挡

Meta:

  1. 挡 is the 1930th most frequent character.
  2. 挡 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 挡 appears as a character in 18 words.
  4. 挡 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
挡 => 扌, 当
Radical :
挡 => 扌 (hand), ⺌ (small), 彐 (pig snout)
Graphical :
挡 => 亅, 二, 丨, 丷, ㇕, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. dang3 - to resist/to obstruct/to hinder/to keep off/to block (a blow)/to get in the way of/cover/gear
  2. dang4 - to arrange/to put in order

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 挡 (dang3): The component 当 is pronounced as 'dang1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 挡 (dang3): The component 当 is pronounced as 'dang4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 挡 (dang4): The component 当 is pronounced as 'dang1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 挡 (dang4): The component 当 is pronounced as 'dang4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

挡 (擋)

Medium Frequency

抵挡 (抵擋)
挡住 (擋住)
遮挡 (遮擋)
阻挡 (阻擋)

住

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Meta:

  1. 住 is the 309th most frequent character.
  2. 住 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 住 appears as a character in 78 words.
  4. 住 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
住 => 亻, 主
Radical :
住 => 亻 (human), 王 (jade), 丶 (dot)
Graphical :
住 => ㇒, 丨, 一, 一, 丨, 一, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhu4 - to live/to dwell/to stay/to reside/to stop/(suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 住 (zhu4): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'zhu3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

住 

Medium Frequency

住宅 
住房 
住院 
入住 
居住 
抓住 
挂住 (掛住)
握住 
留住 
记住 (記住)
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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