Word and Radical Components of 红色

The Chinese word 红色 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
红色 hóngsè 1. n. the color red
2. adj. red

红色 ⇨ 红 + 色
Component Pinyin Meanings
hóng 1. red
     紅色 - red (color)
2. (colloquial) popular; in vogue
     邁克爾·^傑克遜 沒有 以前 那麼 。 - Michael Jackson is not as popular as he used to be.
3. (The red clothes and bunting used on festive occasions.)
     披紅 - to drape in red silk as a sign of honor or for festivity
     紅包 - red envelope / red packet
4. revolutionary; Communist; Red
     紅軍 - Red army
5. worldly
6. women's
7. bonus; dividend
     分紅 - distribute or draw dividends
8. (Cantonese) blood tofu
     豬紅 - pig blood tofu
9. Hong
gōng      女紅gōng - the feminine arts (e.g. needlework, sewing, embroidery)
10. (Placename in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period in Chinese history, northeast of modern Tai'an, Shandong.)
1. color/colour; tint; hue; shade
     顏色 - color
2. look; expression
3. kind; sort
     貨色 - goods; stuff; trash; rubbish; quality of goods; specification
4. feminine charm; beauty
     姿色 - good looks (of women)
5. sexual; lewd
     色情 - pornography; sex
6. (colloquial) being a perv
7. theatrical role
8. metallic content

红 ⇨ 纟 + 工
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. silk
2. KangXi radical 120
gōng 1. labour; work
     工作 - work
2. worker; laborer
     工人 - worker, laborer
     陶瓷工 - potter
3. industry; profession; trade

色 ⇨ ⺈ + 巴
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. usage. sc=Hani of Component form:
2. usage. Used at the top of a character.
1. (ancient Chinese mythology) a huge snake that could swallow an elephant
2. to greatly desire; to anxiously hope; to long for
3. (Used as a suffix for objects that are located below or behind.)
     尾巴ba - tail
4. (Used as a suffix for objects that are clumped together due to dryness or stickiness.)
     泥巴ba - mud
5. to cling to; to stick to
6. (Jilu Mandarin, Sichuan, dialectal Wu) to be close to; to be next to
7. (Beijing, Jilu Mandarin) to open; to spread
8. (Sichuan) to suit; to fit
9. (Sichuan) to follow
10. (Sichuan) to be intimate
11. (Sichuan) to involve; to implicate
12. (Sichuan) to kiss up; to curry favour
13. (Sichuan) to subsidize
14. (Sichuan) to infect; to contract
15. (dialectal Mandarin, including, Beijing, Shandong, Xinjiang) to sew; to stitch on
16. (Southwestern Mandarin, ;, Xiamen, Quanzhou Min Nan) dried object
17. (dialectal Mandarin, Cantonese)
      - to give him a slap
18. (Jiaoliao Mandarin, Sichuan) along
19. (historical) Ba (an ancient state in modern-day Sichuan)
20. eastern Sichuan and Chongqing
21. Short for 巴士 (bus)
     小巴 - minibus
22. bar (unit of pressure)

巴 ⇨ 巳 + 丨
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. sixth of twelve earthly branches (十二支): snake (蛇) of Chinese zodiac
gǔn 1. line
2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №10