保

Meta:

  1. 保 is the 266th most frequent character.
  2. 保 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 保 appears as a character in 126 words.
  4. 保 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
保 => 亻, 呆
Radical :
保 => 亻 (human), 口 (mouth), 木 (tree)
Graphical :
保 => ㇒, 丨, 口, 一, 丨, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Bao3 - Bulgaria/Bulgarian/abbr. for 保加利亞|保加利亚[Bao3 jia1 li4 ya4]
  2. bao3 - to defend/to protect/to insure or guarantee/to maintain/hold or keep/to guard

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

保佑 
保持 
保暖 
保证 (保證)
保护 (保護)

Medium Frequency

保 
保住 
保健 
保姆 
保存 
保守 
保安 
保定 
保密 
保时捷 (保時捷)
保温 (保溫)
保湿 (保濕)
保留 
保管 
保罗 (保羅)
保卫 (保衛)
保护区 (保護區)
保质期 (保質期)
保重 
保镖 (保鏢)
保障 
保险 (保險)
保养 (保養)
保鲜膜 (保鮮膜)
担保 (擔保)
环保 (環保)
确保 (確保)
社保 

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持

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Meta:

  1. 持 is the 357th most frequent character.
  2. 持 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 持 appears as a character in 38 words.
  4. 持 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
持 => 扌, 寺
Radical :
持 => 扌 (hand), 土 (earth), 寸 (thumb)
Graphical :
持 => 亅, 二, 一, 丨, 一, 𠂇, 亅, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. chi2 - to hold/to grasp/to support/to maintain/to persevere/to manage/to run (i.e. administer)/to control

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 持 (chi2): The component 寺 is pronounced as 'si4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

坚持 (堅持)
支持 

Medium Frequency

主持 
主持人 
保持 
持 
持续 (持續)
维持 (維持)
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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