改

Meta:

  1. 改 is the 350th most frequent character.
  2. 改 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 改 appears as a character in 60 words.
  4. 改 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
改 => 己, ⺙
Radical :
改 => 己 (oneself), ⺙ (knock)
Graphical :
改 => 匚, 乚, 丿, 一, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. gai3 - to change/to alter/to transform/to correct

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

改 
改为 (改為)
改变 (改變)

Medium Frequency

修改 
改名 
改善 
改天 
改成 
改掉 
改正 
改版 
改编 (改編)
改装 (改裝)
改造 
改进 (改進)
改革 
更改 
发改委 (發改委)

變

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Meta:

  1. 變 is the 225th most frequent character.
  2. 變 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 變 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 變 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
變 => 䜌, ⺙
Radical :
變 => 糹 (silk), 糸 (silk), 言 (speech), ⺙ (knock)
Graphical :
變 => ㇛, 丶, 丶, ㇛, 丶, 亅, 八, 一, 丶, 二, 口, 丿, 一, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. bian4 - to change/to become different/to transform/to vary/rebellion

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

多变 (多變)
改变 (改變)
变 (變)
变化 (變化)
变得 (變得)
变态 (變態)
变成 (變成)

Medium Frequency

一成不变 (一成不變)
事变 (事變)
善变 (善變)
应变 (應變)
会变 (會變)
演变 (演變)
突变 (突變)
蜕变 (蛻變)
变动 (變動)
变坏 (變壞)
变天 (變天)
变幻 (變幻)
变形 (變形)
变心 (變心)
变性 (變性)
变换 (變換)
变数 (變數)
变暖 (變暖)
变更 (變更)
变样 (變樣)
变为 (變為)
变异 (變異)
变相 (變相)
变硬 (變硬)
变脸 (變臉)
变色 (變色)
变质 (變質)
变迁 (變遷)
变革 (變革)
变黑 (變黑)
转变 (轉變)
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.