半

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  1. 半 is the 513th most frequent character.
  2. 半 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 半 appears as a character in 103 words.
  4. 半 appears as a component in 13 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
半 => No glyph available, 丷
Radical :
半 => 二 (two), 丨 (line), 丷 (eight/divide)
Graphical :
半 => 二, 丨, 丷

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ban4 - half/semi-/incomplete/(after a number) and a half

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 半 (ban4): The component 丷 is pronounced as 'ba1'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

一半 
半 
半夜 

Medium Frequency

三更半夜 
上半年 
下半年 
半价 (半價)
半场 (半場)
半天 
半岛 (半島)
半死 
半决赛 (半決賽)
半生 
半路 
半辈子 (半輩子)
半点 (半點)
多半 
夜半 
大半 
过半 (過半)

途

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  1. 途 is the 1083rd most frequent character.
  2. 途 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 途 appears as a character in 33 words.
  4. 途 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
途 => 辶, 余
Radical :
途 => 辶 (walk), 人 (human), 干 (dry), 小 (small)
Graphical :
途 => 丶, ㇆, ㇝, 人, 一, 一, 丨, 亅, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. tu2 - way/route/road

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 途 (tu2): The component 余 is pronounced as 'yu2'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

前途 
旅途 
途中 
长途 (長途)

Medium Frequency

中途 
仕途 
半途而废 (半途而廢)
征途 
歧途 
归途 (歸途)
沿途 
用途 
迷途 
途 
途径 (途徑)
途经 (途經)
长途车 (長途車)

而

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  1. 而 is the 36th most frequent character.
  2. 而 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 而 appears as a character in 131 words.
  4. 而 appears as a component in 41 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
而 => 丆, 𦉫
Radical :
而 => 而 (beard)
Graphical :
而 => 一, 丿, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. er2 - and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates change of state)/(indicates contrast)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 而 (er2): The component 而 is pronounced as 'er2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

而 

Medium Frequency

反而 
因而 
从而 (從而)
然而 
而且 
而已 

廢

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  1. 廢 is the 1374th most frequent character.
  2. 廢 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 廢 appears as a character in 30 words.
  4. 廢 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
廢 => 广, 發
Radical :
廢 => 广 (house on cliff), 癶 (footsteps), 弓 (bow), 殳 (weapon/lance)
Graphical :
廢 => 厂, 丶, 癶, 匚, ㇉, 丿, ㇠, ㇇, ㇏

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. fei4 - to abolish/to abandon/to abrogate/to discard/to depose/to oust/crippled/abandoned/waste

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 廢 (fei4): The component 發 is pronounced as 'fa1'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 廢 (fei4): The component 發 is pronounced as 'fa4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

废 (廢)
废物 (廢物)
废话 (廢話)
颓废 (頹廢)

Medium Frequency

作废 (作廢)
半途而废 (半途而廢)
报废 (報廢)
废人 (廢人)
废品 (廢品)
废墟 (廢墟)
废寝忘食 (廢寢忘食)
废掉 (廢掉)
废弃 (廢棄)
废气 (廢氣)
废纸 (廢紙)
废旧 (廢舊)
废除 (廢除)
残废 (殘廢)
荒废 (荒廢)
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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