特

Meta:

  1. 特 is the 173rd most frequent character.
  2. 特 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 特 appears as a character in 191 words.
  4. 特 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
特 => 牛, 寺
Radical :
特 => 牛 (cow), 土 (earth), 寸 (thumb)
Graphical :
特 => 二, 丨, ㇒, 一, 丨, 一, 𠂇, 亅, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. te4 - special/unique/distinguished/especially/unusual/very

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 特 (te4): The component 土 is pronounced as 'tu3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

奥特曼 (奧特曼)
模特 
特 
特价 (特價)
特别 (特別)
特工 
特效 
特殊 
特种兵 (特種兵)
特色 
特警 
特点 (特點)
独特 (獨特)

Medium Frequency

丘比特 
伏特加 
凯尔特人 (凱爾特人)
凯特 (凱特)
卡特 
呼和浩特 
大错特错 (大錯特錯)
奇特 
奥特莱斯 (奧特萊斯)
希特勒 
底特律 
推特 
比特 
沙特 
波特 
特刊 
特制 
特务 (特務)
特区 (特區)
特地 
特定 
特写 (特寫)
特征 (特徵)
特快 
特性 
特惠 
特意 
特技 
特有 
特权 (特權)
特此 
特派员 (特派員)
特产 (特產)
特异 (特異)
特种 (特種)
特立独行 (特立獨行)
特等 
特约 (特約)
特级 (特級)
特护 (特護)
特质 (特質)
特辑 (特輯)
特邀 
特长 (特長)
福特 
罗伯特 (羅伯特)
英特尔 (英特爾)
范特西 
莫扎特 
阿姆斯特丹 

效

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Meta:

  1. 效 is the 551st most frequent character.
  2. 效 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 效 appears as a character in 42 words.
  4. 效 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
效 => 交, ⺙
Radical :
效 => 亠 (lid), 八 (eight/divide), 乂 (N/A), ⺙ (knock)
Graphical :
效 => 一, 丶, 八, 乂, 丿, 一, 乂

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xiao4 - to imitate
  2. xiao4 - effect/efficacy/to imitate

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 效 (xiao4): The component 交 is pronounced as 'jiao1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

效果 
有效 

Medium Frequency

效 (傚)
功效 
失效 
成效 
效应 (效應)
效率 
效益 
有效期 
无效 (無效)
特效 
生效 
疗效 (療效)
绩效 (績效)
见效 (見效)
音效 
高效 
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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