
Rice, millet, polished rice
Rice Plant, paddy, rice field
Rich, wealthy, abundant, plentiful
Rich, pure, good, wine
Riddle, enigma, mystery
Ride, sit astride, mount, horseback, cavalry
Ridge, mound
Ridge, mountain ridge
Ridicule, mock, make fun of
Ridicule, make fun of, taunt, laugh at, inspect
very, straight, in line, Rigid, unyielding, stiff
Rim, tire, wheel band
Ring, circle, snare, trap, (juan1), confine, enclose, encircle, (juan4), enclosure, corral
Ring, jade ring
Ring, jade ring
Rip, tear
Ripe, harvest, assimilated, cooked, deep (sound) sleep, familiar, skilled, dexterous, know well
Ripe Grain, harvest, know, be familiar with
Ripple, swirl
Ripple, throw up, vomit
Ripples, waves, overflow
Rise, raise, get up
Rise, stir up, invigorate, stimulate, begin, happen, establish, mobilize, (xing4), happy, enthusiastic, cheerful, aroused, excited
Rise, ascend, hoist, elevate, promote
Rise, ride, soar, encroach, relentless, accumulating ice
Rise, swell
Rive Name, river in Shandong
River, flowing water, level country, flow (traffic or people, not just water), Szechwan province
River Bank, water's edge
River Name, river in Henan province
River Name, river in Henan
River Name, river in Shandong
River Name, river in Anhui
River Name, river in Zhejiang
River Name, river in Henan
River Name, river in Northern China
River Name, river in Hunan, waterfall
River Name, river in Hunan
River Name, river in Jiangxi, water leaking into a boat
River Name, river in Shantung
River Name, river in Western Hunan
River Name, rive in Sichuan province
River Name, river in Henan
River Name, river in Hebei province
River Name, river in Hebei
River Name, river in shandong
River Name, river in Henan
River Name, river in Henan
River Name, river in Hubei
River Name, river bank, gush
Riverbank, shore
Rivet, act of riveting

Ro

Road, path, travel, way
Roar, whistle, howl, cry, shout
Roast, bake, broil, oven
Roast, broil, toast, cauterize
Roast, burn
Roast, broil, bake
Rob, snatch, take by force, settle, decide
Rob, ransack, plunder
Robe, gown
Robe, monk's robe
Robe, monk's robe
Robe, lower part of robe
Robust, strong, tough
Roc, flying high, lofty ambition
Rock, mineral, stone, weight
Roebuck, river deer
Roller, busy, occupied, mediocre
Roof Beam, MW for cottages?
Roof Beam, cross beam
house/ Room, home
Room, house, home, chamber, wife, concubine
Roomy, spacious, open, broad
Roost, perch, stay, inhabit
Rope, strap, belt
bamboo Rope
Rotten, decayed
Rough, reckless, barbarian, bully
Rough, course, rude, unrefined
Round, circular, circle, complete, satisfying
Rouse, arouse, rallly, inspire, vibration, oscillation
Rouse, awaken, become conscious
Royal Ensign, gentleman of virtue

Ru

Rub, smear, turn, plaster
Rub, kneed, massage, crumple, mix up, subdue
Rub, rub against
Rubbings, make rubbings
Rude, rough, rash, reckless, first month of a season, eldest child, (translit.)
Rude, uncivilized
Rude, course, rough
Rue, bug repelling herb
Rugged, steep, sheer, rough
Rugged, rough
Ruin, decay, week, disintegrate
Ruin, spoil
Rule, regulation, guideline, carpenter's square, measure
Rumbling, rumble of wheeled vehicles, resound
Rumor, story, ballad
Run Away, flee, escape, dodge, abscond
Run Metal Into Cracks, restrain, confine, stop
Rung, ladder rung
Rung, ladder rung, cross piece
Rush, making haste, hurry, in a rush, hurrying, herd, drive, catch, overtake
Rush, cause, go through, rush through, (chuang4), cause a disaster, hit
Rush, type of rush used for making mats
Rush At, tackle
Rush Forwards, surpass, excel
Rushes, reeds, flute
Rust, rusty
Rustic, low, base, mean
Ruts, wheels, tracks

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