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Word and Radical Components of 胡萝卜

The Chinese word 胡萝卜 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
胡萝卜 húluóbo 1. n. carrot

胡萝卜 ⇨ 胡 + 萝 + 卜
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. beard; moustache; whiskers
2. lane, alley, side street
3. (historical) barbarian; a generic term for any non-Han peoples who lived to the north and west of China's borders
4.    (historical) countries and peoples in the (Western Regions), including Persia, w, Daqin, and in Pre-Tang texts, India
5.    (by extension) introduced from the northern or western non-Han peoples or from abroad; non-Chinese; foreign; imported
6.    (musical instrument) Short for 胡琴 (huqin; general term for two-stringed bowed instruments with origins in the western non-Han peoples)
7. (historical) (zh-div, 國) w, zh:胡國, State of Hu in the Spring and Autumn Period in modern-day Anhui, conquered by the w, Chu (state), State of Chu in 496 BCE
8. outrageously; recklessly; wildly; foolishly
      ^- - Hu Jintao
luó 1. (botany) Creeping or trailing plants.
bó, bo 1. radish
2. to desire, want, long for
3. fortune telling
4. n. (now literary) radish
5. intend
6. prophecy
7. wish, desire
8. a surname
9. to wish, to desire, to want
10. v. (lb, cmn, literary) to divine
      。 - If a workman wishes to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools., ref=Duke Ling of Wei, Analects of Confucius (《論語·衛靈公》)
      閣下 電郵 聯絡 政府 資訊 中心 透過 網頁:XYZ 傳送 問題。 - Please send your enquiries and suggestions to the Public Information Centre by email via the homepage: XYZ.
11. about to
12. (Hokkien, Min Dong) to want
      圖書館 ? - Do you want to go to the library with me?, MN
13. (Hokkien, Min Dong) about to
      落雨 著着 出去 收衫。 - It's about to rain! Let's go out to bring in the laundry., MN, tr=Beh lo̍h-hō͘--ah, lán tio̍h chhut-khì siu-saⁿ.
14. (Hokkien) if
      較早 。 - If I were you, I would've slept earlier., MN

胡 ⇨ 古 + 月
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. the past; ancient times
     古今 - ancient and modern times
2. old; ancient
3. classic; old-styled
4. simple; unaffected; unsophisticated
5. things in the past; antiquities; history
6. (Cantonese, Hakka, Min Nan) story
     講古 - to tell a story
yuè 1. usage. Do not confuse (lang, mul, 月) with m, mul, ⺼, sc=Hani, a form of m, mul, 肉, , flesh, meat when used as the left-hand radical of a character. m, mul, ⺼, sc=Hani is used for parts of the body such as m
2. (literary) moon
3. moon-shaped objects
4. month
5. monthly

萝 ⇨ 艹 + 罗
Component Pinyin Meanings
cǎo 1. usage. grass
2. usage. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №12
3. usage. In the (Kangxi Dictionary) there are 1,902 characters (out of 40,000) that use this radical, making it the most commonly used radical.
4. usage. The character草 is now used for this sense.
luó 1. net for catching birds
2. gauze

卜 ⇨ 丨 + 丶
Component Pinyin Meanings
gǔn 1. line
2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №10
zhǔ 1. dot
2. n. (Chinese calligraphy) the dot stroke (namedneeds checking

古 ⇨ 十 + 口
Component Pinyin Meanings
shí 1. ten
2. (figurative) topmost; utmost
3. (figurative) complete
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?

罗 ⇨ 罒
Component Pinyin Meanings
wǎng 1. net; web
2. network