Word and Radical Components of 蔬菜

The Chinese word 蔬菜 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
蔬菜 shūcài 1. n. vegetable

蔬菜 ⇨ 蔬 + 菜
Component Pinyin Meanings
shū 1. vegetables, greens
cài 1. vegetable; greens
     蔬菜 - vegetables
     白菜 - Chinese cabbage
     菠菜 - spinach
2. cuisine; (type of) food
     日本 - Japanese food
3. dish; course
      對胃口。 - This dish is tasty.
4. (colloquial) (one's) type
5. (colloquial) bad; inferior; disappointing; below average
     菜鳥 - noob

菜 ⇨ 艹 + 采
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.
cǎi 1. collect, gather
2. pick, pluck, select

采 ⇨ 爫 + 木
Component Pinyin Meanings
zhuǎ 1. claw, nail, talon
2. animal feet
     (zh-syn, )
     樹木 - tree
1. wood; timber
     木頭tou - log
2. wooden
3. simple; plain; slow; emotionless
4. (Mandarin, neologism, slang) (eye dialect of 沒)
     有木有 - d'ya have…
5. numb
     麻木 - numb, insensitive