美

Meta:

  1. 美 is the 151st most frequent character.
  2. 美 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 美 appears as a character in 151 words.
  4. 美 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
美 => 羊, 大
Radical :
美 => 羊 (sheep), 大 (big)
Graphical :
美 => 一, 二, 丨, 丷, 人, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Mei3 - the Americas/abbr. for 美洲[Mei3 zhou1]/USA/abbr. for 美國|美国[Mei3 guo2]
  2. mei3 - beautiful/very satisfactory/good/to be pleased with oneself

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

完美 
美 
美人 
美国 (美國)
美女 
美好 
美丽 (美麗)

Medium Frequency

优美 (優美)
十全十美 
唯美 
审美 (審美)
爱美 (愛美)
甜美 
精美 
美人计 (美人計)
美元 
美化 
美味 
美国人 (美國人)
美妙 
美容 
美德 
美感 
美景 
美满 (美滿)
美白 
美眉 
美瞳 
美术 (美術)
美貌 
美金 
美食 
臭美 
赞美 (讚美)

Appears In:

美 also appears in:

元

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Meta:

  1. 元 is the 370th most frequent character.
  2. 元 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 元 appears as a character in 72 words.
  4. 元 appears as a component in 16 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
元 => 二, 儿
Radical :
元 => 二 (two), 儿 (legs)
Graphical :
元 => 二, 丿, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Yuan2 - surname Yuan/the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
  2. yuan2 - Chinese monetary unit/dollar/primary/first

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

元 

Medium Frequency

元宵 
元宵节 (元宵節)
元宝 (元寶)
元旦 
元月 
元气 (元氣)
元素 
公元 
次元 
欧元 (歐元)
欧元区 (歐元區)
美元 
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.