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  1. 什 is the 156th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 21 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (human), (ten)
Graphical :
=> , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. shen2 - what
  2. shen4 - what/very/extremely/any

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 什 (shen2): The component 十 is pronounced as 'shi2'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 什 (shen2): The component 亻 is pronounced as 'ren2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 什 (shen4): The component 十 is pronounced as 'shi2'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 什 (shen4): The component 亻 is pronounced as 'ren2'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

什么 (什麼)
为什么 (為什麼)

Medium Frequency

干什么 (幹甚麼)
没什么 (沒甚麼)
什么样 (甚麼樣)
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.