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Word and Radical Components of 机油

The Chinese word 机油 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
机油 jīyóu 1. n. machine oil; engine oil

机油 ⇨ 机 + 油
Component Pinyin Meanings
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
yóu 1. oil; fat; grease; lard
     麻油 - sesame oil
     豬油 - lard
     石油 - petroleum; oil
     機油 - engine oil
2. to paint
      - to paint the house
3. to be grease-stained
4. sly; glib

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

油 ⇨ 氵 + 由
Component Pinyin Meanings
氵 (水) 1.
yóu 1. cause; reason
2. from

由 ⇨ 十 + 囗
Component Pinyin Meanings
shí 1. ten
2. (figurative) topmost; utmost
3. (figurative) complete
wéi, guó 1. usage. used as a shorthand for some other characters, including 圍 and 國
2. usage. This character (囗) is used for enclosures; if a square is used within a character, then the character is instead 口.
3. enclosure