爭

Meta:

  1. 爭 is the 344th most frequent character.
  2. 爭 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 爭 appears as a character in 53 words.
  4. 爭 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
爭 => 爫, No glyph available
Radical :
爭 => 爫 (claw/talon), ⺕ (pig snout), 亅 (hook)
Graphical :
爭 => 爫, 匚, 一, 亅

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zheng1 - to strive for/to vie for/to argue or debate/deficient or lacking (topolect)/how or what (literary)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

战争 (戰爭)
争 (爭)
争取 (爭取)
争吵 (爭吵)
争夺 (爭奪)
争气 (爭氣)
竞争 (競爭)

Medium Frequency

不争 (不爭)
不争气 (不爭氣)
力争 (力爭)
抗争 (抗爭)
争先恐后 (爭先恐後)
争分夺秒 (爭分奪秒)
争执 (爭執)
争宠 (爭寵)
争抢 (爭搶)
争相 (爭相)
争端 (爭端)
争论 (爭論)
争议 (爭議)
争辩 (爭辯)
争锋 (爭鋒)
争霸 (爭霸)
争斗 (爭鬥)
相争 (相爭)
竞争力 (競爭力)
纷争 (紛爭)
与世无争 (與世無爭)
斗争 (鬥爭)

Appears In:

爭 also appears in:

先

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  1. 先 is the 188th most frequent character.
  2. 先 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 先 appears as a character in 72 words.
  4. 先 appears as a component in 11 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
先 => ⺧, 儿
Radical :
先 => ⺧ (cow), 儿 (legs)
Graphical :
先 => ⺧, 丿, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xian1 - early/prior/former/in advance/first

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

先 
先生 

Medium Frequency

事先 
优先 (優先)
先后 (先後)
先进 (先進)
先锋 (先鋒)
抢先 (搶先)
祖先 
领先 (領先)
首先 

恐

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  1. 恐 is the 889th most frequent character.
  2. 恐 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 恐 appears as a character in 24 words.
  4. 恐 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
恐 => 巩, 心
Radical :
恐 => 工 (work), 几 (table), 丶 (dot), 心 (heart)
Graphical :
恐 => 一, 丨, 一, 丿, ㇠, 丶, 𠁼, ㇃

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. kong3 - afraid/frightened/to fear

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 恐 (kong3): The component 巩 is pronounced as 'gong3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 恐 (kong3): The component 工 is pronounced as 'gong1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

恐怖 
恐惧 (恐懼)

Medium Frequency

恐 
恐吓 (恐嚇)
恐怕 
恐怖片 
恐慌 
恐惧症 (恐懼症)
恐龙 (恐龍)
惶恐 
惊恐 (驚恐)

後

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Meta:

  1. 後 is the 48th most frequent character.
  2. 後 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 後 appears as a character in 167 words.
  4. 後 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
後 => 彳, No glyph available
Radical :
後 => 彳 (step), 幺 (short/tiny), 夂 (go)
Graphical :
後 => ㇒, 丨, ㇛, 丶, ㇇, ㇏, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. hou4 - back/behind/rear/afterwards/after/later

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

之后 (之後)
以后 (以後)
后 (後)
后悔 (後悔)
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)
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)
后期 (後期)
后果 (後果)
后续 (後續)
后者 (後者)
后台 (後臺)
后卫 (後衛)
后退 (後退)
后遗症 (後遺症)
后面 (後面)
日后 (日後)
背后 (背後)
落后 (落後)
身后 (身後)
过后 (過後)
酒后 (酒後)
随后 (隨後)
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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