钩

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  1. 钩 is the 2249th most frequent character.
  2. 钩 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 钩 appears as a character in 17 words.
  4. 钩 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
钩 => 钅, 勾
Radical :
钩 => 钅 (metal/gold), 勹 (wrap), 厶 (private)
Graphical :
钩 => 丿, 一, 乚, 二, ㇆, ㇒, ㇛, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. gou1 - variant of 鉤|钩, hook/barb
  2. gou1 - to hook/to sew/to crochet/hook/check mark or tick/window catch

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 钩 (gou1): The component 勾 is pronounced as 'gou1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 钩 (gou1): The component 勾 is pronounced as 'gou1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 钩 (gou1): The component 勾 is pronounced as 'gou4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

上钩 (上鉤)
挂钩 (掛鉤)
钩 (鈎)

Medium Frequency

倒钩 (倒鉤)
拉钩 (拉鉤)
脱钩 (脫鉤)
衣钩 (衣鉤)
钩住 (鉤住)
钩儿 (鉤兒)
钩子 (鉤子)
钩心斗角 (鉤心鬥角)
铁钩 (鐵鈎)
鱼钩 (魚鉤)

住

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Meta:

  1. 住 is the 309th most frequent character.
  2. 住 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 住 appears as a character in 78 words.
  4. 住 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
住 => 亻, 主
Radical :
住 => 亻 (human), 王 (jade), 丶 (dot)
Graphical :
住 => ㇒, 丨, 一, 一, 丨, 一, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhu4 - to live/to dwell/to stay/to reside/to stop/(suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 住 (zhu4): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'zhu3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

住 

Medium Frequency

住宅 
住房 
住院 
入住 
居住 
抓住 
挂住 (掛住)
握住 
留住 
记住 (記住)
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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