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  1. 柴 is the 1978th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 14 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (stop), (spoon), (tree)
Graphical :
=> , , , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Chai2 - surname Chai
  2. chai2 - firewood/lean (of meat)/thin (of a person)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 
火柴 

Medium Frequency

劈柴 
柴可夫斯基 
柴油 
柴火 
柴米油盐 (柴米油鹽)

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  1. 米 is the 575th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 97 words.
  4. appears as a component in 158 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (rice)
Graphical :
=> , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Mi3 - surname Mi
  2. mi3 - rice/CL:粒[li4]/meter (classifier)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 米 (mi3): The component 木 is pronounced as 'mu4'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 米 (mi3): The component 米 is pronounced as 'mi3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 
虾米 (蝦米)

Medium Frequency

厘米 (釐米)
大米 
小米 
平方米 
平米 
提拉米苏 (提拉米蘇)
柴米油盐 (柴米油鹽)
毫米 
爆米花 
玉米 
米粉 
米粒 
米粥 
米线 (米線)
米老鼠 
米兰 (米蘭)
米饭 (米飯)
糙米 
糯米 
糯米粉 
纳米 (納米)
美索不达米亚 (美索不達米亞)
花生米 
薏米 
西米 

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Meta:

  1. 油 is the 946th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 134 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (water), (two), (line), (container)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. you2 - oil/fat/grease/petroleum/to apply tung oil, paint or varnish/oily/greasy/glib/cunning

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 油 (you2): The component 由 is pronounced as 'you2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

加油 
 

Medium Frequency

加油站 
原油 
奶油 
指甲油 
柴米油盐 (柴米油鹽)
橄榄油 (橄欖油)
机油 (機油)
汽油 
油价 (油價)
油光 
油条 (油條)
油漆 
油炸 
油田 
油画 (油畫)
油脂 
油腻 (油膩)
油菜 
油锅 (油鍋)
油门 (油門)
油饼 (油餅)
牛油 
石油 
色拉油 
蚝油 (蠔油)
猪油 (豬油)
酱油 (醬油)
香油 
麻油 
黄油 (黃油)

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Meta:

  1. 盐 is the 1882nd most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 32 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (earth), (divination), (dish)
Graphical :
=> , , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yan2 - salt/CL:粒[li4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 ()

Medium Frequency

亚硝酸盐 (亞硝酸鹽)
柴米油盐 (柴米油鹽)
海盐 (海鹽)
无机盐 (無機鹽)
粗盐 (粗鹽)
食盐 (食鹽)
盐城 (鹽城)
盐水 (鹽水)
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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