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)

曲

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Meta:

  1. 曲 is the 1064th most frequent character.
  2. 曲 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 曲 appears as a character in 82 words.
  4. 曲 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
曲 => 井, 凵
Radical :
曲 => No glyph available, 二 (two), 凵 (container)
Graphical :
曲 => 丨, 二, 凵

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Qu1 - surname Qu
  2. qu1 - bent/crooked/wrong
  3. qu3 - tune/song/CL:支[zhi1]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 曲 (qu1): The component 凵 is pronounced as 'qu1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 曲 (qu3): The component 凵 is pronounced as 'qu1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

单曲 (單曲)
曲 
歌曲 

Medium Frequency

交响曲 (交響曲)
作曲 
作曲家 
催眠曲 
协奏曲 (協奏曲)
名曲 
夜曲 
奏鸣曲 (奏鳴曲)
委曲 
序曲 
弯曲 (彎曲)
戏曲 (戲曲)
扭曲 
卷曲 (捲曲)
插曲 
曲奇 
曲子 
曲折 
曲目 
曲线 (曲線)
曲艺 (曲藝)
曲解 
曲调 (曲調)
乐曲 (樂曲)
神曲 
编曲 (編曲)
舞曲 
进行曲 (進行曲)

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曲 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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