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)

知

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Meta:

  1. 知 is the 123rd most frequent character.
  2. 知 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 知 appears as a character in 99 words.
  4. 知 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
知 => 矢, 口
Radical :
知 => 矢 (arrow), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
知 => 丿, 一, 人, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhi1 - to know/to be aware

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 知 (zhi1): The component 矢 is pronounced as 'shi3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

知 
知道 

Medium Frequency

不为人知 (不為人知)
不知不觉 (不知不覺)
不知所措 
告知 
得知 
明知 
未知 
无知 (無知)
知名 
知己 
知心 
知情 
知识 (知識)
知足 
通知 

Appears In:

知 also appears in:

所

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Meta:

  1. 所 is the 54th most frequent character.
  2. 所 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 所 appears as a character in 102 words.
  4. 所 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
所 => 戶, 斤
Radical :
所 => 戶 (door/house), 斤 (axe)
Graphical :
所 => 丿, ㇒, 匚, 丿, ㇒, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. suo3 - actually/place/classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc/that which/particle introducing a relative clause or passive/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

所 
所以 
所有 

Medium Frequency

一无所有 (一無所有)
不知所措 
之所以 
前所未有 
场所 (場所)
厕所 (廁所)
所在 
所谓 (所謂)
畅所欲言 (暢所欲言)
有所 
派出所 
无所事事 (無所事事)
无所谓 (無所謂)
理所当然 (理所當然)
随心所欲 (隨心所欲)

措

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Meta:

  1. 措 is the 1146th most frequent character.
  2. 措 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 措 appears as a character in 17 words.
  4. 措 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
措 => 扌, 昔
Radical :
措 => 扌 (hand), 艹 (grass), 一 (one), 日 (sun/day)
Graphical :
措 => 亅, 二, 艹, 一, 口, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cuo4 - to handle/to manage/to put in order/to arrange/to administer/to execute/to take action on/to plan

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 措 (cuo4): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

不知所措 
措施 

Medium Frequency

失措 
手足无措 (手足無措)
措手不及 
措辞 (措辭)
无措 (無措)
举措 (舉措)
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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