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Word and Radical Components of 洪水

The Chinese word 洪水 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
洪水 hóngshuǐ 1. n. flood

洪水 ⇨ 洪 + 水
Component Pinyin Meanings
hóng 1. vast, immense
2. flood, deluge

洪 ⇨ 氵 + 共
Component Pinyin Meanings
氵 (水) 1.
gòng 1. common
2. together
3. to share
4. and

共 ⇨ 龷 + 八
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. an accounting version of the numeral eight that is otherwise written astr=-
2. usage. Minor strokes in the shape of ハ/八, as in the top of 劵, can be referred to 八. These are very frequently simplified to 丷. Contrast 劵/券, and different forms of (lang, ja, 鬲)/lang, und, sc=Hans, 鬲.
3. (zh-alt-form, 朳, toothless rake)
4. eight
5. (zh-alt-form, 扒, to break open, split open)
6. many, numerous
7. to know; to recognise; to be familiar with
8. (printing) pearl; The smallest size of usual type, standardized as 5 point.
     捌字 - to know how to read, tr=báik-cê, MD
9.    to gossip (about); to stick one's nose in
10. to know (somebody)
11.    (Cantonese) nosey; meddling
     伓捌 - to not know (someone), tr=n̂g-báik, MD
12.   八婆 - nosey parker; meddling woman
13. already; previously
14. (zh-obsolete) to divide; to differentiate
     捌曾 - a term denoting past tense, tr=báik-cèng, MD
     bat %kòe - to have done something already, MN