菖

Meta:

  1. 菖 is the 5168th most frequent character.
  2. 菖 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 菖 appears as a character in 1 word.
  4. 菖 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
菖 => 艹, 昌
Radical :
菖 => 艹 (grass), 昌 (N/A)
Graphical :
菖 => 艹, 昌

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. chang1 - see 菖蒲[chang1 pu2]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 菖 (chang1): The component 昌 is pronounced as 'chang1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

Medium Frequency

菖蒲 

蒲

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Meta:

  1. 蒲 is the 2339th most frequent character.
  2. 蒲 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 蒲 appears as a character in 14 words.
  4. 蒲 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
蒲 => 艹, 浦
Radical :
蒲 => 艹 (grass), 氵 (water), 十 (ten), 用 (use), 丶 (dot)
Graphical :
蒲 => 艹, ⺀, ㇀, 一, 丨, 冂, 二, 丨, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Pu2 - surname Pu/old place name
  2. pu2 - refers to various monocotyledonous flowering plants including Acorus calamus and Typha orientalis/common cattail/bullrush

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 蒲 (pu2): The component 浦 is pronounced as 'pu3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 蒲 (pu2): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'zhu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

蒲公英 

Medium Frequency

蒲 
蒲剧 (蒲劇)
蒲团 (蒲團)
蒲扇 
蒲江 
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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