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The Chinese word 鹅 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
é 1. (domesticated goose) (as opposed to a wild goose –雁)

鹅 ⇨ 我 + 鸟
Component Pinyin Meanings
wǒ, ě 1. I, me
     認識 高興xìng。 - I am pleased to meet you.
2. (dialectal) we, us
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!

我 ⇨ + 戈
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. halberd, spear, lance
2. n. (archaic) dagger-axe (an ancient Chinese weapon similar to a halberd)
3. usage. Also used as a phonetic in foreign names.
     戈登 - Gordon
     探戈 - Tango