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   FlashCard of the Chinese Character 水
Trad.
Radical
Radical
(Bushou)

Radical 85
Composition
Strokes 4
Prononciation
Mandarin shuǐ
Entry Methods
Pinyin shui3
Kanji /
Cangjie
E
Sijiao 1223.0
Wubi IIII
CNS 11643 1-4555
Encodages (hexa)
Unicode U+6C34
GB2312 CBAE
BIG5 A4F4
HSK
Level 1
 shuǐ water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes
Results beginning with 水
 shuǐ píng level (of achievement etc) / standard / horizontal
 shuǐ jīng crystal
 shuǐ guǒ fruit / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shuǐ ní cement / CL:袋[dai4]
 shuǐ miàn water surface
 shuǐ zhǔn level (of achievement etc) / standard / level (surveying)
 shuǐ lì water conservancy / irrigation works
 shuǐ fèn moisture content / (fig.) overstatement / padding
 shuǐ diàn hydroelectric power / plumbing and electricity
 shuǐ kù reservoir / CL:座[zuo4]
 shuǐ zhì water quality
 shuǐ shàng on water / aquatic
 shuǐ chǎn aquatic / produced in sea, rivers or lakes
 Shuǐ lǐ Shuili township in Nantou county 南投縣|南投县[Nan2 tou2 xian4], central Taiwan
 shuǐ liú river / stream
 shuǐ huò smuggled goods / unauthorized goods
 shuǐ yuán water source / water supply / headwaters of a river
 shuǐ dào rice / paddy / CL:株[zhu1]
 shuǐ shǒu mariner / sailor / seaman
 shuǐ wèi water level
 shuǐ bèng water pump
 shuǐ guǎn water pipe
 shuǐ yù waters / body of water
 shuǐ xià under the water / submarine
 shuǐ yìn watermark
 shuǐ xìng swimming ability / characteristics of a body of water (depth, currents etc) / aqueous / water-based (paint etc)
 shuǐ wēn water temperature
 shuǐ chí pond / pool / sink / washbasin
 Shuǐ zú collective term for aquatic animals
 shuǐ xì drainage system
 shuǐ xiāng water tank / radiator (automobile) / cistern / lavabo
 shuǐ líng vivid / full of life / fresh
 shuǐ liàng volume of water / quantity of flow
 shuǐ lù waterway
 shuǐ zhū droplet / dewdrop
 shuǐ dī drop
 shuǐ xiāng patchwork of waterways, esp. in Jiangsu / same as 江南水鄉|江南水乡[Jiang1 nan2 shui3 xiang1]
 shuǐ cǎo water plants / habitat with water source and grass
 shuǐ zhǒng (med.) edema / dropsy
 shuǐ xiān narcissus / daffodil / legendary aquatic immortal / refers to those buried at sea / person who wanders abroad and does not return
 shuǐ hǔ edge of the water / shore or sea, lake or river / seashore
 shuǐ wén hydrology
 shuǐ hú kettle / canteen / watering can
 shuǐ dào aqueduct / sewer
 shuǐ shēn depth (of waterway) / sounding
 shuǐ tǐ body of water
 Shuǐ xīng Mercury (planet)
 shuǐ dǐ underwater
 shuǐ huā splash / algal bloom / chickenpox (dialect)
 shuǐ lì water power / hydraulic / water conservancy / irrigation works
 Shuǐ chéng Shuicheng county in Liupanshui 六盤水|六盘水[Liu4 pan2 shui3], Guizhou
 shuǐ yín mercury / quicksilver
 shuǐ lù water and land / by water and land (transport) / amphibian / delicacies from land and sea
 shuǐ yùn waterborne transport
 shuǐ shēng aquatic (plant, animal)
 shuǐ biān edge of the water / waterside / shore (of sea, lake or river)
 shuǐ mò ink (used in painting)
 shuǐ pào bubble / blister
 shuǐ jiǎo boiled dumpling
 shuǐ tǒng bucket
 shuǐ jià water price
 shuǐ qì water vapor / steam
 shuǐ fèi water bill
 shuǐ bō wave / (water) ripple
 shuǐ shī navy (in Qing times)
 shuǐ biǎo water meter / indicator of water level
 shuǐ jiě hydrolysis (chemical reaction with water)
 shuǐ táng pool
 shuǐ jǐng (water) well
 shuǐ tǔ water and soil / surface water / natural environment (extended meaning) / climate
