老

Meta:

  1. 老 is the 179th most frequent character.
  2. 老 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 老 appears as a character in 178 words.
  4. 老 appears as a component in 71 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
老 => 耂, 匕
Radical :
老 => 老 (old)
Graphical :
老 => 耂, 乚, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. lao3 - prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity/old (of people)/venerable (person)/experienced/of long standing/always/all the time/of the past/very/outdated/(of meat etc) tough

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 老 (lao3): The component 老 is pronounced as 'lao3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

老 
老公 
老婆 
老妈 (老媽)
老师 (老師)
老爸 
老板 (老闆)

Medium Frequency

古老 
回老家 
年老 
老人 
老人家 
老外 
老大 
老天 
老天爷 (老天爺)
老太太 
老娘 
老子 
老家 
老实 (老實)
老年 
老年人 
老弟 
老是 
老板娘 
老爷 (老爺)
老百姓 
老虎 
老乡 (老鄉)
老头 (老頭)
老鼠 
衰老 
养老金 (養老金)

公

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Meta:

  1. 公 is the 115th most frequent character.
  2. 公 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 公 appears as a character in 201 words.
  4. 公 appears as a component in 11 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
公 => 八, 厶
Radical :
公 => 八 (eight/divide), 厶 (private)
Graphical :
公 => 八, ㇛, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. gong1 - public/collectively owned/common/international (e.g. high seas, metric system, calendar)/make public/fair/just/Duke, highest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]/honorable (gentlemen)/father-in-law/male (animal)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

公主 
公交 
公司 
公园 (公園)
公寓 
公民 
公路 
公里 
老公 
办公室 (辦公室)

Medium Frequency

不公 
主人公 
公 
公事 
公交车 (公交車)
公仔 
公布 (公佈)
公元 
公公 
公共 
公分 
公务员 (公務員)
公告 
公婆 
公子 
公安 
公安局 
公安部 
公家 
公平 
公厕 (公廁)
公式 
公敌 (公敵)
公斤 
公会 (公會)
公款 
公正 
公然 
公牛 
公益 
公众 (公眾)
公认 (公認)
公猪 (公豬)
公费 (公費)
公车 (公車)
公道 
公开 (公開)
公开赛 (公開賽)
公关 (公關)
公鸡 (公雞)
公馆 (公館)
分公司 
外公 
天公 
平方公里 
济公 (濟公)
相公 
蒲公英 
办公 (辦公)
办公楼 (辦公樓)
阿公 
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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