1. 茨 is the 1933rd most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 17 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (grass), (ice), (yawn)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ci2 - Caltrop or puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris)/to thatch (a roof)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 茨 (ci2): The component 次 is pronounced as 'ci4'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 茨 (ci2): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

盖茨 (蓋茨)

Medium Frequency

弗罗茨瓦夫 (弗羅茨瓦夫)
罗伯茨 (羅伯茨)
盖茨比 (蓋茨比)
萨尔茨堡 (薩爾茨堡)
阿尔茨海默氏症 (阿爾茨海默氏症)
霍洛维茨 (霍洛維茨)
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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