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The Chinese word 鸡 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
1. chicken; fowl; poultry
     雞肉 - chicken (meat)
     雞蛋 - chicken egg
2. 10th of the Chinese zodiac animals (rooster)
3. domestic fowl
4. (slang) prostitute

鸡 ⇨ 又 + 鸟
Component Pinyin Meanings
yòu 1. again; once more
2. also; in addition
3. and; too
4. (又……又……) both ... and ...
niǎo 1. bird
     養鳥 - to breed birds
2. (dialectal) to pay attention; to heed; to take notice of
diǎo 3. (vulgar) (zh-alt-form, 屌, penis)
4. (intensifier, vulgar) damned; goddamn
      diǎo ! - You fucking prick!