林

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  1. 林 is the 364th most frequent character.
  2. 林 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 林 appears as a character in 132 words.
  4. 林 appears as a component in 33 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
林 => 木
Radical :
林 => 林 (N/A)
Graphical :
林 => 林

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Lin2 - surname Lin
  2. lin2 - woods/forest/CL:片[pian4]/circle(s) (i.e. specific group of people)/a collection (of similar things)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 林 (lin2): The component 林 is pronounced as 'lin2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

少林寺 
林 
林黛玉 
桂林 
森林 
武林 

Medium Frequency

克林顿 (克林頓)
凡士林 
丛林 (叢林)
吉林 
吉林市 
吉林省 
园林 (園林)
奥林匹克 (奧林匹克)
富兰克林 (富蘭克林)
少林 
布鲁克林 (布魯克林)
斯大林 
杏林 
林则徐 (林則徐)
林子 
林彪 
林心如 
林忆莲 (林憶蓮)
林木 
林立 
林肯 
林芝 
林青霞 
柏林 
格林 
梅林 
椰林 
榆林 
树林 (樹林)
玉林 
田林 
石林 
穆斯林 
竹林 
红树林 (紅樹林)
蔡依林 
阿司匹林 
雨林 
黑森林 

則

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Meta:

  1. 則 is the 284th most frequent character.
  2. 則 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 則 appears as a character in 25 words.
  4. 則 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
則 => 貝, 刂
Radical :
則 => 貝 (shell), 刂 (knife)
Graphical :
則 => 口, 二, 八, 亅, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ze2 - conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause/standard/norm/rule/to imitate/to follow/then/principle/classifier for written items (such as an official statement)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

则 (則)
原则 (原則)
否则 (否則)
规则 (規則)

Medium Frequency

不规则 (不規則)
守则 (守則)
实则 (實則)
武则天 (武則天)
法则 (法則)
准则 (準則)
潜规则 (潛規則)

徐

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Meta:

  1. 徐 is the 1311th most frequent character.
  2. 徐 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 徐 appears as a character in 24 words.
  4. 徐 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
徐 => 彳, 余
Radical :
徐 => 彳 (step), 人 (human), 干 (dry), 小 (small)
Graphical :
徐 => ㇒, 丨, 人, 一, 一, 丨, 亅, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Xu2 - surname Xu
  2. xu2 - slowly/gently

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 徐 (xu2): The component 余 is pronounced as 'yu2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 徐 (xu2): The component 小 is pronounced as 'xiao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

徐州 
徐志摩 

Medium Frequency

徐 
徐克 
徐汇区 (徐匯區)
徐家汇 (徐家匯)
徐州市 
徐徐 
徐闻 (徐聞)
林则徐 (林則徐)
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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