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 

思

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Meta:

  1. 思 is the 298th most frequent character.
  2. 思 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 思 appears as a character in 92 words.
  4. 思 appears as a component in 11 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
思 => 田, 心
Radical :
思 => 田 (field), 心 (heart)
Graphical :
思 => 冂, 一, 丨, 一, 𠁼, ㇃

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. si1 - to think/to consider

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

好意思 
思念 
思想 
思考 
意思 

Medium Frequency

不可思议 (不可思議)
反思 
心思 
思 
思索 
思维 (思維)
思绪 (思緒)
思议 (思議)
思路 
思量 
有意思 
沉思 
没意思 (沒意思)
深思 
胡思乱想 (胡思亂想)
雅思 
马克思 (馬克思)

ä¹±

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Meta:

  1. ä¹± is the 764th most frequent character.
  2. ä¹± has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. ä¹± appears as a character in 75 words.
  4. ä¹± appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
乱 => 舌, 乚
Radical :
乱 => 舌 (tongue), 乚 (second)
Graphical :
乱 => ㇒, 一, 丨, 口, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. luan4 - in confusion or disorder/in a confused state of mind/disorder/upheaval/riot/illicit sexual relations/to throw into disorder/to mix up/indiscriminate/random/arbitrary

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

乱 (亂)
乱世 (亂世)

Medium Frequency

乱七八糟 (亂七八糟)
乱世佳人 (亂世佳人)
乱糟糟 (亂糟糟)
凌乱 (凌亂)
慌乱 (慌亂)
手忙脚乱 (手忙腳亂)
捣乱 (搗亂)
扰乱 (擾亂)
活蹦乱跳 (活蹦亂跳)
混乱 (混亂)
紊乱 (紊亂)
缭乱 (繚亂)
胡乱 (胡亂)
胡思乱想 (胡思亂想)
胡言乱语 (胡言亂語)
错乱 (錯亂)
杂乱 (雜亂)

想

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Meta:

  1. 想 is the 99th most frequent character.
  2. 想 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 想 appears as a character in 72 words.
  4. 想 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
想 => 相, 心
Radical :
想 => 木 (tree), 目 (eye), 心 (heart)
Graphical :
想 => 一, 丨, 八, 口, 二, 𠁼, ㇃

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xiang3 - to think/to believe/to suppose/to wish/to want/to miss

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 想 (xiang3): The component 相 is pronounced as 'xiang1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 想 (xiang3): The component 相 is pronounced as 'xiang4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 想 (xiang3): The component 心 is pronounced as 'xin1'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

想 

Medium Frequency

梦想 (夢想)
幻想 
心想 
思想 
想到 
想念 
想想 
想法 
想要 
想象 
想起 
理想 
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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