北

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  1. 北 is the 315th most frequent character.
  2. 北 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 北 appears as a character in 143 words.
  4. 北 appears as a component in 15 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
北 => 匕
Radical :
北 => 北 (N/A)
Graphical :
北 => 北

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bei3 - north/to be defeated (classical)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 北 (bei3): The component 匕 is pronounced as 'bi3'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 北 (bei3): The component 北 is pronounced as 'bei3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

北 
北京 

Medium Frequency

北京人 
北京市 
北国 (北國)
北大 
北平 
北爱 (北愛)
北斗 
北方 
北极 (北極)
北极熊 (北極熊)
北欧 (北歐)
北海 
北海道 
北美 
北部 
北门 (北門)
北非 
南北 
台北 
天南地北 
东北 (東北)
东北亚 (東北亞)
江北 
河北 
河北省 
湖北 
湖北省 
华北 (華北)
西北 
西北部 

冰

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  1. 冰 is the 1068th most frequent character.
  2. 冰 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 冰 appears as a character in 85 words.
  4. 冰 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
冰 => 冫, 水
Radical :
冰 => 冫 (ice), 水 (water)
Graphical :
冰 => 丶, ㇀, 亅, ㇇, 冫

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bing1 - ice/CL:塊|块[kuai4]/methamphetamine (slang)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 冰 (bing1): The component 冫 is pronounced as 'bing1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

冰 
冰冷 
冰山 
冰箱 

Medium Frequency

冰冻 (冰凍)
冰块 (冰塊)
冰天雪地 
冰封 
冰岛 (冰島)
冰川 
冰棍 
冰水 
冰河 
冰凉 (冰涼)
冰淇淋 
冰激凌 
冰灯 (冰燈)
冰糖 
冰糖葫芦 (冰糖葫蘆)
冰花 
冰镇 (冰鎮)
冰雕 
冰雪 
冰雹 
李冰冰 
溜冰 
滑冰 
结冰 (結冰)

洋

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  1. 洋 is the 801st most frequent character.
  2. 洋 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 洋 appears as a character in 71 words.
  4. 洋 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
洋 => 氵, 羊
Radical :
洋 => 氵 (water), 羊 (sheep)
Graphical :
洋 => ⺀, ㇀, 一, 二, 丨, 丷

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yang2 - ocean/vast/foreign/silver dollar or coin

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 洋 (yang2): The component 羊 is pronounced as 'yang2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

大洋 
太平洋 
洋 
洋气 (洋氣)
洋溢 
洋葱 (洋蔥)
海洋 

Medium Frequency

北冰洋 
南洋 
印度洋 
喜气洋洋 (喜氣洋洋)
喜洋洋 
大西洋 
得意洋洋 
懒洋洋 (懶洋洋)
暖洋洋 
汪洋 
洋人 
洋妞 
洋娃娃 
洋洋 
洋芋 
洋装 (洋裝)
西洋 
远洋 (遠洋)
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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