掙

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  1. 掙 is the 1872nd most frequent character.
  2. 掙 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 掙 appears as a character in 5 words.
  4. 掙 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
掙 => 扌, 爭
Radical :
掙 => 扌 (hand), 爫 (claw/talon), ⺕ (pig snout), 亅 (hook)
Graphical :
掙 => 亅, 二, 爫, 匚, 一, 亅

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zheng1 - struggle
  2. zheng4 - to earn/to make (money)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 掙 (zheng1): The component 爭 is pronounced as 'zheng1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 掙 (zheng4): The component 爭 is pronounced as 'zheng1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

挣扎 (掙扎)

Medium Frequency

挣 (掙)
挣钱 (掙錢)

扎

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Meta:

  1. 扎 is the 1409th most frequent character.
  2. 扎 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 扎 appears as a character in 24 words.
  4. 扎 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
扎 => 扌, 乚
Radical :
扎 => 扌 (hand), 乚 (second)
Graphical :
扎 => 亅, 二, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zha1 - to prick/to run or stick (a needle etc) into/jug (a classifier for liquids such as beer)
  2. zha2 - penetrating (as of cold)/struggle
  3. za1 - to tie/to bind/classifier for flowers, banknotes etc: bundle/Taiwan pr. [zha2]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 扎 (zha1): The component 乚 is pronounced as 'ya4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 扎 (zha2): The component 乚 is pronounced as 'ya4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 扎 (za1): The component 乚 is pronounced as 'ya4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

扎 
挣扎 (掙扎)

Medium Frequency

包扎 
卡扎菲 
安营扎寨 (安營紮寨)
扎堆 
扎实 (扎實)
扎根 
扎针 (扎針)
扎营 (紮營)
结扎 (結扎)
莫扎特 
阿布扎比 
驻扎 (駐紮)
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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