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 

定

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Meta:

  1. 定 is the 77th most frequent character.
  2. 定 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 定 appears as a character in 189 words.
  4. 定 appears as a component in 8 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
定 => 宀, 𤴓
Radical :
定 => 宀 (roof), 一 (one), 龰 (N/A)
Graphical :
定 => 冖, 丶, 一, 龰

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ding4 - to set/to fix/to determine/to decide/to order

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

一定 
决定 (決定)
肯定 
注定 (註定)

Medium Frequency

不一定 
不定 
保定 
制定 
协定 (協定)
否定 
固定 
坚定 (堅定)
坚定不移 (堅定不移)
安定 
定 
定位 
定律 
定时 (定時)
定期 
定格 
定义 (定義)
定制 (定製)
必定 
指定 
搞定 
法定 
淡定 
特定 
确定 (確定)
稳定 (穩定)
约定 (約定)
规定 (規定)
设定 (設定)
认定 (認定)
说不定 (說不定)
选定 (選定)
锁定 (鎖定)
镇定 (鎮定)
鉴定 (鑑定)
限定 
预定 (預定)

Appears In:

定 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.