桌 zhuō table
Made up of [卜 bǔ
radical 25, 日 rì
radical 72, 木 mù
NoteThe wood element at the bottom suggests a table made of wood, the 'divine' and 'sun' elements suggest sacrifice
Number of strokes 10
Using 卜 bǔ
: 外 wài (outside) 占 zhān (to observe)
Using 日 rì
: 明 míng (bright) 是 shì (is) 香 xiāng (fragrant) 春 chūn (spring) 昌 chāng (prosperous) 莫 mò (do not) 暑 shǔ (heat) 者 zhě (in process of) 晴 qíng (clear sky) 间 jiàn (gap) 白 bái (bright) 景 jǐng (bright) 曾 céng (once) 音 yīn (sound) 旧 jiù (old) 最 zuì (most) 易 yì (easy) 昨 zuó (previous) 旦 dàn (dawn) 早 zǎo (early) 晚 wǎn (evening) 时 shí (time)
Using 木 mù
: 茶 chá (tea) 来 lái (arrive) 棋 qí (board game) 本 běn (root) 彩 cǎi (color) 树 shù (tree) 未 wèi (not yet) 相 xiāng (each other) 宋 song (Song) 椅 yǐ (chair) 杆 gān (pole) 桔 jú (tangerine) 闲 xián (to stay idle) 亲 qīn (parent) 李 lǐ (plum) 枝 zhī (branch) 植 zhí (to plant) 板 bǎn (board) 楼 lóu (multi-story building) 校 xiào (school) 机 jī (machine)
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