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)

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之 also appears in:

前

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Meta:

  1. 前 is the 93rd most frequent character.
  2. 前 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 前 appears as a character in 137 words.
  4. 前 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
前 => 䒑, 刖
Radical :
前 => 丷 (eight/divide), 一 (one), 月 (moon), 刂 (knife)
Graphical :
前 => 丷, 一, 冂, 二, 亅, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qian2 - front/forward/ahead/ago/before/first/former/formerly/future/BC (e.g. 前293年)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

之前 
以前 
前 

Medium Frequency

前世 
前来 (前來)
前夕 
前夜 
前天 
前妻 
前年 
前往 
前后 (前後)
前所未有 
前提 
前方 
前景 
前期 
前程 
前者 
前辈 (前輩)
前途 
前进 (前進)
前面 
向前 
婚前 
往前 
从前 (從前)
提前 
日前 
此前 
当前 (當前)
目前 
眼前 
面前 

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前 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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