 shuǐ niú water buffalo
 shuǐ lóng hose / pipe / fire hose / (botany) water primrose (Jussiaea repens)
 shuǐ jūn navy (archaic)
 shuǐ cáo sink
 shuǐ zāi flood / flood damage
 shuǐ zhù stream of water (as from a fountain or a faucet) / jet of water
 shuǐ cǎi watercolor
 shuǐ mǔ jellyfish / medusa
 shuǐ yā water pressure
 shuǐ néng hydroelectric power
 shuǐ shén river God
 shuǐ qì water vapor / steam / moisture
 shuǐ tián paddy field / rice paddy
 shuǐ shān metasequoia
 shuǐ bīng enlisted sailor in navy
 shuǐ tán puddle / pool
 shuǐ tǎ water tower
 shuǐ gōu gutter / sewer
 shuǐ qiú water polo
 shuǐ qiāng water pistol (toy) / water gun / sprinkler / water cannon
 shuǐ gāng water jar
 shuǐ liáo hydrotherapy / aquatherapy
 shuǐ tóu hydraulic head / total head
 shuǐ niǎo water bird
 shuǐ bà dam / dike
 shuǐ qú canal
 shuǐ zhá sluice / water gate / waterlocks / floodgate / lock / dam
 shuǐ zì water spot / water stain / wet spot / damp patch / water damage
 shuǐ léi naval mine
 shuǐ pén basin
 shuǐ kēng puddle / water hole / sump
 shuǐ shé water snake
 shuǐ róng water soluble
 shuǐ dòu chickenpox / Varicella zoster (med.)
 shuǐ huàn flooding / water disaster
 shuǐ qín waterfowl
 shuǐ gòu limescale
 shuǐ yān shredded tobacco for water pipes
 shuǐ lún waterwheel / millwheel
 shuǐ pào blister
 shuǐ zhì leech
 shuǐ wā puddle
 shuǐ hé hydration reaction
 shuǐ xiù flowing sleeves (part of theatrical costume)
 shuǐ diāo mink (Mustela lutreola, M. vison)
 shuǐ tǎ otter
 shuǐ hài flood damage
  coast indentation / indentation
  hydrogenetic origin
 shuǐ bīng water ice (i.e. frozen H2O)
 shuǐ chǐ staff gauge
 shuǐ dàng pond
 shuǐ diàn water-pocket insert
 shuǐ fèi SCUBA (diving)
 shuǐ Fù Shuifu county in Zhaotong 昭通[Zhao1 tong1], Yunnan
 shuǐ huá algal bloom / algae bloom
 shuǐ jī moorhen (genus Gallinula) / gallinule / frog
 shuǐ jiè hydrosphere
 shuǐ kè smuggler, esp. of electronic goods from Macao or Hong Kong to Guangdong / boatman / fisherman / itinerant trader
 shuǐ lào waterlogging
 shuǐ láo prison cell containing water, in which prisoners are forced to be partly immersed
 shuǐ lì see 荸薺|荸荠[bi2 qi2]
 shuǐ liàng moist and glossy / wet look (of lipstick)
 Shuǐ lín Shuilin township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yun2 lin2 xian4], Taiwan
 shuǐ liù (bird species of China) water pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
鹿 shuǐ lù sambar (Cervus unicolor)
绿 shuǐ lu:4 light green
 shuǐ mǎ water-filled barrier
 shuǐ mù water screen (screen formed of sprayed water droplets, used for displaying projected images, for temperature control, or for air purification)
 shuǐ náng water bag
 shuǐ niǎn water mill
 shuǐ pào watergun
 shuǐ qī aquatic / living in water
 shuǐ quān the earth's ocean / the hydrosphere (geology)
 shuǐ quán water right
 shuǐ shāo well bucket / pail made of bamboo strips
 shuǐ sī (silver) of low purity / low grade
 shuǐ tīng steam (Shanghainese)
 shuǐ tún capybara
 shuǐ wén ripples
Approximate Results for 水
 guàn shuǐ to irrigate / to pour water into / to inject water into meat to increase its weight (plumping) / to cook the books / to post low-value messages (small talk etc) on Internet forums
 lèi shuǐ teardrop / tears
 xiāng shuǐ perfume / cologne
 kǒu shuǐ saliva
 fáng shuǐ waterproof
 wū shuǐ sewage
 liú shuǐ running water / (business) turnover
 shān shuǐ water from a mountain / mountains and rivers / scenery / landscape
 qīng shuǐ fresh water / drinking water / clear water
