1. 许 is the 263rd most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 37 words.
  4. appears as a component in 1 character.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (speech), (dry), (N/A)
Graphical :
=> , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Xu3 - surname Xu
  2. xu3 - to allow/to permit/to promise/to praise/somewhat/perhaps

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 许 (xu3): The component 午 is pronounced as 'wu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

也许 (也許)
或许 (或許)
许多 (許多)

Medium Frequency

不许 (不許)
些许 (些許)
允许 (允許)
少许 (少許)
许下 (許下)
许久 (許久)
许愿 (許願)

Appears In:

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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.