理

Meta:

  1. 理 is the 89th most frequent character.
  2. 理 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 理 appears as a character in 164 words.
  4. 理 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
理 => 王, 里
Radical :
理 => 王 (jade), 里 (village/mile)
Graphical :
理 => 一, 一, 丨, 一, 冂, 一, 丨, 一, 一, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. li3 - texture/grain (of wood)/inner essence/intrinsic order/reason/logic/truth/science/natural science (esp. physics)/to manage/to pay attention to/to run (affairs)/to handle/to put in order/to tidy up

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 理 (li3): The component 里 is pronounced as 'li3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

心理 
整理 
理 
理想 
理由 
理解 
管理 
处理 (處理)
护理 (護理)
道理 

Medium Frequency

不理 
代理 
修理 
伦理 (倫理)
助理 
原理 
合理 
哲理 
地理 
大理 
心安理得 
心理学 (心理學)
心理学家 (心理學家)
情理 
打理 
推理 
搭理 
料理 
明理 
梳理 
治理 
清理 
无理 (無理)
无理取闹 (無理取鬧)
物理 
理喻 
理工 
理念 
理性 
理所当然 (理所當然)
理智 
理会 (理會)
理直气壮 (理直氣壯)
理睬 
理科 
理论 (理論)
理财 (理財)
理发 (理髮)
理发师 (理髮師)
理发店 (理髮店)
生理 
真理 
管理员 (管理員)
纹理 (紋理)
经理 (經理)
总理 (總理)
总经理 (總經理)
自理 
处理器 (處理器)
调理 (調理)
讲理 (講理)
办理 (辦理)

所

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Meta:

  1. 所 is the 54th most frequent character.
  2. 所 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 所 appears as a character in 102 words.
  4. 所 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
所 => 戶, 斤
Radical :
所 => 戶 (door/house), 斤 (axe)
Graphical :
所 => 丿, ㇒, 匚, 丿, ㇒, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. suo3 - actually/place/classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc/that which/particle introducing a relative clause or passive/CL:個|个[ge4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

所 
所以 
所有 

Medium Frequency

一无所有 (一無所有)
不知所措 
之所以 
前所未有 
场所 (場所)
厕所 (廁所)
所在 
所谓 (所謂)
畅所欲言 (暢所欲言)
有所 
派出所 
无所事事 (無所事事)
无所谓 (無所謂)
理所当然 (理所當然)
随心所欲 (隨心所欲)

當

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Meta:

  1. 當 is the 71st most frequent character.
  2. 當 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 當 appears as a character in 117 words.
  4. 當 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
當 => No glyph available, 田
Radical :
當 => ⺌ (small), 冖 (cover), 口 (mouth), 田 (field)
Graphical :
當 => 丨, 丷, 冖, 口, 冂, 一, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. dang1 - to be/to act as/manage/withstand/when/during/ought/should/match equally/equal/same/obstruct/just at (a time or place)/on the spot/right/just at
  2. dang4 - at or in the very same.../suitable/adequate/fitting/proper/to replace/to regard as/to think/to pawn/(coll.) to fail (a student)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

当 (當)
当年 (當年)
当时 (當時)
当然 (當然)

Medium Frequency

上当 (上當)
不当 (不當)
亚当 (亞當)
便当 (便當)
充当 (充當)
叮当 (叮當)
得当 (得當)
恰当 (恰當)
应当 (應當)
担当 (擔當)
理所当然 (理所當然)
当下 (當下)
当中 (當中)
当事人 (當事人)
当今 (當今)
当代 (當代)
当作 (當作)
当做 (當做)
当兵 (當兵)
当初 (當初)
当前 (當前)
当地 (當地)
当场 (當場)
当天 (當天)
当家 (當家)
当局 (當局)
当心 (當心)
当成 (當成)
当日 (當日)
当晚 (當晚)
当当 (當當)
当真 (當真)
当众 (當眾)
当红 (當紅)
当选 (當選)
当面 (當面)
相当 (相當)
相当于 (相當於)
适当 (適當)
麦当劳 (麥當勞)
麦当娜 (麥當娜)

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當 also appears in:

然

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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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然 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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