昆

Meta:

  1. 昆 is the 1757th most frequent character.
  2. 昆 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 昆 appears as a character in 18 words.
  4. 昆 appears as a component in 15 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
昆 => 日, 比
Radical :
昆 => 日 (sun/day), 比 (compare/compete)
Graphical :
昆 => 口, 一, 比

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. kun1 - used in place names, notably Kunlun Mountains 崑崙|昆仑[Kun1 lun2]/(also used for transliteration)
  2. kun1 - descendant/elder brother/a style of Chinese poetry

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

昆明 

Medium Frequency

昆山 (崑山)
昆山市 (崑山市)
昆仑 (崑崙)
昆仑山 (崑崙山)
昆曲 (崑曲)
昆明市 
昆虫 (昆蟲)

明

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Meta:

  1. 明 is the 121st most frequent character.
  2. 明 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 明 appears as a character in 201 words.
  4. 明 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
明 => 日, 月
Radical :
明 => 日 (sun/day), 月 (moon)
Graphical :
明 => 口, 一, 冂, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Ming2 - Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)/surname Ming/Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God
  2. ming2 - bright/opposite: dark 暗[an4]/(of meaning) clear/to understand/next/public or open/wise/generic term for a sacrifice to the gods

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

明天 
明星 
明白 

Medium Frequency

三明治 
不明 
光明 
分明 
天明 
姚明 
文明 
昆明 
明 
明亮 
明信片 
明儿 (明兒)
明天见 (明天見)
明媚 
明年 
明日 
明明 
明智 
明月 
明朗 
明珠 
明知 
明确 (明確)
明显 (明顯)
发明 (發明)
精明 
聪明 (聰明)
声明 (聲明)
表明 
说明 (說明)
证明 (證明)
透明 
阳光明媚 (陽光明媚)
鲜明 (鮮明)
黎明 

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明 also appears in:

市

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Meta:

  1. 市 is the 254th most frequent character.
  2. 市 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 市 appears as a character in 649 words.
  4. 市 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
市 => 亠, 巾
Radical :
市 => 亠 (lid), 巾 (turban/scarf)
Graphical :
市 => 一, 丶, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. shi4 - market/city/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

城市 
市区 (市區)
市场 (市場)
市民 
超市 

Medium Frequency

上市 
上海市 
佛山市 
利市 
副市长 (副市長)
北京市 
南京市 
南宁市 (南寧市)
吉林市 
夜市 
天津市 
宁波市 (寧波市)
市 
市中心 
市内 (市內)
市场价 (市場價)
市场化 (市場化)
市委 
市政 
市政府 
市政厅 (市政廳)
市长 (市長)
市面 
常州市 
厦门市 (廈門市)
广州市 (廣州市)
惠州市 
成都市 
早市 
杭州市 
东莞市 (東莞市)
楼市 (樓市)
武汉市 (武漢市)
沈阳市 (沈陽市)
深圳市 
温州市 (溫州市)
济南市 (濟南市)
无锡市 (無錫市)
牛市 
珠海市 
福州市 
股市 
菜市场 (菜市場)
苏州市 (蘇州市)
都市 
重庆市 (重慶市)
长春市 (長春市)
开市 (開市)
集市 
青岛市 (青島市)
闹市 (鬧市)

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市 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.
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