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Word and Radical Components of 自行车

The Chinese word 自行车 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
自行车 zìxíngchē 1. n. bicycle; bike
     自行車 頭盔 - bicycle helmet
      自行車 - to ride a bicycle

自行车 ⇨ 自 + 行 + 车
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. self, oneself; one's own
     自顧自 - each minding his own business; each for himself
2. certainly, of course
3. personally
4. since; from
      - from left to right
xíng 1. usage. 行 itself is also used as a radical (in addition to 彳); unusually for radicals, the phonetic is placed in the middle – with 彳 on the left and 亍 on the right – corresponding to the phonetic originally b
2. (literary or dialectal) to walk
3. to go; to move
4. to carry out; to execute
5. to perform (a salute)
6. OK; good
      這麼 。 - OK, it's a deal.
7. to be good; to work
      覺得 方法 。 - I think this will work.
8. to be good (opposed to bad) (usually in negative sentences, or with (m, zh, 還))
      成績 。 - I have bad grades.
9. to be able to do something (usually mentioned before)
10. =====Usage notes=====
11. Notice that when meaning “be able to do something”, 行 can only be used without a complement. This is different fromto be able to (do something).
háng 12. profession; industry; trade; business
13. place for specific transaction
     銀行háng - bank lit. money store
     珠寶行háng - jewellery store
14. line of objects; row
xíng, xìng 15. behaviour; conduct
héng, háng 16. skill from monk training
     道行héng - monk training
hàng 17. Only used in 樹行子 (row of trees)
chē 1. vehicle; car
2. machine; instrument
3. to tailor or sew using a sewing machine
     車衫 - to sew clothes with a sewing machine
4. (Cantonese) to drive somebody; to give somebody a ride
      可以 地鐵 ? - Can you drive me to the MTR station?
5. (Sichuanese) to rotate
6. usage. 車 is a collective term for all types of vehicles with wheel(s). Additional morphemes are added in front to specify the type of the vehicle. For example:
     汽車 - car
     火車 - train
     自行車 - bicycle
     嬰兒車 - pram
7. (Chinese chess) chariot; rook

行 ⇨ 彳 + 亍
Component Pinyin Meanings
chì 1. step with left foot
2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №34
chù 1. step with the right foot
2. to take small steps
3. Korean place name

车 ⇨ 一 + + 十
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №1
2. one
3. each; every
4. single; alone
5. whole; entire; all: throughout
6. same; identical
7. (With the verb modified reduplicated, expressing the transience of the verb.)
8.    (Indicating that the action has occurred only once.)
9.    (Indicating the intention to try.)
10. once; as soon as; upon
1.
shí 1. ten
2. (figurative) topmost; utmost
3. (figurative) complete

亍 ⇨ 一 + 丁
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №1
2. one
3. each; every
4. single; alone
5. whole; entire; all: throughout
6. same; identical
7. (With the verb modified reduplicated, expressing the transience of the verb.)
8.    (Indicating that the action has occurred only once.)
9.    (Indicating the intention to try.)
10. once; as soon as; upon
dīng 1. male adult
2. robust, vigorous
3. the fourth of the ten heavenly stems
4. used as a surname
5. man
6. population, members of a family
7. cube
8. the fourth of the ten heavenly stems
9. fourth
zhēng 10. (Seezhēngzhēng.)