北

Meta:

  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 

斗

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Meta:

  1. 斗 is the 580th most frequent character.
  2. 斗 has 4 dictionary entries.
  3. 斗 appears as a character in 70 words.
  4. 斗 appears as a component in 16 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
斗 => 十, ⺀
Radical :
斗 => 斗 (dipper)
Graphical :
斗 => 一, 丨, ⺀

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Dou3 - abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星[Bei3 dou3 xing1]
  2. dou3 - dry measure for grain equal to ten 升[sheng1] or one-tenth of a 石[dan4]/decaliter/peck/cup or dipper shaped object/old variant of 陡[dou3]
  3. dou4 - to fight/to struggle/to condemn/to censure/to contend/to put together/coming together
  4. dou4 - variant of 鬥|斗[dou4], to fight/to struggle/to condemn/to censure/to contend/to put together/coming together

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 斗 (dou3): The component 斗 is pronounced as 'dou3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 斗 (dou3): The component 斗 is pronounced as 'dou4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 斗 (dou4): The component 斗 is pronounced as 'dou4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 斗 (dou4): The component 斗 is pronounced as 'dou3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  5. Pronunciation clue for 斗 (dou4): The component 斗 is pronounced as 'dou4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

奋斗 (奮鬥)
战斗 (戰鬥)
斗 

Medium Frequency

勾心斗角 (勾心鬥角)
北斗 
战斗力 (戰鬥力)
战斗机 (戰鬥機)
打斗 (打鬥)
批斗 (批鬥)
拼斗 (拼鬥)
搏斗 
斗牛 
斗篷 
格斗 (格鬥)
决斗 (決鬥)
熨斗 
争斗 (爭鬥)
阿斗 
斗嘴 (鬥嘴)
斗士 (鬥士)
斗志 (鬥志)
斗智 (鬥智)
斗争 (鬥爭)
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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