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)

论

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Meta:

  1. 论 is the 205th most frequent character.
  2. 论 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 论 appears as a character in 72 words.
  4. 论 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
论 => 讠, 仑
Radical :
论 => 讠 (speech), 人 (human), 匕 (spoon)
Graphical :
论 => ㇊, 丶, 人, 乚, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. lun2 - the Analects (of Confucius)
  2. lun4 - by the/per/theory/to discuss/to talk (about)/to discuss

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 论 (lun2): The component 仑 is pronounced as 'lun2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 论 (lun4): The component 仑 is pronounced as 'lun2'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

不论 (不論)
无论 (無論)
理论 (理論)
讨论 (討論)
评论 (評論)
论 (論)
论坛 (論壇)

Medium Frequency

定论 (定論)
争论 (爭論)
结论 (結論)
言论 (言論)
讨论区 (討論區)
评论家 (評論家)
谈论 (談論)
论战 (論戰)
论文 (論文)
论语 (論語)
论证 (論證)
议论 (議論)
舆论 (輿論)
辩论 (辯論)
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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