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Word and Radical Components of 洗碗机

The Chinese word 洗碗机 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
洗碗机 xǐwǎnjī 1. n. dishwasher (machine)

洗碗机 ⇨ 洗 + 碗 + 机
Component Pinyin Meanings
shǐ 1. cause, send on a mission, order
2. envoy, messenger, ambassador
3. to order to do
4. to send; to dispatch
5. to let; to make; to cause to
6. to use; to employ
7. to play; to play with; to resort to; to dally with
8. to indulge
9. (Cantonese) need to do something; have to
      唔使 lo2 ! - You don't need to get so much!
10. (Cantonese) need something; require; want strongly
shǐ, shì 11. (historical) to send as an envoy abroad
12. envoy; messenger
wǎn 1. bowl
2. bowl-like object
1. weaving machine; spinning machine
jī, jǐ 2. (zh-alt-form, 几, small table; stool)
3. machine; apparatus; device
4. mechanism; process
5. cause; reason
6. secret; confidential (affair)
7. opportunity; chance; crucial point
8. plan; idea
9. flexible; quick-witted

洗 ⇨ 氵 + 先
Component Pinyin Meanings
shuǐ 1. water
2. liquid; potion; juice
     口水 - saliva
3. river
     漢水 - the Han River
4. body of water
5. waterway
6. flood
7. additional cost or income
8. (Classifier for the number of times clothing was washed.)
9. (Sui people)
xiān 1. first; ahead of time; before; beforehand
      洗手間。 - I need to go to the bathroom first.
      jiu3 ci3 。 - I need to go to the bathroom first.
      而家 。 - He slept so long that he only woke up just now.
      ! - Eating one bowl isn't enough!
     nei1 唱歌。 - This is true singing.
      唔係 頭先 。 - Didn't you just go?
2. (Cantonese) first off
      ? - First off, have you even bought it yet?
3. usage. (first; beforehand) In Mandarin, 先 comes before the verb. In Cantonese, 先 comes after the verb.

碗 ⇨ 石 + 宛
Component Pinyin Meanings
shí 1. stone; rock
dàn 2. a unit of dry measure for grain (equal to 100 liters)
wǎn 1. as if, seem
2. crooked, winding

机 ⇨ 木 + 几
Component Pinyin Meanings
     (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
shū 1. (zh-only
míng 2. bright; light; brilliant
3. how much; how many
jī, jǐ 4. long narrow table; bench
rén 5. usage. In print, 人 may have symmetric legs. However in handwriting, to distinguish from 入, the right leg will be shorter, the shape looking like a ʎ; in 入 the left leg is shorter.
6. (zh-alt-form, 殳)
7. clear
     幾位? - How many people e.g. when entering restaurants?
8. small table
9. man; person; people
10. tomorrow
11. (of number, time, date) what; which
     茶几 - tea table
12. human being (Homo sapiens)
13. next; following
14. a few; some; several
15. body
16. to understand
17. (of numeral amounts) some; something; odd
18. everybody; everyone
     講明 - to explain
19. (Cantonese) quite; rather; really; very; pretty
20. physical, psychological or moral quality or condition; character; personality
21. Ming Dynasty
22. almost; nearly
23. a person associated with a particular identity or trait; -er
24. listed as #111 on the Baijiaxing
25. manpower; worker; employee

先 ⇨ ⺧ + 儿
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. Symbol. sc=Hani of Component form:
ér 1. (Non-syllabic noun diminutive suffix in Mandarin. See erhua.)
rén 2. usage. In print, 人 may have symmetric legs. However in handwriting, to distinguish from 入, the right leg will be shorter, the shape looking like a ʎ; in 入 the left leg is shorter.
3. (zh-alt-form, 齯, teeth grown in old age)
4. man; person; people
5. (zh-alt-form, 倪, small and weak)
6. human being (Homo sapiens)
7. (zh-alt-form, 郳)
8. body
9. everybody; everyone
10. physical, psychological or moral quality or condition; character; personality
11. a person associated with a particular identity or trait; -er
12. manpower; worker; employee

宛 ⇨ 宀 + 夗
Component Pinyin Meanings
mián 1. roof
yuàn 1. to turn over when asleep
2. (Teochew) to sleep
3. (Teochew) to lie down