代

Meta:

  1. 代 is the 174th most frequent character.
  2. 代 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 代 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 代 appears as a component in 7 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
代 => 亻, 弋
Radical :
代 => 亻 (human), 弋 (arrow)
Graphical :
代 => ㇒, 丨, 弋

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. dai4 - to substitute/to act on behalf of others/to replace/generation/dynasty/age/period/(historical) era/(geological) eon

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

代 
代表 
古代 
年代 
时代 (時代)
现代 (現代)

Medium Frequency

世代 
交代 
代价 (代價)
代名词 (代名詞)
代替 
代沟 (代溝)
代理 
代码 (代碼)
代考 
代表团 (代表團)
代言 
代言人 
代谢 (代謝)
代购 (代購)
取代 
后代 (後代)
新生代 
新陈代谢 (新陳代謝)
替代 
朝代 
现代化 (現代化)
当代 (當代)
马尔代夫 (馬爾代夫)

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理

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Meta:

  1. 理 is the 89th most frequent character.
  2. 理 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 理 appears as a character in 164 words.
  4. 理 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
理 => 王, 里
Radical :
理 => 王 (jade), 里 (village/mile)
Graphical :
理 => 一, 一, 丨, 一, 冂, 一, 丨, 一, 一, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. li3 - texture/grain (of wood)/inner essence/intrinsic order/reason/logic/truth/science/natural science (esp. physics)/to manage/to pay attention to/to run (affairs)/to handle/to put in order/to tidy up

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 理 (li3): The component 里 is pronounced as 'li3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

心理 
整理 
理 
理想 
理由 
理解 
管理 
处理 (處理)
护理 (護理)
道理 

Medium Frequency

不理 
代理 
修理 
伦理 (倫理)
助理 
原理 
合理 
哲理 
地理 
大理 
心安理得 
心理学 (心理學)
心理学家 (心理學家)
情理 
打理 
推理 
搭理 
料理 
明理 
梳理 
治理 
清理 
无理 (無理)
无理取闹 (無理取鬧)
物理 
理喻 
理工 
理念 
理性 
理所当然 (理所當然)
理智 
理会 (理會)
理直气壮 (理直氣壯)
理睬 
理科 
理论 (理論)
理财 (理財)
理发 (理髮)
理发师 (理髮師)
理发店 (理髮店)
生理 
真理 
管理员 (管理員)
纹理 (紋理)
经理 (經理)
总理 (總理)
总经理 (總經理)
自理 
处理器 (處理器)
调理 (調理)
讲理 (講理)
办理 (辦理)

商

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Meta:

  1. 商 is the 402nd most frequent character.
  2. 商 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 商 appears as a character in 109 words.
  4. 商 appears as a component in 3 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
商 => No glyph available, 冏
Radical :
商 => 亠 (lid), 丷 (eight/divide), 冂 (upside down box), 八 (eight/divide), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
商 => 一, 丶, 丷, 冂, 八, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shang1 - the Shang dynasty, 16th to 11th century BC
  2. shang1 - commerce/to consult/quotient/2nd note in pentatonic scale

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

商务 (商務)
商品 
商城 
商场 (商場)
商业 (商業)
情商 
智商 

Medium Frequency

代理商 
供应商 (供應商)
券商 
协商 (協商)
台商 
商 
商丘 
商人 
商务部 (商務部)
商报 (商報)
商女 
商学院 (商學院)
商家 
商店 
商户 (商戶)
商会 (商會)
商业化 (商業化)
商标 (商標)
商机 (商機)
商界 
商铺 (商舖)
商贸 (商貿)
商量 
奸商 
工商 
厂商 (廠商)
批发商 (批發商)
招商 
经商 (經商)
经销商 (經銷商)
制造商 (製造商)
运营商 (運營商)
开发商 (開發商)

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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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