1. 来 is the 15th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 174 words.
  4. appears as a component in 7 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (tree), (one), (eight/divide)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. lai2 - to come/to arrive/to come round/ever since/next

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

来自 (來自)
出来 (出來)
原来 (原來)
回来 (回來)
起来 (起來)
越来越 (越來越)

Medium Frequency

上来 (上來)
下来 (下來)
以来 (以來)
来到 (來到)
来回 (來回)
来年 (來年)
来源 (來源)
来临 (來臨)
来说 (來說)
来电 (來電)
传来 (傳來)
到来 (到來)
如来 (如來)
将来 (將來)
带来 (帶來)
后来 (後來)
从来 (從來)
想来 (想來)
拿来 (拿來)
接下来 (接下來)
未来 (未來)
本来 (本來)
用来 (用來)
看来 (看來)
进来 (進來)
过来 (過來)
醒来 (醒來)

Appears In:

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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.