久

Meta:

  1. 久 is the 636th most frequent character.
  2. 久 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 久 appears as a character in 45 words.
  4. 久 appears as a component in 4 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
久 => 勹, ㇏
Radical :
久 => 勹 (wrap), ㇏ (N/A)
Graphical :
久 => ㇆, ㇒, ㇏

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jiu3 - (long) time/(long) duration of time

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

久 
好久 

Medium Frequency

不久 
久久 
久违 (久違)
久远 (久遠)
多久 
天长地久 (天長地久)
恒久 (恆久)
持久 
永久 
许久 (許久)
长久 (長久)

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久 also appears in:

而

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Meta:

  1. 而 is the 36th most frequent character.
  2. 而 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 而 appears as a character in 131 words.
  4. 而 appears as a component in 41 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
而 => 丆, 𦉫
Radical :
而 => 而 (beard)
Graphical :
而 => 一, 丿, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. er2 - and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates change of state)/(indicates contrast)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 而 (er2): The component 而 is pronounced as 'er2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

而 

Medium Frequency

反而 
因而 
从而 (從而)
然而 
而且 
而已 

久

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Meta:

  1. 久 is the 636th most frequent character.
  2. 久 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 久 appears as a character in 45 words.
  4. 久 appears as a component in 4 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
久 => 勹, ㇏
Radical :
久 => 勹 (wrap), ㇏ (N/A)
Graphical :
久 => ㇆, ㇒, ㇏

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jiu3 - (long) time/(long) duration of time

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

久 
好久 

Medium Frequency

不久 
久久 
久违 (久違)
久远 (久遠)
多久 
天长地久 (天長地久)
恒久 (恆久)
持久 
永久 
许久 (許久)
长久 (長久)

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久 also appears in:

之

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Meta:

  1. 之 is the 44th most frequent character.
  2. 之 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 之 appears as a character in 173 words.
  4. 之 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
之 => 𪜋, ㇝
Radical :
之 => 王 (jade), 丶 (dot), 戈 (spear), ㇝ (N/A)
Graphical :
之 => 一, 一, 丨, 一, 丶, 戈, ㇝

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhi1 - (possessive particle, literary equivalent of 的)/him/her/it

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 之 (zhi1): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'zhu3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

之 
之前 
之后 (之後)

Medium Frequency

一臂之力 
三分之一 
不败之地 (不敗之地)
久而久之 
之一 
之上 
之下 
之中 
之内 (之內)
之外 
之所以 
之间 (之間)
之际 (之際)
之类 (之類)
持之以恒 (持之以恆)
挥之不去 (揮之不去)
总之 (總之)

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之 also appears in:
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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