1. 宗 is the 726th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 41 words.
  4. appears as a component in 15 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (roof), (sign)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Zong1 - surname Zong
  2. zong1 - school/sect/purpose/model/ancestor/clan/to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work)/classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

宗师 (宗師)

Medium Frequency

传宗接代 (傳宗接代)
广宗 (廣宗)
禅宗 (禪宗)

Appears In:

also appears in:
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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.