 hǎi shuǐ seawater
 yòng shuǐ water use
 rè shuǐ hot water
 gōng shuǐ to supply water
 xīn shuǐ salary / wage
 hàn shuǐ sweat / perspiration
 qián shuǐ to dive / to go under water / lurker (Internet slang for sb who reads forum posts but never replies)
 fēng shuǐ feng shui / geomancy
 Yǔ shuǐ Yushui or Rain Water, 2nd of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 19th February-5th March
 hóng shuǐ deluge / flood
 tiào shuǐ to dive (into water) / (sports) diving / to commit suicide by jumping into water / (fig.) (of stock prices etc) to fall dramatically
 kāi shuǐ boiled water / boiling water
 pái shuǐ to drain
 hé shuǐ river water
 yào shuǐ medicine in liquid form / bottled medicine / lotion
 lěng shuǐ cold water / unboiled water / fig. not yet ready (of plans)
 yǐn shuǐ drinking water
 xià shui offal / viscera / tripe
 xià shuǐ downstream / to go into the water / to put into water / to launch (a ship) / fig. to fall into bad ways / to lead astray / to go to pot
 mò shuǐ ink / CL:瓶[ping2]
 suō shuǐ to shrink (in the wash) / fig. to shrink (of profits etc)
 jié shuǐ to save water
 quán shuǐ spring water / CL:股[gu3]
 jiāng shuǐ river water
 qiū shuǐ limpid autumn waters (trad. description of girl's beautiful eyes)
 dàn shuǐ potable water (water with low salt content) / fresh water
 chū shuǐ to discharge water / to appear out of the water / to break the surface
 fèi shuǐ waste water / drain water / effluent
 quē shuǐ water shortage / dehydration
 tuō shuǐ to dry out / to extract water / dehydration / dehydrated / desiccation
 luò shuǐ to fall into water / to sink / overboard / fig. to degenerate / to sink (into depravity) / to go to the dogs
 bái shuǐ plain water
 jī shuǐ to collect water / to be covered with water / to pond / accumulated water / ponding
 cháo shuǐ tide
 jìn shuǐ to have water get in (one's ear, shoes etc) / to get flooded / inflow of water
 dī shuǐ water drop / dripping water
 jiāo shuǐ to water (plants etc)
 jǐ shuǐ water supply
 shēn shuǐ deepwater
 lòu shuǐ to leak (of water)
 jiàng shuǐ rain and snow / precipitation (meteorology)
 dà shuǐ flood
 jiǔ shuǐ beverage / a drink
 qì shuǐ soda / pop
 jiāo shuǐ glue
 Yán shuǐ Yanshui town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan
 diǎn shuǐ to skim / lightly touching the water (as the dragonfly in the idiom 蜻蜓點水|蜻蜓点水) / skin-deep
 liáng shuǐ cool water / unboiled water
 xù shuǐ water storage
 fàng shuǐ to turn on the water / to let water out / to throw a game (sports)
 wú shuǐ anhydrous (chemistry) / waterless / dehydrated
 bīng shuǐ iced water
 lù shuǐ dew / fig. short-lasting / ephemeral
 jìng shuǐ clean water / purified water
 yóu shuǐ grease / profit / ill-gotten gains
 qǔ shuǐ water intake / to obtain water (from a well etc)
 nì shuǐ to drown
 xuè shuǐ thin blood / watery blood
 dǎ shuǐ to draw water / to splash water
 fèi shuǐ boiling water
 xī shuǐ absorbent
 yǐn shuǐ to pilot a ship / to channel water / to draw water (for irrigation)
 zhōng shuǐ reclaimed water / recycled water
 tòu shuǐ permeable / percolation / water leak
 kǔ shuǐ bitter water (e.g. mineral water containing sulfates) / suffering / digestive fluids rising from stomach to the mouth / fig. bitter complaint
绿 lu:4 shuǐ green water / crystal-clear water
 táng shuǐ syrup / sweetened water / tong sui (sweet soup)
 Shàng shuǐ upper reaches (of a river) / to go upstream / to add some water / to water (a crop etc)
