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:

间

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Meta:

  1. 间 is the 135th most frequent character.
  2. 间 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 间 appears as a character in 82 words.
  4. 间 appears as a component in 4 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
间 => 门, 日
Radical :
间 => 门 (gate), 日 (sun/day)
Graphical :
间 => 丶, 丨, ㇆, 口, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jian1 - between/among/within a definite time or space/room/section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars/classifier for rooms
  2. jian4 - gap/to separate/to thin out (seedlings)/to sow discontent

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

之间 (之間)
夜间 (夜間)
房间 (房間)
时间 (時間)
瞬间 (瞬間)
空间 (空間)
间 (間)

Medium Frequency

世间 (世間)
中间 (中間)
人间 (人間)
晚间 (晚間)
期间 (期間)
民间 (民間)
突然间 (突然間)
卫生间 (衛生間)
开间 (開間)
间断 (間斷)
间谍 (間諜)

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间 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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