時

Meta:

  1. 時 is the 25th most frequent character.
  2. 時 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 時 appears as a character in 173 words.
  4. 時 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
時 => 日, 寺
Radical :
時 => 日 (sun/day), 土 (earth), 寸 (thumb)
Graphical :
時 => 口, 一, 一, 丨, 一, 𠂇, 亅, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shi2 - surname Shi
  2. shi2 - o'clock/time/when/hour/season/period

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 時 (shi2): The component 寺 is pronounced as 'si4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 時 (shi2): The component 日 is pronounced as 'ri4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

同时 (同時)
小时 (小時)
时 (時)
时代 (時代)
时候 (時候)
时光 (時光)
时尚 (時尚)
时间 (時間)
随时 (隨時)

Medium Frequency

一时 (一時)
不时 (不時)
何时 (何時)
倒计时 (倒計時)
到时 (到時)
到时候 (到時候)
即时 (即時)
及时 (及時)
定时 (定時)
实时 (實時)
小时候 (小時候)
平时 (平時)
几时 (幾時)
按时 (按時)
时分 (時分)
时刻 (時刻)
时报 (時報)
时差 (時差)
时常 (時常)
时时 (時時)
时时刻刻 (時時刻刻)
时期 (時期)
时机 (時機)
时段 (時段)
时空 (時空)
时节 (時節)
时装 (時裝)
时隔 (時隔)
时髦 (時髦)
暂时 (暫時)
有时 (有時)
有时候 (有時候)
有的时候 (有的時候)
此时 (此時)
历时 (歷時)
准时 (準時)
当时 (當時)
临时 (臨時)
临时工 (臨時工)
计时 (計時)
这时 (這時)
过时 (過時)
适时 (適時)
那时 (那時)
那时候 (那時候)
顿时 (頓時)

候

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Meta:

  1. 候 is the 341st most frequent character.
  2. 候 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 候 appears as a character in 36 words.
  4. 候 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
候 => No glyph available, No glyph available
Radical :
候 => 亻 (human), 丨 (line), No glyph available, 矢 (arrow)
Graphical :
候 => ㇒, 丨, 丨, 匚, 丿, 一, 人, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. hou4 - to wait/to inquire after/to watch/season/climate/(old) period of five days

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

时候 (時候)

Medium Frequency

伺候 
问候 (問候)
守候 
小时候 (小時候)
有时候 (有時候)
有的时候 (有的時候)
等候 
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.