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The Chinese word 脚 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
jiǎo, jué 1. foot
2. base; leg; foundation

脚 ⇨ 月 + 却
Component Pinyin Meanings
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
què 1. (literary, only sentence-medially) but; yet; however

却 ⇨ 去 + 卩
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. to go to; to go away; to leave; to depart
      哪兒r? - Where are you going?
2. (before or after a verb) to go in order to do something
3. to remove; to get rid of
4. (between two verbs) to; in order to
5. (Particle used after a verb of motion to indicates movement away from the speaker.)
6. to send; to dispatch
7. to play (a part, a character); to act
8. last; past
9. (zh-short, 去聲)
10. (neologism) what the hell; what; damn; fuck
     我去 - what the hell
jié 1. seal (insignia or anything used for confirmation)

去 ⇨ 土 + 厶
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. earth, soil
     這兒r 。 - The soil here is quite fertile.
2. clay
3. crude opium
4. local, native, indigenous
     aboriginal
5. rustic, unsophisticated
6. the (Tujia people, Tujia ethnic group) (土家族)
sī, mǒu 1. usage. private, secret
2. usage. Similar strokes occur in various Chinese characters, where they often represent a stylized tail, as in (m, mul, 离, , beast, sc=Hani) and m, mul, 鬼, , demon, sc=Hani.