1 Most Used Character

Top 1 Most Frequently Used Chinese Character Making Up 4% of All the Spoken and Written Chinese Language!

This is the first of eight pages about Chinese characters' appearance frequency.

In all languages a relatively few words are spoken (and written) much more frequently than others.

What about Chinese language? The following character is the #1 most frequently used one, making up 4% of all spoken and written Chinese language:

In other words, whatever you read or say in Chinese, every 100 characters you find this one 4 times!

The #1 Winner Character!

appearance score: # 1
frequency: 4.0943253%
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A Very Simple Example of Usage

Translation: The teacher of Mary (Mary's teacher).


Tip: In Chinese there are no white spaces between characters. The sentence above should be written this way:


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-Used after an attributive adjunct (i.e. an adjective, or a word, phrase, or clause, performing the function of an adjective):
1. when the attributive adjunct is used to qualify or modify the headword;
2. when between the attributive adjunct and the headword there is a relationship of belonging;
3. when the attributive adjunct is a person and the headword is a noun for a job or a function, to indicate that the person holds that role;
4. when the attributive adjunct is a person and the headword is preceded by a verb, to indicate that the person is the receiver of the action
-Used without headword:
1. takes the place of who or what has been mentioned in the preceding part of the text;
2. stands for a generic person or thing;
3. indicates a certain situation;
4. when there's a series of de5 preceded and followed each by the same verb, adjective, etc., it has the meaning of 'this and that', 'either... and...'
-Used after the verbal predicate, gives emphasis to the action's doer, place, time, etc.
ATTENTION: this construction is only used for past actions
-Used at the end of a statement, indicates certainty
-Used after two or more words of the same kind, its meaning is similar to 'so on' or 'etc.'
-Used between two numeral-classifier compounds, it means multiply or add
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-True, exact, real
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-Target, bull's-eye

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

In this page you found all details about this Chinese characters. Anyway, if you really want to learn how to use it, I suggest you start from Lesson 1 of the "1,000 Chinese Characters" FREE Daily Course - click here for the course.

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