1. 欲 is the 1043rd most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 40 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (valley), (yawn)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yu4 - desire/appetite/passion/lust/greed
  2. yu4 - to wish for/to desire/variant of 慾|欲[yu4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 欲 (yu4): The component 谷 is pronounced as 'gu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

欲望 (慾望)
食欲 (食慾)

Medium Frequency

性欲 (性慾)
情欲 (情慾)
畅所欲言 (暢所欲言)
欲罢不能 (欲罷不能)
欲盖弥彰 (欲蓋彌彰)
为所欲为 (為所欲為)
纵欲 (縱慾)
贪欲 (貪慾)
随心所欲 (隨心所欲)
震耳欲聋 (震耳欲聾)
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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