1. 闸 is the 3274th most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 7 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (gate), (upside down box), (two), (line)
Graphical :
=> , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. zha2 - gear/brake/sluice/lock (on waterway)/electric switch or circuit breaker

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

跳闸 (跳閘)
闸北区 (閘北區)

Medium Frequency

水闸 (水閘)
港闸区 (港閘區)
闸门 (閘門)
电闸 (電閘)
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.