指

Meta:

  1. 指 is the 261st most frequent character.
  2. 指 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 指 appears as a character in 87 words.
  4. 指 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
指 => 扌, 旨
Radical :
指 => 扌 (hand), 匕 (spoon), 日 (sun/day)
Graphical :
指 => 亅, 二, 乚, ㇒, 口, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhi3 - finger/to point at or to/to indicate or refer to/to depend on/to count on/(of hair) to stand on end

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 指 (zhi3): The component 旨 is pronounced as 'zhi3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 指 (zhi3): The component 匕 is pronounced as 'bi3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 指 (zhi3): The component 日 is pronounced as 'ri4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

手指 
指 
指数 (指數)
指甲 

Medium Frequency

中指 
大拇指 
戒指 
手指头 (手指頭)
拇指 
指令 
指出 
指南 
指向 
指定 
指导 (指導)
指尖 
指引 
指手画脚 (指手畫腳)
指挥 (指揮)
指教 
指望 
指标 (指標)
指甲油 
指示 
指纹 (指紋)
指责 (指責)
指路 
指针 (指針)
指头 (指頭)
指点 (指點)
无名指 (無名指)
股指 
食指 

南

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Meta:

  1. 南 is the 307th most frequent character.
  2. 南 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 南 appears as a character in 260 words.
  4. 南 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
南 => 十, No glyph available
Radical :
南 => 十 (ten), 冂 (upside down box), 丷 (eight/divide), 干 (dry)
Graphical :
南 => 一, 丨, 冂, 丷, 一, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Nan2 - surname Nan
  2. nan2 - south

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 南 (nan2): The component 干 is pronounced as 'gan1'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 南 (nan2): The component 干 is pronounced as 'gan4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

南 
南京 
南宁 (南寧)
南方 
江南 
河南 
海南 
湖南 
济南 (濟南)
越南 
云南 (雲南)

Medium Frequency

中南 
中南海 
以南 
南下 
南京市 
南京路 
南充 
南北 
南区 (南區)
南坪 
南城 
南大 
南宋 
南宁市 (南寧市)
南山 
南山区 (南山區)
南岸 
南岛 (南島)
南岳 (南嶽)
南平 
南昌 
南朝 
南极 (南極)
南沙 
南洋 
南海 
南海区 (南海區)
南湖 
南浔 (南潯)
南瓜 
南美 
南航 
南华 (南華)
南通 
南通市 
南部 
南开 (南開)
南阳 (南陽)
南雄 
南非 
台南 
寿比南山 (壽比南山)
天南地北 
岭南 (嶺南)
指南 
东南 (東南)
东南亚 (東南亞)
东南部 (東南部)
河南省 
海南岛 (海南島)
淮南 
渭南 
湖南省 
济南市 (濟南市)
华南 (華南)
西南 
西南部 
闽南 (閩南)
闽南语 (閩南語)
云南省 (雲南省)

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南 also appears in:

针

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Meta:

  1. 针 is the 1114th most frequent character.
  2. 针 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 针 appears as a character in 54 words.
  4. 针 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
针 => 钅, 十
Radical :
针 => 钅 (metal/gold), 十 (ten)
Graphical :
针 => 丿, 一, 乚, 二, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhen1 - needle/pin/injection/stitch/CL:根[gen1],支[zhi1]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

打针 (打針)
针 (針)
针对 (針對)
针织 (針織)

Medium Frequency

一针见血 (一針見血)
分针 (分針)
别针 (別針)
扎针 (扎針)
指南针 (指南針)
指针 (指針)
方针 (方針)
时针 (時針)
秒针 (秒針)
穿针引线 (穿針引線)
缝针 (縫針)
胸针 (胸針)
见缝插针 (見縫插針)
逆时针 (逆時針)
金针 (金針)
金针菇 (金針菇)
针刺 (針刺)
针对性 (針對性)
针灸 (針灸)
针线 (針線)
针线活 (針線活)
针锋相对 (針鋒相對)
顺时针 (順時針)
预防针 (預防針)
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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