吉

Meta:

  1. 吉 is the 854th most frequent character.
  2. 吉 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 吉 appears as a character in 86 words.
  4. 吉 appears as a component in 19 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
吉 => 士, 口
Radical :
吉 => 士 (scholar), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
吉 => 一, 丨, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Ji2 - surname Ji/abbr. for Jilin Province 吉林省[Ji2 lin2 sheng3]
  2. ji2 - lucky/giga- (meaning billion or 10^9)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 吉 (ji2): The component 士 is pronounced as 'shi4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

吉祥 
大吉 
大吉大利 

Medium Frequency

吉 
吉他 
吉利 
吉林 
吉祥物 
吉隆坡 
万事大吉 (萬事大吉)

林

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Meta:

  1. 林 is the 364th most frequent character.
  2. 林 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 林 appears as a character in 132 words.
  4. 林 appears as a component in 33 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
林 => 木
Radical :
林 => 林 (N/A)
Graphical :
林 => 林

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Lin2 - surname Lin
  2. lin2 - woods/forest/CL:片[pian4]/circle(s) (i.e. specific group of people)/a collection (of similar things)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 林 (lin2): The component 林 is pronounced as 'lin2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

少林寺 
林 
林黛玉 
桂林 
森林 
武林 

Medium Frequency

克林顿 (克林頓)
凡士林 
丛林 (叢林)
吉林 
吉林市 
吉林省 
园林 (園林)
奥林匹克 (奧林匹克)
富兰克林 (富蘭克林)
少林 
布鲁克林 (布魯克林)
斯大林 
杏林 
林则徐 (林則徐)
林子 
林彪 
林心如 
林忆莲 (林憶蓮)
林木 
林立 
林肯 
林芝 
林青霞 
柏林 
格林 
梅林 
椰林 
榆林 
树林 (樹林)
玉林 
田林 
石林 
穆斯林 
竹林 
红树林 (紅樹林)
蔡依林 
阿司匹林 
雨林 
黑森林 
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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