首

Meta:

  1. 首 is the 481st most frequent character.
  2. 首 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 首 appears as a character in 71 words.
  4. 首 appears as a component in 5 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
首 => 䒑, 自
Radical :
首 => 首 (head)
Graphical :
首 => 丷, 一, 口, 二, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. shou3 - head/chief/first (occasion, thing etc)/classifier for poems, songs etc

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 首 (shou3): The component 首 is pronounced as 'shou3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

首 
首页 (首頁)

Medium Frequency

回首 
首先 
首席 
首映 
首次 
首尔 (首爾)
首发 (首發)
首要 
首选 (首選)
首都 
首领 (首領)
首饰 (首飾)

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首 also appears in:

都

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Meta:

  1. 都 is the 68th most frequent character.
  2. 都 has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. 都 appears as a character in 55 words.
  4. 都 appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
都 => 者, 阝
Radical :
都 => 耂 (old), 日 (sun/day), 阝 (town)
Graphical :
都 => 耂, 口, 一, 丨, ㇌

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Du1 - surname Du
  2. dou1 - all/both/entirely/(used for emphasis) even/already/(not) at all
  3. du1 - capital city/metropolis

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 都 (du1): The component 阝 is pronounced as 'fu3'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

都 

Medium Frequency

成都 
都市 

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都 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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