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  1. 惨 is the 1528th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 25 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (heart), (private), (big), (bristle/beard)
Graphical :
=> , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. can3 - miserable/wretched/cruel/inhuman/seriously/badly/tragic

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 惨 (can3): The component 彡 is pronounced as 'shan1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 ()
惨遭 (慘遭)

Medium Frequency

悲惨 (悲慘)
凄惨 (悽慘)
惨不忍睹 (慘不忍睹)
惨淡 (慘淡)
惨烈 (慘烈)
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.