北

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  1. 北 is the 315th most frequent character.
  2. 北 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 北 appears as a character in 143 words.
  4. 北 appears as a component in 15 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
北 => 匕
Radical :
北 => 北 (N/A)
Graphical :
北 => 北

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bei3 - north/to be defeated (classical)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 北 (bei3): The component 匕 is pronounced as 'bi3'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 北 (bei3): The component 北 is pronounced as 'bei3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

北 
北京 

Medium Frequency

北京人 
北京市 
北国 (北國)
北大 
北平 
北爱 (北愛)
北斗 
北方 
北极 (北極)
北极熊 (北極熊)
北欧 (北歐)
北海 
北海道 
北美 
北部 
北门 (北門)
北非 
南北 
台北 
天南地北 
东北 (東北)
东北亚 (東北亞)
江北 
河北 
河北省 
湖北 
湖北省 
华北 (華北)
西北 
西北部 

宋

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Meta:

  1. 宋 is the 988th most frequent character.
  2. 宋 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 宋 appears as a character in 16 words.
  4. 宋 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
宋 => 宀, 木
Radical :
宋 => 宀 (roof), 木 (tree)
Graphical :
宋 => 冖, 丶, 一, 丨, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Song4 - surname Song/the Song dynasty (960-1279)/also Song of the Southern dynasties 南朝宋 (420-479)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

宋 

Medium Frequency

北宋 
南宋 
宋代 
宋庆龄 (宋慶齡)
宋朝 
宋楚瑜 
宋江 
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.
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