從

Meta:

  1. 從 is the 98th most frequent character.
  2. 從 has 4 dictionary entries.
  3. 從 appears as a character in 59 words.
  4. 從 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
從 => 彳, No glyph available
Radical :
從 => 彳 (step), 从 (N/A), 龰 (N/A)
Graphical :
從 => ㇒, 丨, 从, 龰

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Cong2 - surname Cong
  2. cong1 - lax/yielding/unhurried
  3. cong2 - from/via/passing through/through (a gap)/past/ever (followed by negative, meaning never)/(formerly pr. [zong4] and related to 縱|纵) to follow/to comply with/to obey/to join/to engage in/adopting some mode of action or attitude/follower/retainer/accessory/accomplice/related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
  4. zong4 - second cousin

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 從 (cong1): The component 从 is pronounced as 'cong1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 從 (cong1): The component 从 is pronounced as 'cong2'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 從 (cong1): The component 从 is pronounced as 'zong4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 從 (cong2): The component 从 is pronounced as 'cong1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  5. Pronunciation clue for 從 (cong2): The component 从 is pronounced as 'cong2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  6. Pronunciation clue for 從 (cong2): The component 从 is pronounced as 'zong4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  7. Pronunciation clue for 從 (zong4): The component 从 is pronounced as 'cong1'. It has the same pinyin final.
  8. Pronunciation clue for 從 (zong4): The component 从 is pronounced as 'cong2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  9. Pronunciation clue for 從 (zong4): The component 从 is pronounced as 'zong4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  10. Pronunciation clue for 從 (zong4): The component 龰 is pronounced as 'zou3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

从 (從)
从来 (從來)

Medium Frequency

从事 (從事)
从前 (從前)
从容 (從容)
从未 (從未)
从此 (從此)
从而 (從而)
无从 (無從)
自从 (自從)

Appears In:

從 also appears in:

而

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Meta:

  1. 而 is the 36th most frequent character.
  2. 而 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 而 appears as a character in 131 words.
  4. 而 appears as a component in 41 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
而 => 丆, 𦉫
Radical :
而 => 而 (beard)
Graphical :
而 => 一, 丿, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. er2 - and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates change of state)/(indicates contrast)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 而 (er2): The component 而 is pronounced as 'er2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

而 

Medium Frequency

反而 
因而 
从而 (從而)
然而 
而且 
而已 
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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