1. 楚 is the 857th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 22 words.
  4. appears as a component in 3 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (N/A), (bolt of cloth)
Graphical :
=> , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Chu3 - surname Chu/abbr. for Hubei 湖北省[Hu2 bei3 Sheng3] and Hunan 湖南省[Hu2 nan2 Sheng3] provinces together/Chinese kingdom during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (722-221 BC)
  2. chu3 - distinct/clear/orderly/pain/suffering/deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex)/punishment cane (old)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

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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.