周

Meta:

  1. 周 is the 490th most frequent character.
  2. 周 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 周 appears as a character in 87 words.
  4. 周 appears as a component in 19 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
周 => 田, 口
Radical :
周 => 田 (field), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
周 => 冂, 一, 丨, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Zhou1 - surname Zhou/Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC)
  2. zhou1 - to make a circuit/to circle/circle/circumference/lap/cycle/complete/all/all over/thorough/to help financially
  3. zhou1 - week/weekly/variant of 周[zhou1]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 周 (zhou1): The component 口 is pronounced as 'kou3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 周 (zhou1): The component 口 is pronounced as 'kou3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

周 
周围 (周圍)
周边 (周邊)
周末 (週末)

Medium Frequency

周杰伦 (周傑倫)
周易 
周岁 (周歲)
周渝民 
周瑜 
周身 
周遭 
四周 
周一 (週一)
周三 (週三)
周二 (週二)
周五 (週五)
周六 (週六)
周刊 (週刊)
周到 (週到)
周四 (週四)
周年 (週年)
周日 (週日)
周期 (週期)

期

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Meta:

  1. 期 is the 253rd most frequent character.
  2. 期 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 期 appears as a character in 113 words.
  4. 期 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
期 => 其, 月
Radical :
期 => 甘 (sweet), 一 (one), 八 (eight/divide), 月 (moon)
Graphical :
期 => 艹, 二, 一, 八, 冂, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qi1 - a period of time/phase/stage/(used for issue of a periodical, courses of study)/time/term/period/to hope/Taiwan pr. [qi2]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 期 (qi1): The component 其 is pronounced as 'qi2'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 期 (qi1): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

假期 
期 
期待 

Medium Frequency

佳期 
到期 
前期 
如期 
学期 (學期)
定期 
后期 (後期)
日期 
早期 
星期 
星期一 
星期三 
星期二 
星期五 
星期六 
星期四 
星期天 
星期几 (星期幾)
星期日 
时期 (時期)
更年期 
期望 
期末 
期盼 
期货 (期貨)
期间 (期間)
期限 
短期 
近期 
周期 (週期)
过期 (過期)
长期 (長期)
青春期 
预期 (預期)
高峰期 
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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