苦

Meta:

  1. 苦 is the 633rd most frequent character.
  2. 苦 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 苦 appears as a character in 87 words.
  4. 苦 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
苦 => 艹, 古
Radical :
苦 => 艹 (grass), 十 (ten), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
苦 => 艹, 一, 丨, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ku3 - bitter/hardship/pain/to suffer/to bring suffering to/painstakingly

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 苦 (ku3): The component 古 is pronounced as 'gu3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 苦 (ku3): The component 口 is pronounced as 'kou3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

痛苦 
苦 
辛苦 

Medium Frequency

何苦 
刻苦 
千辛万苦 (千辛萬苦)
受苦 
吃苦 
艰苦 (艱苦)
苦力 
苦命 
苦工 
苦心 
苦闷 (苦悶)
苦恼 (苦惱)
苦涩 (苦澀)
苦瓜 
苦痛 
苦笑 
苦苦 
苦难 (苦難)
诉苦 (訴苦)
辛辛苦苦 
酸甜苦辣 

难

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Meta:

  1. 难 is the 295th most frequent character.
  2. 难 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 难 appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. 难 appears as a component in 4 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
难 => 又, 隹
Radical :
难 => 又 (right hand), 隹 (small bird)
Graphical :
难 => ㇇, ㇏, ㇒, 丨, 一, 二, 丨, 一, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. nan2 - difficult (to...)/problem/difficulty/difficult/not good
  2. nan4 - disaster/distress/to scold

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

困难 (困難)
难 (難)
难以 (難以)
难受 (難受)
难得 (難得)
难过 (難過)
难道 (難道)

Medium Frequency

患难 (患難)
灾难 (災難)
为难 (為難)
磨难 (磨難)
艰难 (艱難)
苦难 (苦難)
难免 (難免)
难吃 (難吃)
难堪 (難堪)
难度 (難度)
难得一见 (難得一見)
难忘 (難忘)
难怪 (難怪)
难为 (難為)
难看 (難看)
难听 (難聽)
难处 (難處)
难关 (難關)
难题 (難題)

Appears In:

难 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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