两

Meta:

  1. 两 is the 133rd most frequent character.
  2. 两 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 两 appears as a character in 29 words.
  4. 两 appears as a component in 3 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
两 => 一, No glyph available
Radical :
两 => 一 (one), 从 (N/A), 冂 (upside down box)
Graphical :
两 => 一, 从, 冂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. liang3 - two/both/some/a few/tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty 斤[jin1] (old)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

两 (兩)

Medium Frequency

Appears In:

两 also appears in:

肋

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Meta:

  1. 肋 is the 3318th most frequent character.
  2. 肋 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 肋 appears as a character in 5 words.
  4. 肋 appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
肋 => 月, 力
Radical :
肋 => 月 (moon), 力 (power/force)
Graphical :
肋 => 冂, 二, ㇆, 丿

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. lei4 - rib/Taiwan pr. [le4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 肋 (lei4): The component 力 is pronounced as 'li4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

肋骨 
鸡肋 (雞肋)

Medium Frequency

两肋插刀 (兩肋插刀)

Appears In:

肋 also appears in:

插

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Meta:

  1. 插 is the 1493rd most frequent character.
  2. 插 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 插 appears as a character in 30 words.
  4. 插 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
插 => 扌, 臿
Radical :
插 => 扌 (hand), ㇒ (N/A), 十 (ten), 臼 (mortar)
Graphical :
插 => 亅, 二, ㇒, 一, 丨, 臼

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cha1 - to insert/stick in/pierce/to take part in/to interfere/to interpose

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 插 (cha1): The component 臿 is pronounced as 'cha1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

插 

Medium Frequency

插上 
插件 
插入 
插座 
插曲 
插画 (插畫)
插花 
插队 (插隊)
插头 (插頭)
穿插 

刀

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Meta:

  1. 刀 is the 1065th most frequent character.
  2. 刀 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 刀 appears as a character in 64 words.
  4. 刀 appears as a component in 392 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
刀 => ㇆, 丿
Radical :
刀 => 刀 (knife)
Graphical :
刀 => ㇆, 丿

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Dao1 - surname Dao
  2. dao1 - knife/blade/single-edged sword/cutlass/CL:把[ba3]/classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 刀 (dao1): The component 刀 is pronounced as 'dao1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

刀 
菜刀 

Medium Frequency

借刀杀人 (借刀殺人)
两肋插刀 (兩肋插刀)
刀具 
刀子 
刀郎 
刀锋 (刀鋒)
剃须刀 (剃鬚刀)
剪刀 
大刀 
小刀 
螺丝刀 (螺絲刀)
军刀 (軍刀)
镰刀 (鐮刀)
开刀 (開刀)

Appears In:

刀 also appears in:
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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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