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Word and Radical Components of 药剂师

The Chinese word 药剂师 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
药剂师 yàojìshī 1. n. pharmacist; chemist

药剂师 ⇨ 药 + 剂 + 师
Component Pinyin Meanings
yào 1. medicine; drug; pharmaceutical
yào 2. Angelica dahurica
     吃藥 - to take the medicine; slang to take illicit drugs
3. orris root
4. substance used for a particular purpose (e.g. poisoning, fermenting, explosion)
5. leaf of the iris
     下藥 - to poison
6. leaf of the Angelica dahurica
7. to treat; to cure
8. usage. This is the simplified form of 藥 that was used in Singapore from 1969 to 1976. Singapore, like the PRC, now uses 药.
9. to poison
1. to adjust; to make up (a concoction); to concoct
2. (historical) contract for trading
3. small piece of dough; dough which has been kneaded
4. (TCM) medicinal preparation; concoction
5. pharmaceutical preparation; medicament
6. dose; dosage
7. (chemistry) agent; reagent
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

药 ⇨ 艹 + 约
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.
yuē, yāo 1. to make an appointment; to arrange
2. appointment; meeting; arrangement
3. treaty; agreement; covenant; pact
4. to invite or ask in advance
5. (mathematics) to reduce (a fraction)
6. (colloquial) to weigh; to weigh on a balance or scale
7. approximately; about

剂 ⇨ 齐 + 刂
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. even
2. Even; uniform; of equal length
3. Qi, an ancient Chinese duchy, viscounty, and kingdom during the Zhou dynasty
4. The realm of this state under later imperial Chinese dynasties
5. uniform; generally consistent
6. completely; entirely
dāo 1. knife
2. radical number 18

约 ⇨ 纟 + 勺
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. silk
2. KangXi radical 120
sháo 1. spoon, ladle
2. unit of volume
3. spoon; ladle