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 

岛

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Meta:

  1. 岛 is the 796th most frequent character.
  2. 岛 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 岛 appears as a character in 85 words.
  4. 岛 appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
岛 => No glyph available, 山
Radical :
岛 => ㇆ (N/A), ㇉ (N/A), 丶 (dot), 丶 (dot), 山 (mountain)
Graphical :
岛 => ㇆, ㇉, 丶, 丶, 丨, 凵

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. dao3 - island/CL:個|个[ge4],座[zuo4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 岛 (dao3): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'dian3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

列岛 (列島)
半岛 (半島)
岛 (島)
岛屿 (島嶼)
巴厘岛 (巴厘島)
青岛 (青島)

Medium Frequency

仙岛 (仙島)
冰岛 (冰島)
北岛 (北島)
千岛湖 (千島湖)
南岛 (南島)
吉之岛 (吉之島)
孤岛 (孤島)
岛国 (島國)
崇明岛 (崇明島)
广岛 (廣島)
海南岛 (海南島)
海岛 (海島)
港岛 (港島)
济州岛 (濟州島)
环岛 (環島)
福岛 (福島)
秦皇岛 (秦皇島)
秦皇岛市 (秦皇島市)
绿岛 (綠島)
群岛 (群島)
胰岛素 (胰島素)
台湾岛 (臺灣島)
荒岛 (荒島)
葫芦岛 (葫蘆島)
苏门答腊岛 (蘇門答臘島)
蜈支洲岛 (蜈支洲島)
西沙群岛 (西沙群島)
西西里岛 (西西里島)
金门岛 (金門島)
钓鱼岛 (釣魚島)
长岛 (長島)
关岛 (關島)
离岛 (離島)
青岛市 (青島市)
黄岛 (黃島)

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岛 also appears in:
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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