原

Meta:

  1. 原 is the 193rd most frequent character.
  2. 原 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 原 appears as a character in 109 words.
  4. 原 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
原 => 厂, 𤽄
Radical :
原 => 厂 (cliff), 白 (white), 小 (small)
Graphical :
原 => 厂, 口, 一, ㇒, 亅, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yuan2 - former/original/primary/raw/level/cause/source

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

原 
原来 (原來)
原因 
原文 
原谅 (原諒)

Medium Frequency

中原 
原先 
原则 (原則)
原创 (原創)
原地 
原型 
原始 
原料 
原有 
原本 
原油 
原理 
原点 (原點)
太原 
平原 
草原 
还原 (還原)
高原 

Appears In:

原 also appears in:

始

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Meta:

  1. 始 is the 381st most frequent character.
  2. 始 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 始 appears as a character in 37 words.
  4. 始 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
始 => 女, 台
Radical :
始 => 女 (woman), 厶 (private), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
始 => ㇛, 一, 丿, ㇛, 丶, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. shi3 - to begin/to start/then/only then

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 始 (shi3): The component 厶 is pronounced as 'si1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

开始 (開始)

Medium Frequency

原始 
始终 (始終)
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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