Word and Radical Components of 美发师

The Chinese word 美发师 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
美发师 měi髮shī 1. n. hairdresser, beautician (professional for haircutting or hairstyling)

美发师 ⇨ 美 + 发 + 师
Component Pinyin Meanings
měi 1. beautiful; pretty; attractive; good-looking
     美人 - beautiful woman
2. delicious; tasty; flavoursome
     美食 - culinary delicacy
3. good; fine; satisfactory; happy
4. to beautify; to prettify
5. to praise; to commend
6. (dialectal) to be pleased with oneself
7. beautiful things; beauty
8. Short for 美洲 (America (continent))
9. Short for 美國 (United States of America)
10. Mei
1. hair
2. to issue
     頭髮fa - hair
     發電 - to generate electricity; to send a telegram
     發佈 - to release
3. to distribute
4. to depart
5. to become; to get into a certain state; to develop; to manifest
     發燒 - to have a fever
     發狂 - to go mad
6. to become wealthy
shī 1. (historical, military) division of 2500 soldiers
2. (military) division; a large body of troops composing part of an army
3. army; troops; armed force
4. to dispatch troops; to send troops
5. the masses; populace; general public
6. (historical) (A level of administrative division comprising ten major cities.)
7. capital city; metropolis
8. strategist; military adviser
9. leader; chief; commander; head; captain
10. teacher; instructor
11. master; expert; specialist
12. (Min Dong) to be an expert in; adept at; capable
13. (Min Dong) (Respectful term of address for an expert in a trade or profession.)
14. (religion) (Respectful title for monks, nuns and Taoist priests.)
15. (historical) musician
16. model; example; fine example
17. to follow; to imitate; to follow the example of
18. “Army” (䷆): the seventh hexagram of the I Ching

美 ⇨ + 大
Component Pinyin Meanings
tài 1. too; so (modifying adjectives; often used with了 at the end of the sentence for emphasis)
2. big; large; huge
      ! - It's so hot!
3. big; great; deep
      。 - Don't eat too much pie.
4. main; major
5. (usually in negative sentences) very; quite
6. loud; heavy
      舒服。 - He's not very well.
7. mature; grown up
8. most; utmost
9. greatly; very much
10. highest; greatest
11. (dialectal) father
12. senior; noble
13. (dialectal) father's elder or younger brother
14. wife; Miss; Mrs
15. Used only in the abbreviation of the name.
     太太tai - wife
     Běi Dà - Peking University
dài, dà 16. Only used in 大夫 (doctor)
17. Only used in 大城 (Daicheng, Hebei)
18. Only used in 大王 ((in operas, old novels) king; ringleader)