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  1. 砂 is the 2707th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 19 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (stone), (small), 丿 (bend)
Graphical :
=> , 丿, , , , 丿

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. sha1 - sand/gravel/granule

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 砂 (sha1): The component 石 is pronounced as 'shi2'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 砂 (sha1): The component 少 is pronounced as 'shao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 砂 (sha1): The component 少 is pronounced as 'shao4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 

Medium Frequency

朱砂 (硃砂)
砂岩 
砂糖 
砂锅 (砂鍋)
磨砂 
磨砂膏 
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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