zài to carry; to convey; to load

Made up of [ chē vehicle radical 159, shí ten; 10 radical 24, spear radical 62]

Note

The radical is for a 'vehicle' and phonetic 'zai' which is conveniently composed of 'ten' and 'people' so both combine to suggest carrying a heavy load

Related characters


Using chē : liàng (collective word for vehicles) jiào (comparatively)
Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)
Using : wǒ (I (me)) chéng (to succeed) huò (maybe) wǔ (martial) zhǎo (to try to find) jiān (narrow) zhàn (to fight) dài (to respect) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Sounds same

zài (again) zài (exist)

Different tone

zāi (disaster)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

水能载舟,亦能覆舟 shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu Forces and people can have positive and negative influences

Green or black?

Green tea is the variety mainly drunk in China, it has a more subtle favor. Milk is not used and it is considered altogther a healthier drink. On the otherhand black tea is drunk in elsewhere, it has a stronger, more bitter flavor. It used to be grown in China but production moved to British India to avoid Chinese taxes. Green is the fresher tea, it turns black when 'oxidized' by exposure to warm air. The reason black tea is used outside China is that black tea keeps its flavor far longer than green. This was vital when tea was transported by long sea voyage and would take months to arrive, even on the fastest tea clippers.
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