1. 任 is the 186th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 78 words.
  4. appears as a component in 9 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (human), (N/A), (scholar)
Graphical :
=> , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Ren4 - surname Ren
  2. ren4 - to assign/to appoint/to take up a post/office/responsibility/to let/to allow/to give free rein to/no matter (how, what etc)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 任 (ren4): The component 壬 is pronounced as 'ren2'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

任务 (任務)
责任 (責任)

Medium Frequency

任选 (任選)
担任 (擔任)
责任心 (責任心)
责任感 (責任感)
连任 (連任)

Appears In:

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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.