陽

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  1. 陽 is the 649th most frequent character.
  2. 陽 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 陽 appears as a character in 251 words.
  4. 陽 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
陽 => 阝, 昜
Radical :
陽 => 阝 (town), 日 (sun/day), 一 (one), 勹 (wrap), No glyph available
Graphical :
陽 => 丨, ㇌, 口, 一, 一, ㇆, ㇒, ㇒

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. yang2 - positive (electric.)/sun/male principle (Taoism)/Yang, opposite: 陰|阴[yin1] ☯

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 陽 (yang2): The component 昜 is pronounced as 'yang2'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 陽 (yang2): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

太阳 (太陽)
沈阳 (瀋陽)
阳光 (陽光)
阳台 (陽臺)

Medium Frequency

信阳 (信陽)
南阳 (南陽)
向阳 (向陽)
咸阳 (咸陽)
夕阳 (夕陽)
太阳光 (太陽光)
太阳穴 (太陽穴)
太阳系 (太陽系)
太阳能 (太陽能)
太阳镜 (太陽鏡)
安阳 (安陽)
富阳 (富陽)
岳阳 (岳陽)
平阳 (平陽)
德阳 (德陽)
揭阳 (揭陽)
斜阳 (斜陽)
曲阳 (曲陽)
朝阳 (朝陽)
朝阳区 (朝陽區)
东阳 (東陽)
欧阳 (歐陽)
沈阳市 (沈陽市)
洛阳 (洛陽)
溧阳 (溧陽)
汉阳 (漢陽)
潮阳 (潮陽)
濮阳 (濮陽)
沈阳市 (瀋陽市)
浏阳 (瀏陽)
益阳 (益陽)
紫阳 (紫陽)
绵阳 (綿陽)
耒阳 (耒陽)
衡阳 (衡陽)
襄阳 (襄陽)
贵阳 (貴陽)
贵阳市 (貴陽市)
资阳 (資陽)
辽阳 (遼陽)
邵阳 (邵陽)
鄱阳湖 (鄱陽湖)
金阳 (金陽)
阜阳 (阜陽)
阴差阳错 (陰差陽錯)
阴阳 (陰陽)
阳 (陽)
阳光明媚 (陽光明媚)
阳刚 (陽剛)
阳山 (陽山)
阳性 (陽性)
阳春 (陽春)
阳历 (陽曆)
阳朔 (陽朔)
阳历 (陽歷)
阳江 (陽江)
阳泉 (陽泉)
阳痿 (陽痿)
骄阳 (驕陽)

光

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  1. 光 is the 290th most frequent character.
  2. 光 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 光 appears as a character in 201 words.
  4. 光 appears as a component in 12 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
光 => ⺌, 兀
Radical :
光 => ⺌ (small), 一 (one), 儿 (legs)
Graphical :
光 => 丨, 丷, 一, 丿, 乚

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. guang1 - light/ray/CL:道[dao4]/bright/only/merely/to use up

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

光 
光明 
光荣 (光榮)
时光 (時光)
曝光 
眼光 
阳光 (陽光)

Medium Frequency

不光 
亮光 
光亮 
光伏 
光光 
光圈 
光大 
光学 (光學)
光年 
光彩 
光影 
光明正大 
光是 
光景 
光棍 
光棍儿 (光棍兒)
光棍节 (光棍節)
光滑 
光洁 (光潔)
光泽 (光澤)
光照 
光环 (光環)
光盘 (光盤)
光线 (光線)
光纤 (光纖)
光临 (光臨)
光芒 
光辉 (光輝)
光速 
光阴 (光陰)
光头 (光頭)
光顾 (光顧)
光鲜 (光鮮)
反光 
夜光 
日光 
日光浴 
星光 
春光 
曙光 
月光 
月光族 
极光 (極光)
油光 
泪光 (淚光)
激光 
火光 
荧光 (熒光)
灯光 (燈光)
烛光 (燭光)
用光 
发光 (發光)
目光 
穷光蛋 (窮光蛋)
耳光 
脱光 (脫光)
花光 
蓝光 (藍光)
观光 (觀光)
走光 
闪光 (閃光)
闪光灯 (閃光燈)
开光 (開光)
阳光明媚 (陽光明媚)
灵光 (靈光)
风光 (風光)

明

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  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:

媚

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  1. 媚 is the 2286th most frequent character.
  2. 媚 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 媚 appears as a character in 16 words.
  4. 媚 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
媚 => 女, 眉
Radical :
媚 => 女 (woman), 丨 (line), No glyph available, 丨 (line), 目 (eye)
Graphical :
媚 => ㇛, 一, 丿, 丨, 匚, 丨, 口, 二

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. mei4 - flatter/charm

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 媚 (mei4): The component 眉 is pronounced as 'mei2'. It has the same pronunciation as the character, but differs on tone.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 媚 (mei4): The component 目 is pronounced as 'mu4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

明媚 
阳光明媚 (陽光明媚)

Medium Frequency

媚 
媚眼 
妩媚 (嫵媚)
娇媚 (嬌媚)
谄媚 (諂媚)
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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