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Word and Radical Components of 膝盖

The Chinese word 膝盖 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
膝盖 xīgài 1. n. knee

膝盖 ⇨ 膝 + 盖
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. (anatomy) knee
     膝蓋 - knee
gài 1. cover, hide, protect
2. (ancient variant of 盍) what? why not?
3. (zh-div, 邑) (historical) Ge (a city in the ancient state of Qi in modern-day w, Yishui County), Shandong

膝 ⇨ 肉
Component Pinyin Meanings
ròu 1. meat; flesh
     豬肉 - pork
     牛肉 - beef
      從不 。 - I never eat meat.
2. body
     肉體 - physical body
3. flesh; pulp
4. (dialectal) spongy; squashy; flabby
5. (dialectal) slow; sluggish
6. meat; flesh
     豬肉 - pork, MN, tr=ti-bah
     牛肉 - beef, MN, tr=gû-bah
7. pork
     肉骨 - pork ribs, MN, tr=bah-kut
8. flesh; pulp
     龍眼乾 - flesh of dried longan, MN, tr=lêng-géng-koaⁿ bah
9. main part of an object
     刀肉 - blade of a knife or sword, MN, tr=to-bah

盖 ⇨ + 皿
Component Pinyin Meanings
mǐn 1. shallow container
2. n. dish, vessel
     培養皿 - Petri dish
3. n. Kangxi radical 108 (dish)