zāi disaster; calamity

Made up of [ huǒ fire radical 86, mián roof radical 40]

Note

What could be more a potent picture of a disaster? Just 'fire' put under a 'roof' and you have the concept of 'calamity'
Number of strokes: 7

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Also uses huǒ component: dēng (lamp) kǎo (to roast) miè (to extinguish) pào (cannon) qiú (autumn) zhà (to explode)
Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) guān (official) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zì (letter)

Different tone

zài (again) zài (exist) zài (to carry)

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