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Word and Radical Components of 琴键

The Chinese word 琴键 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
琴键 1. key

琴键 ⇨ 琴 + 键
Component Pinyin Meanings
qín 1. guqin (Chinese seven-stringed zither, historical and original usage)
2. piano (modern usage, most commonly used meaning)
3. zither
4. string instrument (can apply to zithers or lutes)
5. musical instrument (for example, 手风琴 accordion)
6. n. zither
7. n. a stringed instrument
      ^ ,^ 。 - Xiang entered Shun's room, and found Shun on his bed playing the zither.
jiàn 1. key (in electronic devices)
2. to type

琴 ⇨ 玨 + 今
Component Pinyin Meanings
jué 1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №7
2. two pieces of jade joined together
jīn 1. now; at present
2. present; current

键 ⇨ 钅 + 建
Component Pinyin Meanings
jīn, jīnzìpángr 1. Symbol. Kangxi radical 167, gold.
2. usage. Jīnzìpángr is the name of the radical (金字旁兒).
jiàn 1. to build; to construct; to erect
2. to establish; to found
3. to propose; to suggest

玨 ⇨ 玉
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. jade (originally nephrite, now also including jadeite)
2. precious stone; gem
3. pure; beautiful
4. (honorific) your

建 ⇨ 廴 + 聿
Component Pinyin Meanings
yǐn 1. long stride
2. go
3. great stride
1. writing brush, pencil
2. thereupon