優

Meta:

  1. 優 is the 773rd most frequent character.
  2. 優 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 優 appears as a character in 36 words.
  4. 優 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
優 => 亻, 憂
Radical :
優 => 亻 (human), 一 (one), 丿 (bend), 月 (moon), 冖 (cover), 心 (heart), 夂 (go)
Graphical :
優 => ㇒, 丨, 一, 丿, 冂, 二, 冖, 𠁼, ㇃, ㇇, ㇏, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. you1 - excellent/superior

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 優 (you1): The component 憂 is pronounced as 'you1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 優 (you1): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 優 (you1): The component 月 is pronounced as 'yue4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

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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