照

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  1. 照 is the 443rd most frequent character.
  2. 照 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 照 appears as a character in 77 words.
  4. 照 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
照 => 昭, 灬
Radical :
照 => 日 (sun/day), 刀 (knife), 口 (mouth), 灬 (fire)
Graphical :
照 => 口, 一, ㇆, 丿, 口, 灬

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zhao4 - according to/in accordance with/to shine/to illuminate/to reflect/to look at (one's reflection)/to take (a photo)/photo/as requested/as before

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 照 (zhao4): The component 昭 is pronounced as 'zhao1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 照 (zhao4): The component 刀 is pronounced as 'dao1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

照片 

Medium Frequency

合照 
拍照 
按照 
日照 
普照 
照 
照亮 
照常 
照样 (照樣)
照相 
照顾 (照顧)
护照 (護照)
关照 (關照)
驾照 (駕照)

耀

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  1. 耀 is the 1802nd most frequent character.
  2. 耀 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 耀 appears as a character in 16 words.
  4. 耀 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
耀 => 光, 翟
Radical :
耀 => ⺌ (small), 一 (one), 儿 (legs), 羽 (feather), 隹 (small bird)
Graphical :
耀 => 丨, 丷, 一, 丿, 乚, 羽, ㇒, 丨, 一, 二, 丨, 一, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yao4 - brilliant/glorious

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 耀 (yao4): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 耀 (yao4): The component 羽 is pronounced as 'yu3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

闪耀 (閃耀)

Medium Frequency

荣耀 (榮耀)
炫耀 
照耀 
耀眼 
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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