通

Meta:

  1. 通 is the 190th most frequent character.
  2. 通 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 通 appears as a character in 176 words.
  4. 通 appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
通 => 辶, 甬
Radical :
通 => 辶 (walk), 龴 (N/A), 用 (use)
Graphical :
通 => 丶, ㇆, ㇝, 龴, 冂, 二, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. tong1 - to go through/to know well/(suffix) expert/to connect/to communicate/open/to clear/classifier for letters, telegrams, phone calls etc
  2. tong4 - classifier for sections of music playing/classifier for bouts of unpleasant language

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 通 (tong1): The component 甬 is pronounced as 'tong3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 通 (tong1): The component 甬 is pronounced as 'yong3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  3. Pronunciation clue for 通 (tong1): The component 用 is pronounced as 'yong4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  4. Pronunciation clue for 通 (tong4): The component 甬 is pronounced as 'tong3'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  5. Pronunciation clue for 通 (tong4): The component 甬 is pronounced as 'yong3'. It has the same pinyin final.
  6. Pronunciation clue for 通 (tong4): The component 用 is pronounced as 'yong4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

交通 
普通 
沟通 (溝通)
联通 (聯通)
通 
通宵 
通知 
通过 (通過)
开通 (開通)

Medium Frequency

亨通 
全球通 
南通 
卡通 
圆通 (圓通)
想通 
打通 
接通 
扑通 (撲通)
普普通通 
普通话 (普通話)
畅通 (暢通)
流通 
相通 
精通 
网通 (網通)
变通 (變通)
通俗 
通信 
通向 
通告 
通报 (通報)
通州 
通常 
通往 
通畅 (通暢)
通气 (通氣)
通用 
通病 
通红 (通紅)
通缉 (通緝)
通胀 (通脹)
通行 
通行证 (通行證)
通讯 (通訊)
通讯录 (通訊錄)
通话 (通話)
通货膨胀 (通貨膨脹)
通车 (通車)
通透 
通通 
通道 
通关 (通關)
通风 (通風)

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通 also appears in:

常

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Meta:

  1. 常 is the 187th most frequent character.
  2. 常 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 常 appears as a character in 70 words.
  4. 常 appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
常 => 龸, 吊
Radical :
常 => ⺌ (small), 冖 (cover), 口 (mouth), 巾 (turban/scarf)
Graphical :
常 => 丨, 丷, 冖, 口, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Chang2 - surname Chang
  2. chang2 - always/ever/often/frequently/common/general/constant

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

常 
正常 
经常 (經常)
非常 

Medium Frequency

家常 
寻常 (尋常)
常客 
常州 
常常 
常见 (常見)
常识 (常識)
平常 
往常 
日常 
时常 (時常)
无常 (無常)
照常 
异常 (異常)
通常 

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常 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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