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  1. 短 is the 887th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 42 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (arrow), (bean)
Graphical :
=> 丿, , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. duan3 - short/brief/to lack/weak point/fault

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 短 (duan3): The component 豆 is pronounced as 'dou4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 
短信 

Medium Frequency

短暂 (短暫)
短期 
短片 
短袖 
短裤 (短褲)
简短 (簡短)
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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