Word and Radical Components of 牛奶

The Chinese word 牛奶 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
牛奶 niúnǎi 1. n. cow's milk

牛奶 ⇨ 牛 + 奶
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. n. (Min Nan) Jinhwang mango (a cultivar of mango grown in Taiwan)
niú 2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №19
3. cow; bull; ox; buffalo (general name for bovine animals)
4. beef
     gān炒牛河 - beef chow fun
5. stubborn; pigheaded
6. (colloquial) arrogant
7. (slang) awesome; powerful
     牛屄 - vulgar awesome
     牛人 - an awesome person
8. (astronomy) the Ox, a Chinese constellation near Capricorn
9. (physics) Short for 牛頓 (newton)
nǎi 1. woman's breasts
2. milk; breastmilk
3. to nurse
4. to breastfeed; to suckle
5. infant; infantile
6. mother
7. grandmother

奶 ⇨ 女 + 乃
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. woman
2. (obsolete or Min) you (second-person pronoun)
nǎi 1. then
2. really, indeed
3. as it turned out, after all
4. namely
5. you, your (pre-classical)
6. be
     失敗..成功.. - failure is the mother of success
7. just
8. (Shanghai) now
9. (rfquote)

乃 ⇨ + 丿
Component Pinyin Meanings
1.
丿 piě 1. slash
2. left-falling stroke, usually read as撇