1. 键 is the 1469th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 14 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (metal/gold), (long stride), (brush)
Graphical :
=> 丿, , , , , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jian4 - (door lock) key/key (on piano or keyboard)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 键 (jian4): The component 建 is pronounced as 'jian4'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 键 (jian4): The component 钅 is pronounced as 'jin1'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

按键 (按鍵)
关键 (關鍵)

Medium Frequency

键盘 (鍵盤)
关键词 (關鍵詞)
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.