比

Meta:

  1. 比 is the 199th most frequent character.
  2. 比 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 比 appears as a character in 111 words.
  4. 比 appears as a component in 62 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
比 => 匕
Radical :
比 => 比 (compare/compete)
Graphical :
比 => 比

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Bi3 - Belgium/Belgian/abbr. for 比利時|比利时[Bi3 li4 shi2]
  2. bi3 - (particle used for comparison and "-er than")/to compare/to contrast/to gesture (with hands)/ratio
  3. bi4 - to associate with/to be near

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 比 (bi3): The component 比 is pronounced as 'bi3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 比 (bi3): The component 比 is pronounced as 'bi4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 比 (bi4): The component 比 is pronounced as 'bi3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 比 (bi4): The component 比 is pronounced as 'bi4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

比 

Medium Frequency

好比 
对比 (對比)
性价比 (性價比)
比例 
比如 
比赛 (比賽)
比起 
比较 (比較)
无比 (無比)
相比 

利

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Meta:

  1. 利 is the 155th most frequent character.
  2. 利 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 利 appears as a character in 230 words.
  4. 利 appears as a component in 9 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
利 => 禾, 刂
Radical :
利 => 禾 (grain), 刂 (knife)
Graphical :
利 => ㇒, 一, 丨, 八, 亅, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Li4 - surname Li
  2. li4 - sharp/favorable/advantage/benefit/profit/interest/to do good to/to benefit

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

利 
利用 
利益 
胜利 (勝利)
大吉大利 
意大利 
战利品 (戰利品)
权利 (權利)
福利 
顺利 (順利)

Medium Frequency

不利 
亨利 
便利 
利事 
利刃 
利器 
利害 
利尿 
利己 
利市 
利弊 
利息 
利于 (利於)
利是 
利比亚 (利比亞)
利润 (利潤)
利物浦 
利率 
利禄 (利祿)
利索 
利落 
利马 (利馬)
功利 
胜利者 (勝利者)
势利 (勢利)
匈牙利 
吉利 
名利 
哈利 
多利 
失利 
奥利奥 (奧利奧)
奥地利 (奧地利)
安利 
专利 (專利)
急功近利 
意大利人 
意大利面 
叙利亚 (敘利亞)
智利 
暴利 
有利 
比利 
比利时 (比利時)
水利 
法拉利 
流利 
净利润 (淨利潤)
澳大利亚 (澳大利亞)
犀利 
获利 (獲利)
玛利亚 (瑪利亞)
盈利 
福利院 
维多利亚 (維多利亞)
自私自利 
复利 (複利)
返利 
锋利 (鋒利)
飞利浦 (飛利浦)
高利贷 (高利貸)
麻利 

時

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Meta:

  1. 時 is the 25th most frequent character.
  2. 時 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 時 appears as a character in 173 words.
  4. 時 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
時 => 日, 寺
Radical :
時 => 日 (sun/day), 土 (earth), 寸 (thumb)
Graphical :
時 => 口, 一, 一, 丨, 一, 𠂇, 亅, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shi2 - surname Shi
  2. shi2 - o'clock/time/when/hour/season/period

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 時 (shi2): The component 寺 is pronounced as 'si4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 時 (shi2): The component 日 is pronounced as 'ri4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

同时 (同時)
小时 (小時)
时 (時)
时代 (時代)
时候 (時候)
时光 (時光)
时尚 (時尚)
时间 (時間)
随时 (隨時)

Medium Frequency

一时 (一時)
不时 (不時)
何时 (何時)
倒计时 (倒計時)
到时 (到時)
到时候 (到時候)
即时 (即時)
及时 (及時)
定时 (定時)
实时 (實時)
小时候 (小時候)
平时 (平時)
几时 (幾時)
按时 (按時)
时分 (時分)
时刻 (時刻)
时报 (時報)
时差 (時差)
时常 (時常)
时时 (時時)
时时刻刻 (時時刻刻)
时期 (時期)
时机 (時機)
时段 (時段)
时空 (時空)
时节 (時節)
时装 (時裝)
时隔 (時隔)
时髦 (時髦)
暂时 (暫時)
有时 (有時)
有时候 (有時候)
有的时候 (有的時候)
此时 (此時)
历时 (歷時)
准时 (準時)
当时 (當時)
临时 (臨時)
临时工 (臨時工)
计时 (計時)
这时 (這時)
过时 (過時)
适时 (適時)
那时 (那時)
那时候 (那時候)
顿时 (頓時)
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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