需

Meta:

  1. 需 is the 408th most frequent character.
  2. 需 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 需 appears as a character in 13 words.
  4. 需 appears as a component in 14 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
需 => 雨, 而
Radical :
需 => 雨 (rain), 而 (beard)
Graphical :
需 => 一, 冂, 丨, 丶, ㇀, 冫, 一, 丿, 冂, 丨

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. xu1 - to require/to need/to want/necessity/need

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 需 (xu1): The component 雨 is pronounced as 'yu4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 需 (xu1): The component 雨 is pronounced as 'yu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

需要 

Medium Frequency

需 
需求 

求

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Meta:

  1. 求 is the 312th most frequent character.
  2. 求 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 求 appears as a character in 73 words.
  4. 求 appears as a component in 10 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
求 => No glyph available, 氺
Radical :
求 => 𠂇 (left hand), 丶 (dot), 氺 (water)
Graphical :
求 => 𠂇, 丶, 亅, 丶, ㇀, 冫

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. qiu2 - to seek/to look for/to request/to demand/to beseech

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

求 

Medium Frequency

奢求 
寻求 (尋求)
强求 (強求)
求助 
求婚 
求职 (求職)
求解 
祈求 
要求 
请求 (請求)
追求 
需求 
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.