Word and Radical Components of 校长

The Chinese word 校长 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
校长 xiàozhǎng 1. n. principal; headmaster
2. n. president of a school or university

校长 ⇨ 校 + 长
Component Pinyin Meanings
xiào 1. school; college; university
xiào 2. (military) field officer
jiào 3. (historical) horsekeeper official
4. to proofread; to check; to compare
5. (printing) proof
6. (Sichuanese) to try
cháng 1. long (of distance)
     長征 - Long March
2. length
     全長 - full length (of a river)
3. long (in space); far; distant
4. long (of time); lasting
5. everlasting; permanent
6. constantly; frequently
7. straight; perfectly straight
8. upright; right; good; fine
9. strength; advantage; merit
10. skill; specialism
11. to excel in
zhǎng 12. to begin to grow; to grow; to develop
     zhǎng - to grow old
13. (of a person) to look; to appear (e.g. beautiful)
14. to increase; to enhance
15. (intransitive) to increase; to go up
16. to nourish
17. old (of age)
     年長zhǎng - senior
18. senior; elder
     兄長zhǎng - elder brother
19. leader; master; chief; head
20. eldest; oldest
zhàng 21. (archaic) length; measure of length
22. (archaic, Min) to be left over; surplus, residue
     今旦 。 - There is a lot of leftover food today., tr=gĭng-dáng buông diông iā sâ̤, MD

校 ⇨ 木 + 交
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
jiāo 1. mix
2. intersect
3. exchange, communicate
4. deliver
5. to hand over; to turn in; to submit
      功課 - to turn in homework
6. to deliver
7. to intersect; to cross

交 ⇨ 亠 + 父
Component Pinyin Meanings
tóu 1. lid
2. head
1. father