Word and Radical Components of 西兰花

The Chinese word 西兰花 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
西兰花 xīlánhuā 1. n. broccoli

西兰花 ⇨ 西 + 兰 + 花
Component Pinyin Meanings
西 1. west; western
2. usage. 西 is the 146th radical of the Chinese dictionary. In its few compounds it most often appears at the top in the form 覀 as in 覄. It is important to distinguish it from 襾 and 酉.
lán 1. orchid
2. elegant; graceful
3. Short for 蘭州 (Lanzhou)
huā 1. flower; blossom
     花朵 - flower
2. florid, flowery
3. pattern, design
     松花蛋 - thousand-year-old egg
4. blurred
     眼花 - to have blurred vision
5. fireworks
6. essence, cream
7. wound
8. smallpox
9. courtesan, prostitute
10. to spend (money, time, etc.)
11. profligate
12. (slang) randy, lecherous
13. (slang) to be horny; to womanize
14. false
15. (Cantonese) scratched
16. Hua

兰 ⇨ 丷 + 三 + 䒑 + 二
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. This is a kwukyel note. Kwukyel was a system formerly used in Korea whereby correct interpretation of texts written in Classical Chinese was aided by small interspersed notes such as this one. The not
sān 1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №4
2. three
sān, sàn      三思 - to think carefully
cǎo 1. (non-classical form of 艸) grass; straw; herbs; weeds
èr 1. two
2. second
3. Short for twenty, two hundred or two thousand after hundreds, thousands and ten thousands.
4. Short for twenty cents.
5. (Northeast Mandarin, neologism) stupid, dumb; silly, thick, lacking mental agility (often in a cute way)
6. usage. See 兩Usage notes.

花 ⇨ 艹 + 化
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.
huà 1. to change; to transform
2. to become; to turn into
3. to melt
4. to dissolve
5. (Suffix denoting change into .... Akin to English (m, en, -ize) and m, en, -ization).
6. Short for 教化 (enlightenment; cultivation)
7. Short for 化學 (chemistry)

丷 ⇨ 丶 + 丿
Component Pinyin Meanings
zhǔ 1. dot
2. n. (Chinese calligraphy) the dot stroke (namedneeds checking
丿 piě 1. slash
2. left-falling stroke, usually read as撇

三 ⇨ 一 + 一 + 一
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. 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. 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

䒑 ⇨ 丷 + 一
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. This is a kwukyel note. Kwukyel was a system formerly used in Korea whereby correct interpretation of texts written in Classical Chinese was aided by small interspersed notes such as this one. The not
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

化 ⇨ 亻 + 匕
Component Pinyin Meanings
rén 1. KangXi radical 人
1. spoon, ladle
2. knife, dirk