单

Meta:

  1. 单 is the 389th most frequent character.
  2. 单 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 单 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 单 appears as a component in 13 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
单 => 丷, No glyph available
Radical :
单 => 丷 (eight/divide), 冂 (upside down box), 二 (two), 丨 (line), 十 (ten)
Graphical :
单 => 丷, 冂, 二, 丨, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shan4 - surname Shan
  2. dan1 - bill/list/form/single/only/sole/odd number/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

名单 (名單)
单 (單)
单位 (單位)
单纯 (單純)
单身 (單身)
孤单 (孤單)
简单 (簡單)

Medium Frequency

下单 (下單)
传单 (傳單)
单一 (單一)
单人 (單人)
单价 (單價)
单元 (單元)
单单 (單單)
单子 (單子)
单恋 (單戀)
单手 (單手)
单挑 (單挑)
单方面 (單方面)
单曲 (單曲)
单独 (單獨)
单眼皮 (單眼皮)
单肩包 (單肩包)
单亲 (單親)
单词 (單詞)
单调 (單調)
单身汉 (單身漢)
单车 (單車)
埋单 (埋單)
帐单 (帳單)
床单 (床單)
成绩单 (成績單)
清单 (清單)
罚单 (罰單)
菜单 (菜單)
西单 (西單)
订单 (訂單)
买单 (買單)
账单 (賬單)

一

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Meta:

  1. 一 is the 2nd most frequent character.
  2. 一 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 一 appears as a character in 433 words.
  4. 一 appears as a component in 68 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
一 => 一
Radical :
一 => 一 (one)
Graphical :
一 => 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yi1 - one/1/single/a (article)/as soon as/entire/whole/all/throughout/"one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 一 (yi1): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

一 
一下 
一起 

Medium Frequency

一一 
一下子 
一些 
一切 
一半 
一同 
一呼百应 (一呼百應)
一大早 
一如既往 
一定 
一手 
一旦 
一早 
一时 (一時)
一会 (一會)
一会儿 (一會兒)
一月 
一样 (一樣)
一生 
一直 
一举 (一舉)
一般 
一路 
一辈子 (一輩子)
一边 (一邊)
一点 (一點)
一点点 (一點點)
之一 
初一 
唯一 
在一起 
第一 
周一 (週一)
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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