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:

叶

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Meta:

  1. 叶 is the 918th most frequent character.
  2. 叶 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 叶 appears as a character in 60 words.
  4. 叶 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
叶 => 口, 十
Radical :
叶 => 口 (mouth), 十 (ten)
Graphical :
叶 => 口, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xie2 - to be in harmony
  2. Ye4 - surname Ye
  3. ye4 - leaf/page/lobe/(historical) period

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

叶 
茶叶 (茶葉)
叶子 (葉子)
金枝玉叶 (金枝玉葉)

Medium Frequency

三叶草 (三葉草)
朱丽叶 (朱麗葉)
枝叶 (枝葉)
枯叶 (枯葉)
枫叶 (楓葉)
树叶 (樹葉)
秋叶 (秋葉)
红叶 (紅葉)
绿叶 (綠葉)
茶叶蛋 (茶葉蛋)
落叶 (落葉)
落叶归根 (落葉歸根)
叶问 (葉問)
叶片 (葉片)
叶酸 (葉酸)
香叶 (香葉)

草

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Meta:

  1. 草 is the 787th most frequent character.
  2. 草 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 草 appears as a character in 97 words.
  4. 草 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
草 => 艹, 早
Radical :
草 => 艹 (grass), 日 (sun/day), 十 (ten)
Graphical :
草 => 艹, 口, 一, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cao3 - grass/straw/manuscript/draft (of a document)/careless/rough/CL:棵[ke1],撮[zuo3],株[zhu1],根[gen1]
  2. cao4 - variant of 肏[cao4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao3): The component 早 is pronounced as 'zao3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao3): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao4): The component 早 is pronounced as 'zao3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao4): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

草 
草根 
草莓 

Medium Frequency

三叶草 (三葉草)
仙草 
拈花惹草 
本草 
校草 
烟草 (煙草)
甘草 
皮草 
稻草 
稻草人 
粮草 (糧草)
花草 
草包 
草原 
草丛 (草叢)
草地 
草坪 
草帽 
草木 
草本 
草泥马 (草泥馬)
草率 
草稿 
草草 
薰衣草 
虫草 (蟲草)
野草 
杂草 (雜草)
青草 
香草 
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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