然

Meta:

  1. 然 is the 55th most frequent character.
  2. 然 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 然 appears as a character in 153 words.
  4. 然 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
然 => 肰, 灬
Radical :
然 => 月 (moon), 犬 (dog), 灬 (fire)
Graphical :
然 => 冂, 二, 人, 一, 丶, 灬

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ran2 - correct/right/so/thus/like this/-ly

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 然 (ran2): The component 肰 is pronounced as 'ran2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

依然 
居然 
果然 
然后 (然後)
突然 
竟然 
自然 
虽然 (雖然)

Medium Frequency

不然 
仍然 
偶然 
坦然 
大自然 
天然 
已然 
必然 
忽然 
悄然 
既然 
淡然 
然 
然而 
理所当然 (理所當然)
当然 (當然)
突然间 (突然間)
茫然 
释然 (釋然)
顺其自然 (順其自然)
显然 (顯然)

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后

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Meta:

  1. 后 is the 48th most frequent character.
  2. 后 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 后 appears as a character in 174 words.
  4. 后 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
后 => ⺁, 𠮛
Radical :
后 => ⺁ (cliff), 一 (one), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
后 => 丿, ㇒, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Hou4 - surname Hou
  2. hou4 - empress/queen
  3. hou4 - back/behind/rear/afterwards/after/later

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 后 (hou4): The component 口 is pronounced as 'kou3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

之后 (之後)
以后 (以後)
后 
最后 (最後)
然后 (然後)

Medium Frequency

事后 (事後)
今后 (今後)
先后 (先後)
前后 (前後)
午后 (午後)
天后 
幕后 (幕後)
往后 (往後)
后代 (後代)
后来 (後來)
后台 (後台)
后天 (後天)
后宫 (後宮)
后年 (後年)
后悔 (後悔)
后期 (後期)
后果 (後果)
后者 (後者)
后卫 (後衛)
后退 (後退)
后遗症 (後遺症)
后面 (後面)
日后 (日後)
皇后 
背后 (背後)
落后 (落後)
身后 (身後)
过后 (過後)
酒后 (酒後)
随后 (隨後)

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后 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.
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