1. 鼓 is the 1121st most frequent character.
  2. has 1 dictionary entry.
  3. appears as a character in 43 words.
  4. appears as a component in 9 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (drum)
Graphical :
=> , , , , , , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. gu3 - drum/CL:通[tong4],面[mian4]/to drum/to strike/to rouse/to bulge/to swell

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 鼓 (gu3): The component 壴 is pronounced as 'zhu4'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 鼓 (gu3): The component 鼓 is pronounced as 'gu3'. It has the exact same pronunciation as the character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

鼓励 (鼓勵)
鼓浪屿 (鼓浪嶼)

Medium Frequency

捣鼓 (搗鼓)
锣鼓 (鑼鼓)
鼓动 (鼓動)
鼓楼 (鼓樓)
鼓楼区 (鼓樓區)
鼓点 (鼓點)

Appears In:

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.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.