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or familiarity/old (of people)/venerable (person)/experienced/of long standing/always/all the time/of the past/very/outdated/(of meat etc) tough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)

龄

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Meta:

  1. 龄 is the 1508th most frequent character.
  2. 龄 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 龄 appears as a character in 22 words.
  4. 龄 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
龄 => 齿, 令
Radical :
龄 => 齿 (tooth/molar), 人 (human), 丶 (dot), 龴 (N/A)
Graphical :
龄 => 丨, 一, 丨, 一, 凵, 人, 人, 丶, 龴

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ling2 - age/length of experience, membership etc

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 龄 (ling2): The component 令 is pronounced as 'ling2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 龄 (ling2): The component 令 is pronounced as 'ling3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 龄 (ling2): The component 令 is pronounced as 'ling4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

年龄 (年齡)

Medium Frequency

保龄球 (保齡球)
同龄 (同齡)
同龄人 (同齡人)
大龄 (大齡)
妙龄 (妙齡)
高龄 (高齡)

化

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Meta:

  1. 化 is the 178th most frequent character.
  2. 化 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 化 appears as a character in 299 words.
  4. 化 appears as a component in 7 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
化 => 亻, 匕
Radical :
化 => 亻 (human), 匕 (spoon)
Graphical :
化 => ㇒, 丨, 乚, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. hua1 - variant of 花
  2. hua4 - to make into/to change into/-ization/to ... -ize/to transform/abbr. for 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

化妆 (化妝)
化妆品 (化妝品)
化学 (化學)
化解 
化身 
孵化 
强化 (強化)
文化 
消化 
美化 
变化 (變化)

Medium Frequency

一体化 (一體化)
中石化 
二氧化硅 
二氧化碳 
信息化 
个性化 (個性化)
催化剂 (催化劑)
僵化 
优化 (優化)
光天化日 
全球化 
出神入化 
分化 
化 
化作 
化合物 
化州 
化工 
化痰 
化疗 (化療)
化石 
化纤 (化纖)
化肥 
化验 (化驗)
千变万化 (千變萬化)
同化 
商业化 (商業化)
国际化 (國際化)
城市化 
多元化 
多样化 (多樣化)
奉化 
女性化 
工业化 (工業化)
市场化 (市場化)
幻化 
从化 (從化)
情绪化 (情緒化)
恶化 (惡化)
感化 
怀化 (懷化)
戏剧化 (戲劇化)
抗氧化剂 (抗氧化劑)
数字化 (數字化)
格式化 
标准化 (標準化)
机械化 (機械化)
氧化 
消化不良 
消化道 
液化 
淡化 
净化 (淨化)
深化 
溶化 
演化 
汉化 (漢化)
潜移默化 (潛移默化)
火化 
炼化 (煉化)
现代化 (現代化)
理想化 
生化 
石化 
硬化 
社会化 (社會化)
简化 (簡化)
简单化 (簡單化)
绿化 (綠化)
老化 
老龄化 (老齡化)
肝硬化 
腐化 
自动化 (自動化)
融化 
复杂化 (複雜化)
软化 (軟化)
转化 (轉化)
退化 
造化 
进化 (進化)
进化论 (進化論)
量化 
风化 (風化)

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化 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.
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