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The Chinese word 碗 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
wǎn 1. bowl
2. bowl-like object

碗 ⇨ 石 + 宛
Component Pinyin Meanings
shí 1. stone; rock
dàn 2. a unit of dry measure for grain (equal to 100 liters)
wǎn 1. as if, seem
2. crooked, winding

宛 ⇨ 宀 + 夗
Component Pinyin Meanings
mián 1. roof
yuàn 1. to turn over when asleep
2. (Teochew) to sleep
3. (Teochew) to lie down

夗 ⇨ 夕 + 㔾
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. evening, night, dusk
2. slanted
3. n. night; evening; dusk
jié 1. seal (insignia or anything used for confirmation)