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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