之

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)

Appears In:

之 also appears in:

一

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Meta:

  1. 一 is the 2nd most frequent character.
  2. 一 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 一 appears as a character in 433 words.
  4. 一 appears as a component in 68 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
一 => 一
Radical :
一 => 一 (one)
Graphical :
一 => 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yi1 - one/1/single/a (article)/as soon as/entire/whole/all/throughout/"one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 一 (yi1): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

一 
一下 
一起 

Medium Frequency

一一 
一下子 
一些 
一切 
一半 
一同 
一呼百应 (一呼百應)
一大早 
一如既往 
一定 
一手 
一旦 
一早 
一时 (一時)
一会 (一會)
一会儿 (一會兒)
一月 
一样 (一樣)
一生 
一直 
一举 (一舉)
一般 
一路 
一辈子 (一輩子)
一边 (一邊)
一点 (一點)
一点点 (一點點)
之一 
初一 
唯一 
在一起 
第一 
周一 (週一)
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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