陈

Meta:

  1. 陈 is the 525th most frequent character.
  2. 陈 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 陈 appears as a character in 48 words.
  4. 陈 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
陈 => 阝, 东
Radical :
陈 => 阝 (town), 乚 (second), 一 (one), 小 (small)
Graphical :
陈 => 丨, ㇌, 乚, 一, 亅, 八

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Chen2 - surname Chen/vassal state during the Spring and Autumn Period 770-475 BC/Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
  2. chen2 - to lay out/to exhibit/to display/to narrate/to state/to explain/to tell/old/stale

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

新陈代谢 (新陳代謝)
陈 (陳)
陈奕迅 (陳奕迅)

Medium Frequency

推陈出新 (推陳出新)
陈冠希 (陳冠希)
陈凯歌 (陳凱歌)
陈列 (陳列)
陈年 (陳年)
陈水扁 (陳水扁)
陈皮 (陳皮)
陈旧 (陳舊)
陈述 (陳述)
陈醋 (陳醋)

炯

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Meta:

  1. 炯 is the 2927th most frequent character.
  2. 炯 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 炯 appears as a character in 4 words.
  4. 炯 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
炯 => 火, 冋
Radical :
炯 => 火 (fire), 冂 (upside down box), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
炯 => 丿, 丶, 冫, 冂, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. jiong3 - bright/clear

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 炯 (jiong3): The component 冋 is pronounced as 'jiong1'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.

Example Words:

High Frequency

Medium Frequency

炯 
炯炯 
炯炯有神 
陈炯明 (陳炯明)

明

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Meta:

  1. 明 is the 121st most frequent character.
  2. 明 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 明 appears as a character in 201 words.
  4. 明 appears as a component in 2 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
明 => 日, 月
Radical :
明 => 日 (sun/day), 月 (moon)
Graphical :
明 => 口, 一, 冂, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Ming2 - Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)/surname Ming/Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God
  2. ming2 - bright/opposite: dark 暗[an4]/(of meaning) clear/to understand/next/public or open/wise/generic term for a sacrifice to the gods

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

明天 
明星 
明白 

Medium Frequency

三明治 
不明 
光明 
分明 
天明 
姚明 
文明 
昆明 
明 
明亮 
明信片 
明儿 (明兒)
明天见 (明天見)
明媚 
明年 
明日 
明明 
明智 
明月 
明朗 
明珠 
明知 
明确 (明確)
明显 (明顯)
发明 (發明)
精明 
聪明 (聰明)
声明 (聲明)
表明 
说明 (說明)
证明 (證明)
透明 
阳光明媚 (陽光明媚)
鲜明 (鮮明)
黎明 

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明 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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