 Xiù shuǐ Hsiushui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 huò shuǐ source of calamity (esp. of women)
 zhù shuǐ to pour water into / to inject water into
 sǐ shuǐ stagnant water / backwater
 qiǎn shuǐ shallow water
 yín shuǐ sexual secretions
 shèng shuǐ holy water
 shèn shuǐ water seepage
 fù shuǐ ascites / ascitic fluid / hydroperitoneum (medicine)
 chī shuǐ drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
 nǎi shuǐ mother's milk
 lín shuǐ facing the water (favored location)
 tán shuǐ deep water
 shùn shuǐ with the current
 shēng shuǐ unboiled water
 Hàn shuǐ Han River (Hanshui)
 yóu shuǐ to swim
 lǔ shuǐ brine / bittern / marinade
 tiē shuǐ agio (charge for changing currency) / premium
 pō shuǐ to sprinkle / to spill water
 shāo shuǐ to heat water / to boil water
 yáng shuǐ amniotic fluid
 sǎ shuǐ to sprinkle
 tōng shuǐ to have running water (in a house etc)
 nài shuǐ waterproof
 zāng shuǐ dirty water / sewage
 chǔ shuǐ to store water
 gǔn shuǐ boiling water
 yuán shuǐ raw water / unpurified water
 hán shuǐ watery
 wèi shuǐ Wei River in Shaanxi through the Guanzhong 關中|关中 / plain
 huá shuǐ water skiing / to water-ski
 xián shuǐ salt water / brine
 ān shuǐ ammonia solution
 tiě shuǐ molten iron
 yú shuǐ fish and water (metaphor for an intimate relationship or inseparability)
 nì shuǐ against the current / upstream
 zhī shuǐ (dialect) juice
 gān shuǐ slop / swill
 kū shuǐ scarce water / low water level
 jí shuǐ to draw water
 qīng shuǐ light water (as opposed to heavy water) / see light water reactor 輕水反應堆|轻水反应堆
 huài shuǐ evil tricks
 zhǎng shuǐ rise of water level
 zhòng shuǐ heavy water (chemistry)
 zhù shuǐ catchment / feeding ground / gathering ground
 wáng shuǐ Aqua regia
 yìng shuǐ hard water
 yǎo shuǐ to bail (i.e. scoop water)
 xián shuǐ saliva
 cǎi shuǐ to tread water / to paddle or tramp in shallow water
 bí shuǐ nasal mucus / snivel
 chān shuǐ to dilute / to water down / watered down
 Chán shuǐ the Chanshui river in Henan
 chàn shuǐ to mix with water (wine) / to adulterate
 chá shuǐ tea prepared in large quantity using inexpensive tea leaves
 Chì shuǐ Chishui county level city in Zun'yi 遵義|遵义[Zun1 yi4], Guizhou
 Chóu Shuǐ old name of an unidentified river in Henan Province, mentioned by 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3]
 diē shuǐ drop of height in waterway / staircase of waterfalls
 Er4 shuǐ Erhshui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 è shuǐ dirty water / water that is unfit to drink / slops
 fǎn shuǐ turncoat / traitor
 Fēng shuǐ Feng River in Shaanxi 陝西|陕西, tributary of Wei River 渭水
 fēng shuǐ abundant water / high water level
 fèn shuǐ manure effluent
广 Guǎng shuǐ Guangshui county level city in Suizhou 隨州|随州[Sui2 zhou1], Hubei
 guà shuǐ to put sb on an intravenous drip
 guǐ shuǐ menstruation / woman's period
 Hēi shuǐ Heishui county (Tibetan: khro chu rdzong) in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture 阿壩藏族羌族自治州|阿坝藏族羌族自治州[A1 ba4 Zang4 zu2 Qiang1 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], northwest Sichuan
 Héng shuǐ Hengshui prefecture-level city in Hebei
 Hé shuǐ Heshui county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳[Qing4 yang2], Gansu
 Huáng shuǐ Huangshui River, upper reaches of the Yellow River 黃河|黄河[Huang2 He2], flowing through Qinghai and Gansu
 huáng shuǐ citrine (orange or yellow quartz SiO2) / yellow water / name of river in Henan

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