优

Meta:

  1. 优 is the 773rd most frequent character.
  2. 优 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 优 appears as a character in 35 words.
  4. 优 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
优 => 亻, 尤
Radical :
优 => 亻 (human), 尢 (lame), 丶 (dot)
Graphical :
优 => ㇒, 丨, 𠂇, 乚, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. you1 - excellent/superior

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 优 (you1): The component 尤 is pronounced as 'you2'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

优先 (優先)
优惠 (優惠)
优惠券 (優惠券)
优秀 (優秀)
优雅 (優雅)
优点 (優點)

Medium Frequency

优 (優)
优势 (優勢)
优化 (優化)
优异 (優異)
优盘 (優盤)
优美 (優美)
优良 (優良)
优质 (優質)
优越 (優越)
优酷 (優酷)
葛优 (葛優)

先

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Meta:

  1. 先 is the 188th most frequent character.
  2. 先 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 先 appears as a character in 72 words.
  4. 先 appears as a component in 11 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
先 => ⺧, 儿
Radical :
先 => ⺧ (cow), 儿 (legs)
Graphical :
先 => ⺧, 丿, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xian1 - early/prior/former/in advance/first

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

先 
先生 

Medium Frequency

事先 
优先 (優先)
先后 (先後)
先进 (先進)
先锋 (先鋒)
抢先 (搶先)
祖先 
领先 (領先)
首先 
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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