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Word and Radical Components of 彩虹

The Chinese word 彩虹 is analysed below into its constituent words and the words into radicals. By seeing the breakdown of the word in this way you can more easily learn and recognise the word.


Component Pinyin Meanings
彩虹 cǎihóng 1. n. rainbow

彩虹 ⇨ 彩 + 虹
Component Pinyin Meanings
cǎi 1. varicolored silk
cǎi 2. hue, colour
3. variegated
4. variegated colours
hóng 1. rainbow
     彩虹 - rainbow

彩 ⇨ 采 + 彡
Component Pinyin Meanings
cǎi 1. collect, gather
2. pick, pluck, select
shān 1. bristle
2. hair
3. hair

虹 ⇨ 虫 + 工
Component Pinyin Meanings
chóng 1. insect; bug; worm
huī, huǐ 2. large poisonous snake
     爬蟲 - reptile
3. sick
4. plague of insects
5. lacking ambition
gōng 1. labour; work
     工作 - work
2. worker; laborer
     工人 - worker, laborer
     陶瓷工 - potter
3. industry; profession; trade

采 ⇨ 爫 + 木
Component Pinyin Meanings
zhuǎ 1. claw, nail, talon
2. animal feet
     (zh-syn, )
     樹木 - tree
1. wood; timber
     木頭tou - log
2. wooden
3. simple; plain; slow; emotionless
4. (Mandarin, neologism, slang) (eye dialect of 沒)
     有木有 - d'ya have…
5. numb
     麻木 - numb, insensitive