川

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  1. 川 is the 1107th most frequent character.
  2. 川 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 川 appears as a character in 91 words.
  4. 川 appears as a component in 53 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
川 => 丨
Radical :
川 => 川 (river)
Graphical :
川 => 川

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. chuan1 - river/creek/plain/an area of level country/abbr. for Sichuan Province 四川 in southwest China

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 川 (chuan1): The component 川 is pronounced as 'chuan1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

四川 
川 

Medium Frequency

一马平川 (一馬平川)
仁川 
冰川 
利川 
北川 
南川 
合川 
吴川 (吳川)
吴川市 (吳川市)
周小川 
四川省 
宜川 
崇川区 (崇川區)
川剧 (川劇)
川沙 
川流不息 
川菜 
川西 
平川 
东川 (東川)
永川 
汶川 
河川 
银川 (銀川)
铜川 (銅川)
陆川 (陸川)
龙川 (龍川)

菜

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Meta:

  1. 菜 is the 1264th most frequent character.
  2. 菜 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 菜 appears as a character in 100 words.
  4. 菜 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
菜 => 艹, 采
Radical :
菜 => 艹 (grass), 爫 (claw/talon), 木 (tree)
Graphical :
菜 => 艹, 爫, 一, 丨, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cai4 - dish (type of food)/vegetables/vegetable/cuisine/CL:盤|盘[pan2],道[dao4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 菜 (cai4): The component 采 is pronounced as 'cai3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 菜 (cai4): The component 采 is pronounced as 'cai4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 菜 (cai4): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

菜 
菜刀 
蔬菜 

Medium Frequency

上菜 
做菜 
大白菜 
家常菜 
小菜 
小菜一碟 
川菜 
油菜 
泡菜 
炒菜 
生菜 
白菜 
素菜 
紫菜 
芹菜 
菜单 (菜單)
菜市场 (菜市場)
菜花 
菜谱 (菜譜)
菜肴 (菜餚)
菜鸟 (菜鳥)
菠菜 
荠菜 (薺菜)
酸菜 
青菜 
韭菜 
饭菜 (飯菜)
香菜 
咸菜 (鹹菜)
点菜 (點菜)
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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