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list of 100 most commonly used Chinese words

chinese-character-symbol-手-hand

shǒu The hand,handy,skilled,workman. It is the radical, No. 64. When written at the side called  提手 dīshǒu. is the picture of a side …

chinese-天-sky

tiān Heaven, the sky, a day, the weather, celestial ; the Emperor, great, high, any superior over an inferior; moral superiority 大 …

chinese-门-door

门, 門

門 mēn Gate, radical 169, is picture of a two-leaved gate turning on pivots (戶, hù being a one-leaved door). This may …

chinese-中-middle

zhōng The middle, among, to hit the mark, attain, pass an examination. The character represents a square target pierced in the center …

chinese-目-eye

mù Depiction of the human eye, rotated 90 degrees An eye (which is the radical, No. 109), a picture tilled Compound 目的 …

chinese-木-wood

mù Wood, is the radical, No. 75. Wood or tree: branches on top, roots on the bottom (more visible in earlier forms) …

chinese-口-mouth

kǒu The word for mouth resembles an opening or orifice Mouth or opening is the radical, No. 30 Compound 口琴 kǒuqín – …

chinese-日-sun-day

rì A pictograph of the sun. Sun or day. Also  the 72nd radical Compounds 日报 rìbào – daily newspaper 日本 rìběn – …

chinese-大

dà Great,  37th radical, resembles a person 人 with arms stretched out as far as possible, implying the meaning of big/great/large Compounds …

chinese-月-moon

yuè The moon, is the radical, No.74. A picture of the crescent moon completely visible (compare 夕 xī No. 14) The word for …

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