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Word and Radical Components of 水壶

The Chinese word 水壶 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
水壶 shuǐhú 1. n. kettle; pitcher
2. n. water bottle

水壶 ⇨ 水 + 壶
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. vase, jar, pot, jug
2. A kettle (vessel used when boiling liquid).
      - a pot of water

壶 ⇨ 士 + 冖 + 业
Component Pinyin Meanings
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.
1. usage. cover
2. usage. In older forms, often a 3-side enclosure, as in 匸. In modern forms, closer to 宀 without the top stroke (shorter sides).
1. profession; business; trade
2. course of study
3. cause; estate
4. (literary) already
5. (Buddhism) karma

业 ⇨ 䒑 + 丨 + 丨
Component Pinyin Meanings
cǎo 1. (non-classical form of 艸) grass; straw; herbs; weeds
gǔn 1. line
2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №10
gǔn 1. line
2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №10