The Chinese Character Decomposition Helping Hand

What is the Chinese character decomposition guidance? It is a top-down chart splitting a character into smaller, meaningful components.

The components, in their turn, are broken into separate radicals with tones and meanings.

Such decomposition is very helpful to the Chinese language learners to memorize and remember the Chinese characters.

It also gives a better idea of the Chinese language at large.


Decomposition of the Chinese Character 安 ān ‘quiet’

宀 mián roof

丶 zhǔ dot

冖 mì cover

女 nǚ woman

丿 piě slash

一 yī one


Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split.


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Author: theearthofbrain

Chinese Language Teacher

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