The Chinese character 车
And its meaning component form
车 is both a character and a character component
车 can be used as a meaning component in a Chinese character. You’ll find 车 in characters and words related directly or indirectly to vehicles, and to military affairs.
These characters all contain 车 and have a direct link with vehicles:
The character component 车 can also be found in words that aren’t directly related to vehicles.
The meaning component 车 can be found in Chinese characters and words that are related to vehicles, which makes sense. You can also find the meaning component car in characters that are less directly related to vehicles, either because their meaning has evolved over time, or because it used to involve vehicles before and no longer does.
related to vehicles
All 80,000+ Chinese characters share the same character components. Chinese character components are therefore essential for Chinese learners: they are the building blocks of Chinese. Chinese character components help tremendously with understanding a character: they provide information on its meaning or on its pronunciation. In short, knowing character components will help you analyse, learn and remember each Chinese character much better.
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