1. 縮 is the 1302nd most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 34 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> , 宿
Radical :
=> (silk), (roof), (human), (one), (white)
Graphical :
=> , , , , , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. suo1 - to withdraw/to pull back/to contract/to shrink/to reduce/abbreviation/also pronounced [su4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 縮 (suo1): The component 宿 is pronounced as 'su4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

压缩 (壓縮)
收缩 (收縮)
浓缩 (濃縮)
缩小 (縮小)
缩水 (縮水)
缩短 (縮短)
萎缩 (萎縮)
蜷缩 (蜷縮)
退缩 (退縮)

Medium Frequency

伸缩 (伸縮)
压缩机 (壓縮機)
宫缩 (宮縮)
微缩 (微縮)
畏缩 (畏縮)
紧缩 (緊縮)
缩写 (縮寫)
缩影 (縮影)
缩成 (縮成)
缩减 (縮減)
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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