監

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  1. 監 is the 836th most frequent character.
  2. 監 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 監 appears as a character in 28 words.
  4. 監 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
監 => No glyph available, 皿
Radical :
監 => 臣 (minister/official), 丿 (bend), 一 (one), 丶 (dot), 皿 (dish)
Graphical :
監 => 一, ㇗, 丨, 匚, 丿, 一, 丶, 冂, 丨, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jian1 - hard/strong/solid/firm/to supervise/to inspect/jail/prison
  2. jian4 - supervisor

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 監 (jian1): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'dian3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 監 (jian4): The component 丶 is pronounced as 'dian3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

太监 (太監)
监控 (監控)
监测 (監測)
监狱 (監獄)
监督 (監督)
监管 (監管)
监考 (監考)
总监 (總監)
证监会 (證監會)

Medium Frequency

监察 (監察)
监禁 (監禁)
监制 (監製)
监视 (監視)
监护 (監護)
药监局 (藥監局)

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監 also appears in:

察

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  1. 察 is the 564th most frequent character.
  2. 察 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 察 appears as a character in 46 words.
  4. 察 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
察 => 宀, 祭
Radical :
察 => 宀 (roof), 月 (moon), 卩 (seal), 示 (sign)
Graphical :
察 => 冖, 丶, 冂, 二, 丨, ㇆, 二, 亅, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cha2 - to examine/to inquire/to observe/to inspect/to look into/obvious/clearly evident

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

观察 (觀察)
警察 

Medium Frequency

侦察 (偵察)
察 
察觉 (察覺)
检察 (檢察)
检察官 (檢察官)
检察院 (檢察院)
洞察 
洞察力 
监察 (監察)
考察 
视察 (視察)
觉察 (覺察)
警察局 
体察 (體察)

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察 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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.