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Word and Radical Components of 收音机

The Chinese word 收音机 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
收音机 shōuyīnjī 1. n. radio (set)

收音机 ⇨ 收 + 音 + 机
Component Pinyin Meanings
shōu 1. to arrest; to detain
2. to receive; to be given
3. to accept; to take in; to admit into
4. to put something away
5. to collect; to gather
6. to harvest; to reap
7. to stop; to put an end to
8. to restrain; to control
9. to withdraw; to take back
yīn 1. sound, tone
2. pitch
3. pronunciation
     潮音 - Teochew pronunciation
     陽江 - Yangjiang pronunciation
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

收 ⇨ 丩 + 攵
Component Pinyin Meanings
jiū 1. to join or connect the vine
1. rap, tap lightly

音 ⇨ 立 + 日
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. stand
2. let stand
3. establish, set
4. to stand
5. to set up; to establish
6. to institute; to lay down; to draw up; to compose (legal document)
7. to exist; to live
8. standing
9. upright; vertical
10. immediately; at once
11. litre
1. (literary or dialectal) sun
2. daytime
3. (literary or dialectal) day
4. everyday
5. day of the month
6. Short for 日本 (Japan; Japanese; Nippo-:)
     中日 詞典 - Chinese-Japanese dictionary
7. (vulgar) to fuck

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