朱

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  1. 朱 is the 1118th most frequent character.
  2. 朱 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 朱 appears as a character in 22 words.
  4. 朱 appears as a component in 15 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
朱 => 未, ㇒
Radical :
朱 => 木 (tree), 一 (one), ㇒ (N/A)
Graphical :
朱 => 一, 丨, 八, 一, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Zhu1 - surname Zhu
  2. zhu1 - vermilion
  3. zhu1 - cinnabar/see 硃砂|朱砂[zhu1 sha1]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 朱 (zhu1): The component 木 is pronounced as 'mu4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

朱 
朱古力 

Medium Frequency

朱元璋 
朱熹 
朱砂 
朱红 (朱紅)
朱镕基 (朱鎔基)
朱雀 
朱丽叶 (朱麗葉)

雀

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Meta:

  1. 雀 is the 2326th most frequent character.
  2. 雀 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 雀 appears as a character in 15 words.
  4. 雀 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
雀 => 少, 隹
Radical :
雀 => 小 (small), 丿 (bend), 隹 (small bird)
Graphical :
雀 => 亅, 八, 丿, ㇒, 丨, 一, 二, 丨, 一, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qiao1 - a freckle/lentigo
  2. que4 - small bird/sparrow/also pr. [qiao3]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 雀 (qiao1): The component 小 is pronounced as 'xiao3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

雀巢 
麻雀 

Medium Frequency

孔雀 
朱雀 
燕雀 
雀斑 
雀跃 (雀躍)
云雀 (雲雀)
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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