少

Meta:

  1. 少 is the 233rd most frequent character.
  2. 少 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 少 appears as a character in 48 words.
  4. 少 appears as a component in 17 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
少 => 小, 丿
Radical :
少 => 小 (small), 丿 (bend)
Graphical :
少 => 亅, 八, 丿

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. shao3 - few/little/lack
  2. shao4 - young

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

多少 
少 

Medium Frequency

不少 
少女 
少年 
少数 (少數)
少林寺 
少爷 (少爺)
少许 (少許)
少量 
年少 
减少 (減少)
缺少 
至少 

林

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Meta:

  1. 林 is the 364th most frequent character.
  2. 林 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 林 appears as a character in 132 words.
  4. 林 appears as a component in 33 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
林 => 木
Radical :
林 => 林 (N/A)
Graphical :
林 => 林

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Lin2 - surname Lin
  2. lin2 - woods/forest/CL:片[pian4]/circle(s) (i.e. specific group of people)/a collection (of similar things)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 林 (lin2): The component 林 is pronounced as 'lin2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

少林寺 
林 
林黛玉 
桂林 
森林 
武林 

Medium Frequency

克林顿 (克林頓)
凡士林 
丛林 (叢林)
吉林 
吉林市 
吉林省 
园林 (園林)
奥林匹克 (奧林匹克)
富兰克林 (富蘭克林)
少林 
布鲁克林 (布魯克林)
斯大林 
杏林 
林则徐 (林則徐)
林子 
林彪 
林心如 
林忆莲 (林憶蓮)
林木 
林立 
林肯 
林芝 
林青霞 
柏林 
格林 
梅林 
椰林 
榆林 
树林 (樹林)
玉林 
田林 
石林 
穆斯林 
竹林 
红树林 (紅樹林)
蔡依林 
阿司匹林 
雨林 
黑森林 

寺

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Meta:

  1. 寺 is the 1889th most frequent character.
  2. 寺 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 寺 appears as a character in 26 words.
  4. 寺 appears as a component in 13 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
寺 => 土, 寸
Radical :
寺 => 土 (earth), 寸 (thumb)
Graphical :
寺 => 一, 丨, 一, 𠂇, 亅, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. si4 - buddhist temple/mosque/government office (old)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

寺 
寺庙 (寺廟)
少林寺 

Medium Frequency

寺院 
清真寺 
潭柘寺 
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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