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Word and Radical Components of 演员

The Chinese word 演员 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
演员 yǎnyuán 1. n. actor; performer
     歌劇 演員 - opera singer

演员 ⇨ 演 + 员
Component Pinyin Meanings
yǎn 1. to develop; to evolve
2. to deduce
3. to perform; to act; to put on
4. to drill; to practice; to exercise
yuán 1. member
2. personnel; staff member

演 ⇨ 氵 + 寅
Component Pinyin Meanings
氵 (水) 1.
yín 1. polite; respectful
2. to respect, to revere
3. reverence
4. respectfully
5. third of twelve earthly branches (十二支): tiger (虎) of Chinese zodiac

员 ⇨ 口 + 贝
Component Pinyin Meanings
kǒu 1. usage. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №22
2. usage. This character (口) is used within characters; if a square is instead used as an enclosure (around) a character, then the character 囗 is used instead.
3. mouth
      。 - Rinse your mouth out.
4. entrance; opening; mouth (of an object)
     入口 - entrance
     出口 - exit
5. hole; cut
     口子zi - hole
     傷口 - wound
6. government organ; department
      可以 ? - Can I have a bite?
bèi 1. shellfish; cowrie

寅 ⇨ 宀 + 一 + 由 + 八
Component Pinyin Meanings
mián 1. roof
1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №1
2. one
3. each; every
4. single; alone
5. whole; entire; all: throughout
6. same; identical
7. (With the verb modified reduplicated, expressing the transience of the verb.)
8.    (Indicating that the action has occurred only once.)
9.    (Indicating the intention to try.)
10. once; as soon as; upon
yóu 1. cause; reason
2. from
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