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 

性

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Meta:

  1. 性 is the 122nd most frequent character.
  2. 性 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 性 appears as a character in 310 words.
  4. 性 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
性 => 忄, 生
Radical :
性 => 忄 (heart), 生 (life)
Graphical :
性 => 丨, 八, 龶, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xing4 - nature/character/property/quality/attribute/sexuality/sex/gender/suffix forming adjective from verb/suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity/essence/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 性 (xing4): The component 忄 is pronounced as 'xin1'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

人性 
任性 
个性 (個性)
女性 
弹性 (彈性)
性 
性感 
性格 
感性 
理性 
男性 
异性 (異性)
习惯性 (習慣性)

Medium Frequency

一次性 
中性 
代表性 
佛性 
个性化 (個性化)
先天性 
全国性 (全國性)
共性 
刺激性 
创造性 (創造性)
动物性 (動物性)
可能性 
同性 
同性恋 (同性戀)
品性 
天性 
女性化 
安全性 
定性 
实质性 (實質性)
属性 (屬性)
建设性 (建設性)
德性 
心性 
急性 
急性子 
性交 
性价比 (性價比)
性别 (性別)
性取向 
性命 
性地 
性子 
性情 
性爱 (性愛)
性欲 (性慾)
性状 (性狀)
性生活 
性病 
性能 
性质 (性質)
性骚扰 (性騷擾)
悟性 
恶性 (惡性)
惰性 
慢性 
慢性病 
惯性 (慣性)
成性 
戏剧性 (戲劇性)
放射性 
敏感性 
本性 
本性难移 (本性難移)
历史性 (歷史性)
活性 
流动性 (流動性)
特性 
生性 
异性恋 (異性戀)
病毒性 
真实性 (真實性)
确定性 (確定性)
磁性 
秉性 
积极性 (積極性)
稳定性 (穩定性)
索性 
综合性 (綜合性)
线性 (線性)
习性 (習性)
耐性 
良性 
记性 (記性)
变性 (變性)
象征性 (象徵性)
周期性 (週期性)
过敏性 (過敏性)
选择性 (選擇性)
酸性 
重要性 
野性 
针对性 (針對性)
阳性 (陽性)
阶段性 (階段性)
隐性 (隱性)
雄性 
雌性 
双性恋 (雙性戀)
灵性 (靈性)
韧性 (韌性)
显性 (顯性)
养性 (養性)
碱性 (鹼性)
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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