默

Meta:

  1. 默 is the 1029th most frequent character.
  2. 默 has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. 默 appears as a character in 35 words.
  4. 默 appears as a component in 0 characters.

Decomposition:

Once :
默 => 黑, 犬
Radical :
默 => 黑 (black), 犬 (dog)
Graphical :
默 => 口, 丨, 丷, 一, 丨, 一, 灬, 人, 一, 丶

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. mo4 - silent/to write from memory

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

幽默 
沉默 
默默 

Medium Frequency

幽默感 
默契 
默念 
默然 
默认 (默認)

哀

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Meta:

  1. 哀 is the 1749th most frequent character.
  2. 哀 has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. 哀 appears as a character in 32 words.
  4. 哀 appears as a component in 1 character.

Decomposition:

Once :
哀 => 衣, 口
Radical :
哀 => 衣 (clothes), 口 (mouth)
Graphical :
哀 => 一, 丶, ㇒, ㇗, 冫, 口

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Ai1 - Ai (c. 2000 BC), sixth of legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God, also known as Li 釐|厘[Li2]
  2. ai1 - sorrow/grief/pity/to grieve for/to pity/to lament/to condole

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 哀 (ai1): The component 衣 is pronounced as 'yi4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 哀 (ai1): The component 衣 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

悲哀 

Medium Frequency

哀 
哀伤 (哀傷)
哀叹 (哀嘆)
哀家 
哀怨 
哀悼 
哀愁 
哀求 
喜怒哀乐 (喜怒哀樂)
默哀 

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哀 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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