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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Meta:

  1. 而 is the 36th most frequent character.
  2. 而 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 而 appears as a character in 131 words.
  4. 而 appears as a component in 41 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
而 => 丆, 𦉫
Radical :
而 => 而 (beard)
Graphical :
而 => 一, 丿, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. er2 - and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates change of state)/(indicates contrast)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 而 (er2): The component 而 is pronounced as 'er2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

而 

Medium Frequency

反而 
因而 
从而 (從而)
然而 
而且 
而已 
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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