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)

文

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Meta:

  1. 文 is the 148th most frequent character.
  2. 文 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 文 appears as a character in 227 words.
  4. 文 appears as a component in 38 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
文 => 亠, 乂
Radical :
文 => 文 (script/literature)
Graphical :
文 => 一, 丶, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Wen2 - surname Wen
  2. wen2 - language/culture/writing/formal/literary/gentle/(old) classifier for coins/Kangxi radical 118

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 文 (wen2): The component 文 is pronounced as 'wen2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

中文 
博文 
原文 
文 
文化 
文字 
文章 
文艺 (文藝)
英文 

Medium Frequency

一文不值 
三文鱼 (三文魚)
人文 
作文 
天文 
天文馆 (天文館)
散文 
文人 
文件 
文具 
文学 (文學)
文凭 (文憑)
文摘 
文昌 
文明 
文本 
文档 (文檔)
文物 
文献 (文獻)
文盲 
文科 
文笔 (文筆)
文采 
文静 (文靜)
文革 
斯文 
日文 
本文 
蔡英文 
语文 (語文)
论文 (論文)
达尔文 (達爾文)
铭文 (銘文)
韩文 (韓文)

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)

值

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Meta:

  1. 值 is the 600th most frequent character.
  2. 值 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 值 appears as a character in 54 words.
  4. 值 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
值 => 亻, 直
Radical :
值 => 亻 (human), 十 (ten), 目 (eye), 一 (one)
Graphical :
值 => ㇒, 丨, 一, 丨, 口, 二, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhi2 - value/(to be) worth/to happen to/to be on duty

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 值 (zhi2): The component 直 is pronounced as 'zhi2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 值 (zhi2): The component 十 is pronounced as 'shi2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 值 (zhi2): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

值 
值得 
价值 (價值)
充值 
充值卡 

Medium Frequency

值班 
值钱 (值錢)
价值观 (價值觀)
增值 
升值 (昇值)
贬值 (貶值)
超值 
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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