同

Meta:

  1. 同 is the 69th most frequent character.
  2. 同 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 同 appears as a character in 148 words.
  4. 同 appears as a component in 20 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
同 => 冂, 𠮛
Radical :
同 => 冂 (upside down box), 一 (one), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
同 => 冂, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. tong2 - like/same/similar/together/alike/with
  2. tong4 - see 衚衕|胡同[hu2 tong4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

不同 
共同 
同 
同事 
同学 (同學)
同时 (同時)
同样 (同樣)

Medium Frequency

一同 
共同点 (共同點)
合同 
同仁 
同伴 
同居 
同志 
同性 
同性恋 (同性戀)
同情 
同意 
同感 
同桌 
同步 
同盟 
同胞 
同行 
同道 
同龄 (同齡)
大同 
如同 
志同道合 
感同身受 
相同 
胡同 
与众不同 (與眾不同)
认同 (認同)
赞同 (讚同)
陪同 
党同伐异 (黨同伐異)

堂

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Meta:

  1. 堂 is the 978th most frequent character.
  2. 堂 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 堂 appears as a character in 67 words.
  4. 堂 appears as a component in 9 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
堂 => No glyph available, 土
Radical :
堂 => ⺌ (small), 冖 (cover), 口 (mouth), 土 (earth)
Graphical :
堂 => 丨, 丷, 冖, 口, 一, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. tang2 - (main) hall/large room for a specific purpose/relationship between cousins etc on the paternal side of a family/of the same clan/classifier for sets (or suites) of furniture, classes etc/CL:間|间[jian1]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 堂 (tang2): The component 土 is pronounced as 'tu3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

天堂 

Medium Frequency

同堂 
堂 
堂哥 
堂妹 
堂姐 
堂弟 
大堂 
学堂 (學堂)
厅堂 (廳堂)
教堂 
欢聚一堂 (歡聚一堂)
殿堂 
满堂 (滿堂)
澡堂 
祠堂 
礼堂 (禮堂)
课堂 (課堂)
食堂 
饭堂 (飯堂)
齐聚一堂 (齊聚一堂)
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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