1. 史 is the 456th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 62 words.
  4. appears as a component in 3 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (mouth), (line), (N/A)
Graphical :
=> , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shi3 - surname Shi
  2. shi3 - history/annals/title of an official historian in ancient China

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 史 (shi3): The component 丨 is pronounced as 'shu4'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 史 (shi3): The component 乂 is pronounced as 'yi4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

历史 (歷史)

Medium Frequency

史册 (史冊)
史无前例 (史無前例)
史记 (史記)
史诗 (史詩)
文学史 (文學史)
有史以来 (有史以來)
历史性 (歷史性)
简史 (簡史)
罗曼史 (羅曼史)

Appears In:

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