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  1. 起 is the 75th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 140 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (run), (oneself)
Graphical :
=> , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qi3 - to rise/to raise/to get up/to set out/to start/to appear/to launch/to initiate (action)/to draft/to establish/to get (from a depot or counter)/verb suffix, to start/(before place or time) starting from/classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance/classifier for groups: batch, group

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 起 (qi3): The component 己 is pronounced as 'ji3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

一起 
发起 (發起)
 
起来 (起來)
起床 

Medium Frequency

了不起 
升起 
在一起 
对不起 (對不起)
引起 
想起 
拿起 
提起 
早起 
比起 
起码 (起碼)
起身 
起飞 (起飛)
起点 (起點)

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  1. 死 is the 317th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 153 words.
  4. appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (death/decay), (spoon)
Graphical :
=> , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. si3 - to die/impassable/uncrossable/inflexible/rigid/extremely

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 死 (si3): The component 匕 is pronounced as 'bi3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 

Medium Frequency

冻死 (凍死)
半死 
去死 
堵死 
害死 
弄死 
打死 
掐死 
撞死 
晕死 (暈死)
会死 (會死)
死亡 
死人 
死刑 
死去 
死去活来 (死去活來)
死因 
死心 
死心塌地 
死机 (死機)
死死 
死神 
死而后已 (死而後已)
死党 (死黨)
杀死 (殺死)
气死 (氣死)
生死 
要死 
起死回生 
逼死 
饿死 (餓死)

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  1. 回 is the 172nd most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 129 words.
  4. appears as a component in 40 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=>
Radical :
=> (N/A)
Graphical :
=>

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. hui2 - to circle/to go back/to turn around/to answer/to return/to revolve/Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims)/time/classifier for acts of a play/section or chapter (of a classic book)
  2. hui2 - to curve/to return/to revolve

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 回 (hui2): The component 回 is pronounced as 'hui2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

 
回来 (回來)
回到 
回家 
回忆 (回憶)

Medium Frequency

来回 (來回)
回事 
回去 
回合 
回味 
回国 (回國)
回报 (回報)
回复 (回復)
回想 
回应 (回應)
回归 (回歸)
回眸 
回答 
回访 (回訪)
回头 (回頭)
回顾 (回顧)
回馈 (回饋)
回首 
带回 (帶回)
怎么回事 (怎麼回事)
找回 
挽回 
轮回 (輪回)

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  1. 生 is the 34th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 346 words.
  4. appears as a component in 25 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (life)
Graphical :
=> ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. sheng1 - to be born/to give birth/life/to grow/raw, uncooked

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 生 (sheng1): The component 生 is pronounced as 'sheng1'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

人生 
先生 
女生 
学生 (學生)
 
生命 
生日 
生活 
发生 (發生)

Medium Frequency

一生 
一生一世 
三生有幸 
今生 
来生 (來生)
再生 
出生 
大学生 (大學生)
天生 
学生会 (學生會)
学生证 (學生證)
小学生 (小學生)
新生 
民生 
活生生 
生动 (生動)
生化 
生子 
生存 
生怕 
生意 
生态 (生態)
生成 
生机 (生機)
生死 
生气 (生氣)
生涯 
生物 
生物钟 (生物鐘)
生理 
生产 (生產)
生病 
生肖 
生育 
生菜 
生姜 (生薑)
生长 (生長)
产生 (產生)
男生 
留学生 (留學生)
畜生 
毕业生 (畢業生)
众生 (眾生)
研究生 
终生 (終生)
维生素 (維生素)
考生 
花生 
卫生 (衛生)
卫生巾 (衛生巾)
卫生间 (衛生間)
亲生 (親生)
计生 (計生)
诞生 (誕生)
逃生 
医生 (醫生)
重生 
野生 
陌生 
陌生人 
养生 (養生)
高中生 
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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