三

Meta:

  1. 三 is the 125th most frequent character.
  2. 三 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 三 appears as a character in 156 words.
  4. 三 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
三 => 一, 二
Radical :
三 => 一 (one), 二 (two)
Graphical :
三 => 一, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. San1 - surname San
  2. san1 - three/3

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

三 

Medium Frequency

三亚 (三亞)
三分之一 
三十 
三岔口 
三峡 (三峽)
三文鱼 (三文魚)
三星 
三更半夜 
三月 
三生有幸 
三角 
三里屯 
初三 
十三 
年三十 
星期三 
周三 (週三)

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三 also appears in:

叉

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Meta:

  1. 叉 is the 2226th most frequent character.
  2. 叉 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 叉 appears as a character in 18 words.
  4. 叉 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
叉 => 又, 丶
Radical :
叉 => 又 (right hand), 丶 (dot)
Graphical :
叉 => ㇇, ㇏, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cha1 - fork/pitchfork/prong/pick/cross/intersect/"X"
  2. cha2 - to cross/be stuck
  3. cha3 - to diverge/to open (as legs)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

交叉 
叉烧 (叉燒)

Medium Frequency

交叉口 
交叉点 (交叉點)
刀叉 
分叉 
劈叉 
叉 
叉子 
叉车 (叉車)
夜叉 
犬夜叉 

Appears In:

叉 also appears in:

戟

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Meta:

  1. 戟 is the 3718th most frequent character.
  2. 戟 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 戟 appears as a character in 3 words.
  4. 戟 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
戟 => 龺, 戈
Radical :
戟 => 十 (ten), 日 (sun/day), 十 (ten), 戈 (spear)
Graphical :
戟 => 一, 丨, 口, 一, 一, 丨, 戈

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ji3 - halberd/long handled weapon with pointed tip and crescent blade/combined spear and battle-ax

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 戟 (ji3): The component 十 is pronounced as 'shi2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 戟 (ji3): The component 日 is pronounced as 'ri4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

Medium Frequency

三叉戟 
巴戟 
逆戟鲸 (逆戟鯨)
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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