胡

Meta:

  1. 胡 is the 804th most frequent character.
  2. 胡 has 4 dictionary entries.
  3. 胡 appears as a character in 52 words.
  4. 胡 appears as a component in 11 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
胡 => 古, 月
Radical :
胡 => 十 (ten), 口 (mouth), 月 (moon)
Graphical :
胡 => 一, 丨, 口, 冂, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Hu2 - surname Hu
  2. hu2 - non-Han people, esp. from central Asia/reckless/outrageous/what?/why?/to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written 和[hu2])
  3. hu2 - see 衚衕|胡同[hu2 tong4]
  4. hu2 - beard/mustache/whiskers

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 胡 (hu2): The component 古 is pronounced as 'gu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

二胡 
胡 
胡思乱想 (胡思亂想)
胡萝卜 (胡蘿蔔)
胡子 (鬍子)

Medium Frequency

死胡同 
胡乱 (胡亂)
胡同 
胡扯 
胡搅 (胡攪)
胡桃 
胡椒 
胡椒粉 
胡萝卜素 (胡蘿蔔素)
胡言乱语 (胡言亂語)
胡话 (胡話)
胡说 (胡說)
胡适 (胡適)
胡锦涛 (胡錦濤)
胡闹 (胡鬧)
胡须 (鬍鬚)
黑胡椒 

同

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Meta:

  1. 同 is the 69th most frequent character.
  2. 同 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 同 appears as a character in 148 words.
  4. 同 appears as a component in 20 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
同 => 冂, 𠮛
Radical :
同 => 冂 (upside down box), 一 (one), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
同 => 冂, 一, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. tong2 - like/same/similar/together/alike/with
  2. tong4 - see 衚衕|胡同[hu2 tong4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

不同 
共同 
同 
同事 
同学 (同學)
同时 (同時)
同样 (同樣)

Medium Frequency

一同 
共同点 (共同點)
合同 
同仁 
同伴 
同居 
同志 
同性 
同性恋 (同性戀)
同情 
同意 
同感 
同桌 
同步 
同盟 
同胞 
同行 
同道 
同龄 (同齡)
大同 
如同 
志同道合 
感同身受 
相同 
胡同 
与众不同 (與眾不同)
认同 (認同)
赞同 (讚同)
陪同 
党同伐异 (黨同伐異)
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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