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 

Appears In:

明 also appears in:

细

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Meta:

  1. 细 is the 597th most frequent character.
  2. 细 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 细 appears as a character in 69 words.
  4. 细 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
细 => 纟, 田
Radical :
细 => 纟 (silk), 田 (field)
Graphical :
细 => ㇛, 一, 冂, 一, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xi4 - thin or slender/finely particulate/thin and soft/fine/delicate/trifling/(of a sound) quiet/frugal

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 细 (xi4): The component 纟 is pronounced as 'si1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

仔细 (仔細)
细 (細)
细节 (細節)
细胞 (細胞)
细腻 (細膩)
详细 (詳細)

Medium Frequency

心细 (心細)
明细 (明細)
粗细 (粗細)
精打细算 (精打細算)
精细 (精細)
细分 (細分)
细嚼慢咽 (細嚼慢咽)
细嫩 (細嫩)
细密 (細密)
细微 (細微)
细心 (細心)
细数 (細數)
细水长流 (細水長流)
细致 (細緻)
细菌 (細菌)
细语 (細語)
细长 (細長)
细雨 (細雨)
纤细 (纖細)
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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