本

Meta:

  1. 本 is the 92nd most frequent character.
  2. 本 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 本 appears as a character in 142 words.
  4. 本 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
本 => 木, 一
Radical :
本 => 木 (tree), 一 (one)
Graphical :
本 => 一, 丨, 八, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ben3 - roots or stems of plants/origin/source/this/the current/root/foundation/basis/classifier for books, periodicals, files etc/originally

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

基本 
日本 
本 
本人 
本来 (本來)
本色 
根本 
赵本山 (趙本山)

Medium Frequency

副本 
剧本 (劇本)
原本 
基本上 
墨尔本 (墨爾本)
成本 
日本人 
书本 (書本)
本事 
本土 
本地 
本子 
本性 
本期 
本本 
本科 
本能 
本质 (本質)
本身 
本钱 (本錢)
本领 (本領)
标本 (標本)
版本 
笔记本 (筆記本)
课本 (課本)
资本 (資本)
资本主义 (資本主義)

Appears In:

本 also appears in:

文

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Meta:

  1. 文 is the 148th most frequent character.
  2. 文 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 文 appears as a character in 227 words.
  4. 文 appears as a component in 38 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
文 => 亠, 乂
Radical :
文 => 文 (script/literature)
Graphical :
文 => 一, 丶, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Wen2 - surname Wen
  2. wen2 - language/culture/writing/formal/literary/gentle/(old) classifier for coins/Kangxi radical 118

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 文 (wen2): The component 文 is pronounced as 'wen2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

中文 
博文 
原文 
文 
文化 
文字 
文章 
文艺 (文藝)
英文 

Medium Frequency

一文不值 
三文鱼 (三文魚)
人文 
作文 
天文 
天文馆 (天文館)
散文 
文人 
文件 
文具 
文学 (文學)
文凭 (文憑)
文摘 
文昌 
文明 
文本 
文档 (文檔)
文物 
文献 (文獻)
文盲 
文科 
文笔 (文筆)
文采 
文静 (文靜)
文革 
斯文 
日文 
本文 
蔡英文 
语文 (語文)
论文 (論文)
达尔文 (達爾文)
铭文 (銘文)
韩文 (韓文)
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.