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  1. 药 is the 661st most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 89 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (grass), (silk), (wrap), (dot)
Graphical :
=> , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yao4 - medicine/drug/cure/CL:種|种[zhong3],服[fu4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 药 (yao4): The component 约 is pronounced as 'yao1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 药 (yao4): The component 约 is pronounced as 'yue1'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 药 (yao4): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 药 (yao4): The component 勹 is pronounced as 'bao1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

中药 (中藥)
吃药 (吃藥)
山药 (山藥)
 ()
药店 (藥店)
药物 (藥物)

Medium Frequency

中草药 (中草藥)
入药 (入藥)
制药 (制藥)
吃错药 (吃錯藥)
安眠药 (安眠藥)
对症下药 (對症下藥)
弹药 (彈藥)
感冒药 (感冒藥)
服药 (服藥)
止痛药 (止痛藥)
毒药 (毒藥)
消炎药 (消炎藥)
泻药 (瀉藥)
火药 (火藥)
炸药 (炸藥)
无可救药 (無可救藥)
眼药水 (眼藥水)
膏药 (膏藥)
良药 (良藥)
芍药 (芍藥)
草药 (草藥)
药丸 (藥丸)
药剂 (藥劑)
药品 (藥品)
药局 (藥局)
药房 (藥房)
药方 (藥方)
药材 (藥材)
药水 (藥水)
药片 (藥片)
药瓶 (藥瓶)
药用 (藥用)
药监局 (藥監局)
药膏 (藥膏)
药膳 (藥膳)
补药 (補藥)
西药 (西藥)
解药 (解藥)
农药 (農藥)
退烧药 (退燒藥)
避孕药 (避孕藥)
医药 (醫藥)
开药 (開藥)
灵药 (靈藥)
麻药 (麻藥)
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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