变

Meta:

  1. 变 is the 225th most frequent character.
  2. 变 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 变 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 变 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
变 => 亦, 又
Radical :
变 => 亠 (lid), 丨 (line), 亅 (hook), 八 (eight/divide), 又 (right hand)
Graphical :
变 => 一, 丶, 丨, 亅, 八, ㇇, ㇏

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bian4 - to change/to become different/to transform/to vary/rebellion

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 变 (bian4): The component 八 is pronounced as 'ba1'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

多变 (多變)
改变 (改變)
变 (變)
变化 (變化)
变得 (變得)
变态 (變態)
变成 (變成)

Medium Frequency

一成不变 (一成不變)
事变 (事變)
善变 (善變)
应变 (應變)
会变 (會變)
演变 (演變)
突变 (突變)
蜕变 (蛻變)
变动 (變動)
变坏 (變壞)
变天 (變天)
变幻 (變幻)
变形 (變形)
变心 (變心)
变性 (變性)
变换 (變換)
变数 (變數)
变暖 (變暖)
变更 (變更)
变样 (變樣)
变为 (變為)
变异 (變異)
变相 (變相)
变硬 (變硬)
变脸 (變臉)
变色 (變色)
变质 (變質)
变迁 (變遷)
变革 (變革)
变黑 (變黑)
转变 (轉變)

更

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Meta:

  1. 更 is the 221st most frequent character.
  2. 更 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 更 appears as a character in 28 words.
  4. 更 appears as a component in 11 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
更 => 一, No glyph available
Radical :
更 => 一 (one), 日 (sun/day), 丨 (line), 乂 (N/A)
Graphical :
更 => 一, 口, 一, 丨, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. geng1 - to change or replace/to experience/one of the five two hour periods into which the night was formerly divided/watch (e.g. of a sentry or guard)
  2. geng4 - more/even more/further/still/still more

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 更 (geng1): The component 丨 is pronounced as 'gun3'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 更 (geng4): The component 丨 is pronounced as 'gun3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

更 
更新 

Medium Frequency

更加 
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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.