1. 钻 is the 1722nd most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 21 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (metal/gold), (divination), (mouth)
Graphical :
=> 丿, , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zuan1 - to drill/to bore/to get into/to make one's way into/to enter (a hole)/to thread one's way through/to study intensively/to dig into/to curry favor for personal gain
  2. zuan4 - an auger/diamond

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

钻戒 (鑽戒)
钻石 (鑽石)

Medium Frequency

钻研 (鑽研)
钻进 (鑽進)
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.