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Let's learn two new radicals: 病字头 "疒" related to disease and 两点水"冫"related to ice or coldness.


病字旁 bìngzìpáng “疒”, it’s usually related to disease.

病 bìng to be ill 疯 fēng mad, crazy

两点水 liǎngdiǎnshuǐ “冫”, it’s usually related to ice or coldness.

冷 lěng cold 冰 bīng ice

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