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  1. 杆 is the 2008th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 29 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (tree), (dry)
Graphical :
=> , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. gan3 - stick/pole/lever/classifier for long objects such as guns

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 杆 (gan3): The component 干 is pronounced as 'gan4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 ()
栏杆 (欄杆)
铁杆 (鐵桿)
电线杆 (電線桿)

Medium Frequency

套马杆 (套馬桿)
拉杆 
推杆 (推桿)
挥杆 (揮桿)
摇杆 (搖桿)
旗杆 
杆子 (桿子)
桅杆 
杆秤 (桿秤)
杆菌 (桿菌)
枪杆子 (槍桿子)
杠杆 (槓桿)
标杆 (標杆)
立杆见影 (立杆見影)
笔杆 (筆桿)
肉毒杆菌 (肉毒桿菌)
电杆 (電桿)
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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