不

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)

理

#Back to top

Meta:

  1. 理 is the 89th most frequent character.
  2. 理 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 理 appears as a character in 164 words.
  4. 理 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
理 => 王, 里
Radical :
理 => 王 (jade), 里 (village/mile)
Graphical :
理 => 一, 一, 丨, 一, 冂, 一, 丨, 一, 一, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. li3 - texture/grain (of wood)/inner essence/intrinsic order/reason/logic/truth/science/natural science (esp. physics)/to manage/to pay attention to/to run (affairs)/to handle/to put in order/to tidy up

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 理 (li3): The component 里 is pronounced as 'li3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

心理 
整理 
理 
理想 
理由 
理解 
管理 
处理 (處理)
护理 (護理)
道理 

Medium Frequency

不理 
代理 
修理 
伦理 (倫理)
助理 
原理 
合理 
哲理 
地理 
大理 
心安理得 
心理学 (心理學)
心理学家 (心理學家)
情理 
打理 
推理 
搭理 
料理 
明理 
梳理 
治理 
清理 
无理 (無理)
无理取闹 (無理取鬧)
物理 
理喻 
理工 
理念 
理性 
理所当然 (理所當然)
理智 
理会 (理會)
理直气壮 (理直氣壯)
理睬 
理科 
理论 (理論)
理财 (理財)
理发 (理髮)
理发师 (理髮師)
理发店 (理髮店)
生理 
真理 
管理员 (管理員)
纹理 (紋理)
经理 (經理)
总理 (總理)
总经理 (總經理)
自理 
处理器 (處理器)
调理 (調理)
讲理 (講理)
办理 (辦理)
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.