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Word and Radical Components of 阳台

The Chinese word 阳台 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
阳台 yángtái 1. n. balcony

阳台 ⇨ 阳 + 台
Component Pinyin Meanings
yáng 1. (philosophy) “male” principle; yang in yin-yang
2. light
3. sun
     太陽 - the Sun
4. male genitals
     陽物 - penis
5. open; overt
     陽溝 - open drain, ditch
tái 1. typhoon
tái 2. tower; lookout
tái 3. table
tāi 4. (Used in place names.)
5. typhoon
6. stage; platform
7. desk
8. support; stand; base
9. station; broadcasting station
10. (Suffix for terms of address conveying respect for the addressee.)
11. Short for 臺語 (Taiwanese Hokkien)
12. usage. Although use of the full traditional form 臺 is encouraged by the ROC Ministry of Education, the alternate form 台 is now more commonly used.

阳 ⇨ 阜
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. mound
2. abundant, ample, numerous

台 ⇨ 厶 + 口
Component Pinyin Meanings
sī, mǒu 1. usage. private, secret
2. usage. Similar strokes occur in various Chinese characters, where they often represent a stylized tail, as in (m, mul, 离, , beast, sc=Hani) and m, mul, 鬼, , demon, sc=Hani.
kǒu 1. usage. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №22
2. usage. This character (口) is used within characters; if a square is instead used as an enclosure (around) a character, then the character 囗 is used instead.
3. mouth
      。 - Rinse your mouth out.
4. entrance; opening; mouth (of an object)
     入口 - entrance
     出口 - exit
5. hole; cut
     口子zi - hole
     傷口 - wound
6. government organ; department
      可以 ? - Can I have a bite?