草

Meta:

  1. 草 is the 787th most frequent character.
  2. 草 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 草 appears as a character in 97 words.
  4. 草 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
草 => 艹, 早
Radical :
草 => 艹 (grass), 日 (sun/day), 十 (ten)
Graphical :
草 => 艹, 口, 一, 一, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cao3 - grass/straw/manuscript/draft (of a document)/careless/rough/CL:棵[ke1],撮[zuo3],株[zhu1],根[gen1]
  2. cao4 - variant of 肏[cao4]

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao3): The component 早 is pronounced as 'zao3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao3): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao4): The component 早 is pronounced as 'zao3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 草 (cao4): The component 艹 is pronounced as 'cao3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

草 
草根 
草莓 

Medium Frequency

三叶草 (三葉草)
仙草 
拈花惹草 
本草 
校草 
烟草 (煙草)
甘草 
皮草 
稻草 
稻草人 
粮草 (糧草)
花草 
草包 
草原 
草丛 (草叢)
草地 
草坪 
草帽 
草木 
草本 
草泥马 (草泥馬)
草率 
草稿 
草草 
薰衣草 
虫草 (蟲草)
野草 
杂草 (雜草)
青草 
香草 

本

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Meta:

  1. 本 is the 92nd most frequent character.
  2. 本 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 本 appears as a character in 142 words.
  4. 本 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
本 => 木, 一
Radical :
本 => 木 (tree), 一 (one)
Graphical :
本 => 一, 丨, 八, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ben3 - roots or stems of plants/origin/source/this/the current/root/foundation/basis/classifier for books, periodicals, files etc/originally

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

基本 
日本 
本 
本人 
本来 (本來)
本色 
根本 
赵本山 (趙本山)

Medium Frequency

副本 
剧本 (劇本)
原本 
基本上 
墨尔本 (墨爾本)
成本 
日本人 
书本 (書本)
本事 
本土 
本地 
本子 
本性 
本期 
本本 
本科 
本能 
本质 (本質)
本身 
本钱 (本錢)
本领 (本領)
标本 (標本)
版本 
笔记本 (筆記本)
课本 (課本)
资本 (資本)
资本主义 (資本主義)

Appears In:

本 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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