简

Meta:

  1. 简 is the 715th most frequent character.
  2. 简 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 简 appears as a character in 40 words.
  4. 简 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
简 => ⺮, 间
Radical :
简 => ⺮ (bamboo), 门 (gate), 日 (sun/day)
Graphical :
简 => ⺮, 丶, 丨, ㇆, 口, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jian3 - simple/uncomplicated/letter/to choose/to select/bamboo strips used for writing (old)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 简 (jian3): The component 间 is pronounced as 'jian1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 简 (jian3): The component 间 is pronounced as 'jian4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

简单 (簡單)
简直 (簡直)

Medium Frequency

简 (簡)
简介 (簡介)
简易 (簡易)
简历 (簡歷)
简洁 (簡潔)
简短 (簡短)
简称 (簡稱)
简约 (簡約)
简陋 (簡陋)

易

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Meta:

  1. 易 is the 461st most frequent character.
  2. 易 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 易 appears as a character in 49 words.
  4. 易 appears as a component in 13 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
易 => 日, 勿
Radical :
易 => 日 (sun/day), 勹 (wrap), No glyph available
Graphical :
易 => 口, 一, ㇆, ㇒, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Yi4 - surname Yi
  2. yi4 - easy/amiable/to change/to exchange

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 易 (yi4): The component 日 is pronounced as 'ri4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

容易 
易 

Medium Frequency

交易 
交易所 
交易日 
周易 
好不容易 
简易 (簡易)
网易 (網易)
贸易 (貿易)
路易威登 
轻易 (輕易)
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.