單

Meta:

  1. 單 is the 389th most frequent character.
  2. 單 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 單 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 單 appears as a component in 9 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
單 => 吅, No glyph available
Radical :
單 => 吅 (N/A), 冂 (upside down box), 二 (two), 丨 (line), 十 (ten)
Graphical :
單 => 吅, 冂, 二, 丨, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shan4 - surname Shan
  2. dan1 - bill/list/form/single/only/sole/odd number/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

名单 (名單)
单 (單)
单位 (單位)
单纯 (單純)
单身 (單身)
孤单 (孤單)
简单 (簡單)

Medium Frequency

下单 (下單)
传单 (傳單)
单一 (單一)
单人 (單人)
单价 (單價)
单元 (單元)
单单 (單單)
单子 (單子)
单恋 (單戀)
单手 (單手)
单挑 (單挑)
单方面 (單方面)
单曲 (單曲)
单独 (單獨)
单眼皮 (單眼皮)
单肩包 (單肩包)
单亲 (單親)
单词 (單詞)
单调 (單調)
单身汉 (單身漢)
单车 (單車)
埋单 (埋單)
帐单 (帳單)
床单 (床單)
成绩单 (成績單)
清单 (清單)
罚单 (罰單)
菜单 (菜單)
西单 (西單)
订单 (訂單)
买单 (買單)
账单 (賬單)

肩

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Meta:

  1. 肩 is the 1413th most frequent character.
  2. 肩 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 肩 appears as a character in 18 words.
  4. 肩 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
肩 => 户, 月
Radical :
肩 => 户 (door/house), 月 (moon)
Graphical :
肩 => 丨, 匚, 丶, 冂, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jian1 - shoulder/to shoulder (responsibilities etc)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

肩膀 

Medium Frequency

并肩 (並肩)
单肩包 (單肩包)
披肩 
肩 

Appears In:

肩 also appears in:

包

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Meta:

  1. 包 is the 454th most frequent character.
  2. 包 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 包 appears as a character in 139 words.
  4. 包 appears as a component in 26 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
包 => 勹, 巳
Radical :
包 => 勹 (wrap), 巳 (oneself)
Graphical :
包 => ㇆, ㇒, 丨, 匚, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Bao1 - surname Bao
  2. bao1 - to cover/to wrap/to hold/to include/to take charge of/to contract (to or for)/package/wrapper/container/bag/to hold or embrace/bundle/packet/CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 包 (bao1): The component 勹 is pronounced as 'bao1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

包 
包括 
红包 (紅包)

Medium Frequency

包包 
包含 
包围 (包圍)
包场 (包場)
包子 
包容 
包厢 (包廂)
包扎 
包袱 
包装 (包裝)
包裹 
包车 (包車)
包邮 (包郵)
包饺子 (包餃子)
包养 (包養)
手提包 
打包 
挎包 
提包 
书包 (書包)
汤包 (湯包)
皮包 
背包 
荷包 
荷包蛋 
钱包 (錢包)
面包 (麵包)
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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