前

Meta:

  1. 前 is the 93rd most frequent character.
  2. 前 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 前 appears as a character in 137 words.
  4. 前 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
前 => 䒑, 刖
Radical :
前 => 丷 (eight/divide), 一 (one), 月 (moon), 刂 (knife)
Graphical :
前 => 丷, 一, 冂, 二, 亅, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qian2 - front/forward/ahead/ago/before/first/former/formerly/future/BC (e.g. 前293年)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

之前 
以前 
前 

Medium Frequency

前世 
前来 (前來)
前夕 
前夜 
前天 
前妻 
前年 
前往 
前后 (前後)
前所未有 
前提 
前方 
前景 
前期 
前程 
前者 
前辈 (前輩)
前途 
前进 (前進)
前面 
向前 
婚前 
往前 
从前 (從前)
提前 
日前 
此前 
当前 (當前)
目前 
眼前 
面前 

Appears In:

前 also appears in:

所

#Back to top

Meta:

  1. 所 is the 54th most frequent character.
  2. 所 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 所 appears as a character in 102 words.
  4. 所 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
所 => 戶, 斤
Radical :
所 => 戶 (door/house), 斤 (axe)
Graphical :
所 => 丿, ㇒, 匚, 丿, ㇒, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. suo3 - actually/place/classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc/that which/particle introducing a relative clause or passive/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

所 
所以 
所有 

Medium Frequency

一无所有 (一無所有)
不知所措 
之所以 
前所未有 
场所 (場所)
厕所 (廁所)
所在 
所谓 (所謂)
畅所欲言 (暢所欲言)
有所 
派出所 
无所事事 (無所事事)
无所谓 (無所謂)
理所当然 (理所當然)
随心所欲 (隨心所欲)

未

#Back to top

Meta:

  1. 未 is the 385th most frequent character.
  2. 未 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 未 appears as a character in 44 words.
  4. 未 appears as a component in 10 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
未 => 木, 一
Radical :
未 => 木 (tree), 一 (one)
Graphical :
未 => 一, 丨, 八, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. wei4 - not yet/did not/have not/not/8th earthly branch: 1-3 p.m., 6th solar month (7th July-6th August), year of the Sheep

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

未 
未来 (未來)

Medium Frequency

前所未有 
从未 (從未)
意犹未尽 (意猶未盡)
未婚 
未必 
未知 

有

#Back to top

Meta:

  1. 有 is the 8th most frequent character.
  2. 有 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 有 appears as a character in 238 words.
  4. 有 appears as a component in 12 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
有 => 𠂇, 月
Radical :
有 => 𠂇 (left hand), 月 (moon)
Graphical :
有 => 𠂇, 冂, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. you3 - to have/there is/there are/to exist/to be

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 有 (you3): The component 月 is pronounced as 'yue4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

有 
没有 (沒有)

Medium Frequency

具有 
只有 
含有 
唯有 
所有 
拥有 (擁有)
有些 
有意思 
有所 
有效 
有时 (有時)
有时候 (有時候)
有的 
有空 
有趣 
有钱 (有錢)
有关 (有關)
有限 
有点 (有點)
还有 (還有)
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.