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Chinese Triple Radicals

Chinese Triple Radicals

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Published by JenniferBall
Three trees is a forest, three men is a crowd, three women is adultery...
Three trees is a forest, three men is a crowd, three women is adultery...

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Published by: JenniferBall on Jan 25, 2011
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3 February 2011 10:56 AM © Jennifer Ball, Sept. 2010
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threesan1one
riverchuan1 kun1
seemingly the rst stroke
of “woman”
multitude, crowd; masses, pub-liczhong4man
forest, dense, darksen1tree
run fast, rush about, ee
ben1bull
adultery (wicked)jian1woman
weaknesszhuan3son
running herdbiao1horse
ames
biao1 or yan4
re sign
whirlwindbiao1dog
Chinese Triple Radicals
If one radical means X, three radicals should mean 3X, so studying triple radicals, even if some arearchaic, tells you a lot about the culture that created them. Especially when three women mean “adultery”and three sons mean “weakness.”Compiled by Jennifer Ball © September 4, 2010 
Sinograph Meaning Pronunciation Singular(Mandarin) Meaning
 
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ood, innity
miao3water sign
embankmentyao2earth
crystaljing1sun
intuition, brightjiong3twinkle of eyes when cog-nition causes one to openthem in Eureka moment?
a group of springsxun2water plus intuition
beautiful eyes, head depthmao4eye
strong, anger, preferencebi4 cowrie shell
strongbi4
the simplied form of 
cowerie shell
whispernie4ear
talkativenie4mouth (and mountain?)
hua4tongues, clappers of bells;not used
conduct; grade; thing; product;goodpin3
orice
private, secret, fortresslei1cocoon or perhaps vagina;
㕕=
(ancient form of 幻) deception;sleight of hand; magic huan4
elds divided by dikes
lei2
cultivated eld
lumpy, rock pile, uneven, big-heartedlei3stone, pebble
three swordsli2family name
 
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general term for plantshui3 and 4sprout
鑫 
rich, thriving,xin1gold ore
intensier
xin1rice plant as sun sets?
Insectchong2insect
upright, loftychu4
= to turn over, upsidedown
hairshan1strand
rank odour of sheep or goatsshan1sheep
ne hair or fur on animals
cui4tail
pickpocketshou3hand
fresh, new delicious, rare, fewba4 or xian1
goldsh
coarse, rough, rudecu1deer
to be puzzled, worried, to begoodrui3 suo3heart
obedient, unitedli4 or ruo4right hand
explosion, bang, boomhong1car/cart/wheel
the appearance of the dragonwalkingta4
six over moon (or esh)
next to dragon
Falconza2bird

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