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 

部

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Meta:

  1. 部 is the 84th most frequent character.
  2. 部 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 部 appears as a character in 106 words.
  4. 部 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
部 => 咅, 阝
Radical :
部 => 立 (stand erect), 口 (mouth), 阝 (town)
Graphical :
部 => 一, 丶, 丷, 一, 口, 丨, ㇌

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bu4 - ministry/department/section/part/division/troops/board/classifier for works of literature, films, machines etc

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 部 (bu4): The component 阝 is pronounced as 'fu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

全部 
部 
部分 

Medium Frequency

一部分 
中部 
俱乐部 (俱樂部)
内部 (內部)
公安部 
北部 
南部 
外部 
大部分 (大部份)
天龙八部 (天龍八部)
尾部 
局部 
干部 (幹部)
底部 
东部 (東部)
总部 (總部)
胸部 
腰部 
腹部 
臀部 
西部 
部位 
部署 
部落 
部长 (部長)
部门 (部門)
部队 (部隊)
面部 
头部 (頭部)
颈部 (頸部)

Appears In:

部 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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