一

Meta:

  1. 一 is the 2nd most frequent character.
  2. 一 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 一 appears as a character in 433 words.
  4. 一 appears as a component in 68 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
一 => 一
Radical :
一 => 一 (one)
Graphical :
一 => 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yi1 - one/1/single/a (article)/as soon as/entire/whole/all/throughout/"one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 一 (yi1): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

一 
一下 
一起 

Medium Frequency

一一 
一下子 
一些 
一切 
一半 
一同 
一呼百应 (一呼百應)
一大早 
一如既往 
一定 
一手 
一旦 
一早 
一时 (一時)
一会 (一會)
一会儿 (一會兒)
一月 
一样 (一樣)
一生 
一直 
一举 (一舉)
一般 
一路 
一辈子 (一輩子)
一边 (一邊)
一点 (一點)
一点点 (一點點)
之一 
初一 
唯一 
在一起 
第一 
周一 (週一)

同

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Meta:

  1. 同 is the 69th most frequent character.
  2. 同 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 同 appears as a character in 148 words.
  4. 同 appears as a component in 20 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
同 => 冂, 𠮛
Radical :
同 => 冂 (upside down box), 一 (one), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
同 => 冂, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. tong2 - like/same/similar/together/alike/with
  2. tong4 - see 衚衕|胡同[hu2 tong4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

不同 
共同 
同 
同事 
同学 (同學)
同时 (同時)
同样 (同樣)

Medium Frequency

一同 
共同点 (共同點)
合同 
同仁 
同伴 
同居 
同志 
同性 
同性恋 (同性戀)
同情 
同意 
同感 
同桌 
同步 
同盟 
同胞 
同行 
同道 
同龄 (同齡)
大同 
如同 
志同道合 
感同身受 
相同 
胡同 
与众不同 (與眾不同)
认同 (認同)
赞同 (讚同)
陪同 
党同伐异 (黨同伐異)
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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.