莫

Meta:

  1. 莫 is the 953rd most frequent character.
  2. 莫 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 莫 appears as a character in 38 words.
  4. 莫 appears as a component in 20 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
莫 => 艹, 旲
Radical :
莫 => 艹 (grass), 日 (sun/day), 大 (big)
Graphical :
莫 => 艹, 口, 一, 人, 一

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Mo4 - surname Mo
  2. mo4 - do not/there is none who

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

莫 
莫名 
莫名其妙 
莫过于 (莫過於)

Medium Frequency

切莫 
后悔莫及 (後悔莫及)
拉莫斯 
莫大 
莫扎特 
莫斯科 
莫非 
追悔莫及 
非你莫属 (非你莫屬)

名

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Meta:

  1. 名 is the 203rd most frequent character.
  2. 名 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 名 appears as a character in 200 words.
  4. 名 appears as a component in 6 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
名 => 夕, 口
Radical :
名 => 夕 (evening/unset), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
名 => 夕, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. ming2 - name/noun (part of speech)/place (e.g. among winners)/famous/classifier for people

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

名 
名字 
成名 
排名 

Medium Frequency

出名 
取名 
名人 
名利 
名叫 
名单 (名單)
名将 (名將)
名片 
名牌 
名状 (名狀)
名称 (名稱)
名义 (名義)
名言 
名词 (名詞)
命名 
报名 (報名)
姓名 
实名制 (實名制)
提名 
改名 
更名 
有名 
无名指 (無名指)
知名 
签名 (簽名)
茂名 
莫名 
莫名其妙 
著名 
点名 (點名)

Appears In:

名 also appears in:

其

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Meta:

  1. 其 is the 85th most frequent character.
  2. 其 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 其 appears as a character in 65 words.
  4. 其 appears as a component in 20 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
其 => 甘, No glyph available
Radical :
其 => 甘 (sweet), 一 (one), 八 (eight/divide)
Graphical :
其 => 艹, 二, 一, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qi2 - his/her/its/theirs/that/such/it (refers to sth preceding it)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 其 (qi2): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

其 
其他 
其实 (其實)

Medium Frequency

其中 
其它 
其次 
其余 (其餘)
尤其 
尤其是 
极其 (極其)
莫名其妙 
顺其自然 (順其自然)

妙

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Meta:

  1. 妙 is the 1248th most frequent character.
  2. 妙 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 妙 appears as a character in 29 words.
  4. 妙 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
妙 => 女, 少
Radical :
妙 => 女 (woman), 小 (small), 丿 (bend)
Graphical :
妙 => ㇛, 一, 丿, 亅, 八, 丿

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. miao4 - clever/wonderful

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 妙 (miao4): The component 小 is pronounced as 'xiao3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

奇妙 
美妙 
莫名其妙 

Medium Frequency

奥妙 (奧妙)
妙 
妙手 
巧妙 
微妙 
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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