自

Meta:

  1. 自 is the 43rd most frequent character.
  2. 自 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 自 appears as a character in 230 words.
  4. 自 appears as a component in 34 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
自 => 目, 丶
Radical :
自 => 自 (self)
Graphical :
自 => 口, 二, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zi4 - from/self/oneself/since

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 自 (zi4): The component 自 is pronounced as 'zi4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

来自 (來自)
自 
自己 

Medium Frequency

出自 
各自 
大自然 
独自 (獨自)
发自 (發自)
自主 
自作 
自信 
自个儿 (自個兒)
自制 
自助 
自助餐 
自动 (自動)
自卑 
自古 
自在 
自家 
自尊 
自从 (自從)
自恋 (自戀)
自我 
自拔 
自欺欺人 
自杀 (自殺)
自然 
自由 
自私 
自称 (自稱)
自行 
自行车 (自行車)
自觉 (自覺)
自豪 
自责 (自責)
自身 
亲自 (親自)
顺其自然 (順其自然)

省

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Meta:

  1. 省 is the 665th most frequent character.
  2. 省 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 省 appears as a character in 59 words.
  4. 省 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
省 => 少, 目
Radical :
省 => 小 (small), 丿 (bend), 目 (eye)
Graphical :
省 => 亅, 八, 丿, 口, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. sheng3 - to save/to economize/to do without/to omit/to leave out/province/CL:個|个[ge4]
  2. xing3 - introspection/to examine oneself critically/awareness/to visit (an elderly relative)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 省 (sheng3): The component 少 is pronounced as 'shao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 省 (sheng3): The component 少 is pronounced as 'shao4'. It has the same pinyin initial.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 省 (xing3): The component 小 is pronounced as 'xiao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

省 
节省 (節省)

Medium Frequency

反省 
吉林省 
四川省 
安徽省 
山东省 (山東省)
山西省 
广东省 (廣東省)
江苏省 (江蘇省)
江西省 
河北省 
河南省 
浙江省 
湖北省 
湖南省 
省事 
省份 
省去 
省城 
省委 
省得 
省心 
省会 (省會)
省略 
省级 (省級)
省长 (省長)
省电 (省電)
福建省 
自省 
辽宁省 (遼寧省)
陕西省 (陝西省)
云南省 (雲南省)
黑龙江省 (黑龍江省)
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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