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  1. 牛 is the 1016th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 78 words.
  4. appears as a component in 78 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> No glyph available,
Radical :
=> (cow)
Graphical :
=> , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Niu2 - surname Niu
  2. niu2 - ox/cow/bull/CL:條|条[tiao2],頭|头[tou2]/(slang) awesome

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 牛 (niu2): The component 牛 is pronounced as 'niu2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 
牛奶 
金牛 
金牛座 

Medium Frequency

伏牛山 
公牛 
吹牛 
奶牛 
斗牛 (鬥牛)
牛仔 
牛仔裤 (牛仔褲)
牛排 
牛皮 
牛肉 
牛肉面 (牛肉麵)
牛腩 
牛蛙 
牛逼 
牛郎 
蒙牛 (矇牛)
蜗牛 (蝸牛)
黄牛 (黃牛)

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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)
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.