明

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:

ä¿¡

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Meta:

  1. ä¿¡ is the 176th most frequent character.
  2. ä¿¡ has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. ä¿¡ appears as a character in 132 words.
  4. ä¿¡ appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
信 => 亻, 言
Radical :
信 => 亻 (human), 言 (speech)
Graphical :
信 => ㇒, 丨, 一, 丶, 二, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xin4 - letter/mail/CL:封[feng1]/to trust/to believe/to profess faith in/truthful/confidence/trust/at will/at random

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

信 
信息 
相信 
短信 

Medium Frequency

信仰 
信任 
信心 
信念 
信用 
信用卡 
信号 (信號)
信誉 (信譽)
信赖 (信賴)
坚信 (堅信)
明信片 
自信 
诚信 (誠信)
迷信 
电信 (電信)

片

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Meta:

  1. 片 is the 455th most frequent character.
  2. 片 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 片 appears as a character in 100 words.
  4. 片 appears as a component in 8 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
片 => No glyph available, ㇕
Radical :
片 => 片 (a slice)
Graphical :
片 => 丨, 丨, 一, ㇕

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. pian1 - disc/sheet
  2. pian4 - thin piece/flake/a slice/film/TV play/to slice/to carve thin/partial/incomplete/one-sided/classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water/classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc/used with numeral 一[yi1]: classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 片 (pian1): The component 片 is pronounced as 'pian1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 片 (pian1): The component 片 is pronounced as 'pian4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 片 (pian4): The component 片 is pronounced as 'pian1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 片 (pian4): The component 片 is pronounced as 'pian4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

图片 (圖片)
照片 
片 

Medium Frequency

一片 
切片 
动画片 (動畫片)
卡片 
唱片 
大片 
影片 
恐怖片 
明信片 
片刻 
片子 
片段 
相片 
短片 
碎片 
芯片 
薯片 
预告片 (預告片)

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片 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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