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Word and Radical Components of 护士

The Chinese word 护士 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
护士 hùshì 1. n. nurse

护士 ⇨ 护 + 士
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. protect, guard, defend, shelter
shì 1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №9
     士兵 - soldier
2. (historical) (scholar-official) (civil servant appointed by the emperor of China to perform day-to-day governance)
3. (historical) (self-appellation used by scholar-officials in ancient China, when addressing the emperor:) I; subject
4. (historical) a social stratum in ancient China
5. scholar; academic; intellectual; intelligentsia
     博士 - doctor; doctoral degree
     女士 - Lady
     護士 - nurse
6. (Chinese chess) pawn
7. usage. 士 is commonly used to render the (IPAchar, /s/) sound (not followed by a vowel) in foreign names, e.g.bus.

护 ⇨ 扌 + 户
Component Pinyin Meanings
shǒu 1. hand
2. expert; master
     高手 - master
3. -ist; -er
     歌手 - singer
4. convenient; handy
     手機 - mobile phone
     手冊 - handbook
1. door
2. family; household

士 ⇨ 十 + 一
Component Pinyin Meanings
shí 1. ten
2. (figurative) topmost; utmost
3. (figurative) complete
1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №1
2. one
3. each; every
4. single; alone
5. whole; entire; all: throughout
6. same; identical
7. (With the verb modified reduplicated, expressing the transience of the verb.)
8.    (Indicating that the action has occurred only once.)
9.    (Indicating the intention to try.)
10. once; as soon as; upon