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Word and Radical Components of 使眼色

The Chinese word 使眼色 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.


使眼色 ⇨ 使 + 眼 + 色
Component Pinyin Meanings
使 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
yǎn 1. eye
2. sight; vision
3. eyelet; aperture; hole; opening
4. mesh
5. key point; critical moment
6. (Go) trap
1. color/colour; tint; hue; shade
     顏色 - color
2. look; expression
3. kind; sort
     貨色 - goods; stuff; trash; rubbish; quality of goods; specification
4. feminine charm; beauty
     姿色 - good looks (of women)
5. sexual; lewd
     色情 - pornography; sex
6. (colloquial) being a perv
7. theatrical role
8. metallic content

使 ⇨ 亻 + 吏
Component Pinyin Meanings
rén 1. KangXi radical 人
1. government official, magistrate
2. government official

眼 ⇨ 目 + 艮
Component Pinyin Meanings
     耳目 - ears and eyes; spies
1. (taxonomy) order
gèn 1. seventh of eight (Ba gua) trigrams
2. 52nd hexagram of the I Ching
3. n. one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing mountain (☶)
4. n. (Kangxi radical) 138 (stopping)
gěn 5. adj. (dialectal Mandarin) blunt; straightforward
6. adj. (dialectal Mandarin) tough, chewy

色 ⇨ ⺈ + 巴
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. usage. sc=Hani of Component form:
2. usage. Used at the top of a character.
1. (ancient Chinese mythology) a huge snake that could swallow an elephant
2. to greatly desire; to anxiously hope; to long for
3. (Used as a suffix for objects that are located below or behind.)
     尾巴ba - tail
4. (Used as a suffix for objects that are clumped together due to dryness or stickiness.)
     泥巴ba - mud
5. to cling to; to stick to
6. (Jilu Mandarin, Sichuan, dialectal Wu) to be close to; to be next to
7. (Beijing, Jilu Mandarin) to open; to spread
8. (Sichuan) to suit; to fit
9. (Sichuan) to follow
10. (Sichuan) to be intimate
11. (Sichuan) to involve; to implicate
12. (Sichuan) to kiss up; to curry favour
13. (Sichuan) to subsidize
14. (Sichuan) to infect; to contract
15. (dialectal Mandarin, including, Beijing, Shandong, Xinjiang) to sew; to stitch on
16. (Southwestern Mandarin, ;, Xiamen, Quanzhou Min Nan) dried object
17. (dialectal Mandarin, Cantonese)
      - to give him a slap
18. (Jiaoliao Mandarin, Sichuan) along
19. (historical) Ba (an ancient state in modern-day Sichuan)
20. eastern Sichuan and Chongqing
21. Short for 巴士 (bus)
     小巴 - minibus
22. bar (unit of pressure)

吏 ⇨ 丈 + 口
Component Pinyin Meanings
zhàng 1. A unit of measurement.
2.    The zhang, a traditional Chinese unit of length equal to 10 chi (尺)
3.    The mainland zhang, a unit of length standardized in 1984 as 3 meters.
4.    The Taiwanese zhang, a unit of length standardized as 3 meters, identical to the Japanese jō.
5.    The Hong Kong jeuhng, standardized as 3.71475 meters.
6. to survey (land); to measure
7. gentleman; man; husband
     丈夫 - husband
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?

巴 ⇨ 巳 + 丨
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. sixth of twelve earthly branches (十二支): snake (蛇) of Chinese zodiac
gǔn 1. line
2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №10