1. 约 is the 424th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 88 words.
  4. appears as a component in 2 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (silk), (wrap), (dot)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yao1 - to weigh in a balance or on a scale
  2. yue1 - to make an appointment/to invite/approximately/pact/treaty/to economize/to restrict/to reduce (a fraction)/concise

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 约 (yao1): The component 勺 is pronounced as 'shao2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 约 (yao1): The component 勹 is pronounced as 'bao1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

大约 (大約)
契约 (契約)
简约 (簡約)
约定 (約定)
约会 (約會)
纽约 (紐約)

Medium Frequency

不约而同 (不約而同)
公约 (公約)
制约 (制約)
北约 (北約)
合约 (合約)
失约 (失約)
婉约 (婉約)
婚约 (婚約)
条约 (條約)
爽约 (爽約)
特约 (特約)
相约 (相約)
节约 (節約)
签约 (簽約)
约旦 (約旦)
约束 (約束)
约束力 (約束力)
约翰 (約翰)
约翰逊 (約翰遜)
续约 (續約)
赴约 (赴約)
违约 (違約)
里约 (里約)
里约热内卢 (里約熱內盧)
隐约 (隱約)
隐隐约约 (隱隱約約)
预约 (預約)

Appears In:

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.