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)

成

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Meta:

  1. 成 is the 59th most frequent character.
  2. 成 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 成 appears as a character in 187 words.
  4. 成 appears as a component in 8 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
成 => 万, 戈
Radical :
成 => 一 (one), 丿 (bend), ㇆ (N/A), 戈 (spear)
Graphical :
成 => 一, 丿, ㇆, 戈

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Cheng2 - surname Cheng
  2. cheng2 - to succeed/to finish/to complete/to accomplish/to become/to turn into/to be all right/OK!/one tenth

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

完成 
成 
成功 
成就 
成为 (成為)
成长 (成長)

Medium Frequency

切成 
合成 
建成 
形成 
成交 
成人 
成全 
成分 
成名 
成员 (成員)
成年 
成日 
成本 
成果 
成熟 
成真 
成立 
成绩 (成績)
成绩单 (成績單)
成语 (成語)
成都 
成龙 (成龍)
改成 
构成 (構成)
当成 (當成)
看成 
组成 (組成)
变成 (變成)
造成 
达成 (達成)
养成 (養成)

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成 also appears in:

不

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Meta:

  1. 不 is the 4th most frequent character.
  2. 不 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 不 appears as a character in 752 words.
  4. 不 appears as a component in 13 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
不 => 丆, 卜
Radical :
不 => 一 (one), 丿 (bend), 卜 (divination)
Graphical :
不 => 一, 丿, 丨, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bu4 - (negative prefix)/not/no

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 不 (bu4): The component 卜 is pronounced as 'bo5'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 不 (bu4): The component 卜 is pronounced as 'bu3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

不 

Medium Frequency

不久 
不但 
不仅 (不僅)
不到 
不同 
不堪 
不如 
不妨 
不安 
不少 
不已 
不幸 
不得不 
不得了 
不愧 
不舍 (不捨)
不断 (不斷)
不时 (不時)
不止 
不渝 
不满 (不滿)
不为人知 (不為人知)
不然 
不爽 
不理 
不用 
不知不觉 (不知不覺)
不知所措 
不禁 
不管 
不至于 (不至於)
不良 
不见 (不見)
不许 (不許)
不论 (不論)
不足 
不过 (不過)
不错 (不錯)
并不 (並不)
了不起 
只不过 (只不過)
合不拢嘴 (合不攏嘴)
吕不韦 (呂不韋)
好不容易 
对不起 (對不起)
差不多 
怪不得 
意想不到 
与众不同 (與眾不同)
说不定 (說不定)

變

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Meta:

  1. 變 is the 225th most frequent character.
  2. 變 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 變 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 變 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
變 => 䜌, ⺙
Radical :
變 => 糹 (silk), 糸 (silk), 言 (speech), ⺙ (knock)
Graphical :
變 => ㇛, 丶, 丶, ㇛, 丶, 亅, 八, 一, 丶, 二, 口, 丿, 一, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bian4 - to change/to become different/to transform/to vary/rebellion

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

多变 (多變)
改变 (改變)
变 (變)
变化 (變化)
变得 (變得)
变态 (變態)
变成 (變成)

Medium Frequency

一成不变 (一成不變)
事变 (事變)
善变 (善變)
应变 (應變)
会变 (會變)
演变 (演變)
突变 (突變)
蜕变 (蛻變)
变动 (變動)
变坏 (變壞)
变天 (變天)
变幻 (變幻)
变形 (變形)
变心 (變心)
变性 (變性)
变换 (變換)
变数 (變數)
变暖 (變暖)
变更 (變更)
变样 (變樣)
变为 (變為)
变异 (變異)
变相 (變相)
变硬 (變硬)
变脸 (變臉)
变色 (變色)
变质 (變質)
变迁 (變遷)
变革 (變革)
变黑 (變黑)
转变 (轉變)
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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