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Most common Chinese characters - ordered by frequency

List of Chinese characters ordered by frequency rank (from most common to least common). Based on Jun Da's Modern Chinese Character Frequency List. Using simplified characters.

9933 characters
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PinyinDefinitionRadicalStroke countHSK levelGeneral Standard#Frequency rank
depossessive, adjectival suffix 106.38111551
one; a, an; alone 1.01100012
shìindeed, yes, right; to be; demonstrative pronoun, this, that 72.59114793
no, not; un-; negative prefix 1.34100914
leto finish; particle of completed action 6.12100175
zàibe at, in, on; consist in, rest 32.36103886
rénman; people; mankind; someone else 9.02100107
yǒuhave, own, possess; exist 74.26103908
our, us, i, me, my, we 62.37107619
other, another; he, she, it 9.351027710
zhèthis, the, here 162.471083711
numerary adjunct, piece; single 2.231004512
menadjunct pronoun indicate plural 9.351027313
zhōngcentral; center, middle; in the midst of; hit (target); attain 2.341011314
láicome, coming; return, returning 75.371070715
shàngtop; superior, highest; go up, send up 1.231003616
big, great, vast, large, high 37.031003217
wèido, handle, govern, act; be 3.342016518
harmony, peace; peaceful, calm 30.581113119
guónation, country, nation-state 31.581108120
deearth; soil, ground; region 32.363036621
dàogo to, arrive, been to 18.682106322
by means of; thereby, therefore; consider as; in order to 9.342018223
shuōspeak, say, talk; scold, upbraid 149.791171724
shítime, season; era, age, period 72.371071725
yàonecessary, essential; necessity 146.392144126
jiùjust, simply; to come, go to; to approach, near 43.9122272827
chūgo out, send out; stand; produce 17.351033028
huìassemble, meet together; meeting 9.461048629
may, can, -able; possibly 30.252021230
also; classical final particle of strong affirmation or identity 5.232006631
you, second person pronoun 9.571078232
duìcorrect, right; facing, opposed 41.251034133
shēnglife, living, lifetime; birth 100.051026334
néngto be able; can, permitted to; ability 130.6101214635
érand; and then; and yet; but 126.063039236
zioffspring, child; fruit, seed of; 1st terrestrial branch 39.031006437
that, that one, those 163.461056438
obtain, get, gain, acquire 60.8112234139
in, on, at; go to; surname 7.133002440
zhemake move, take action 109.6112239841
xiàunder, underneath, below; down; inferior; bring down 1.231003042
self, private, personal; from 132.063047743
zhīmarks preceding phrase as modifier of following phrase; it, him her, them; go to丿 4.334005844
nián 51.361044445
guòpass, pass through, go across 162.362037946
issue, dispatch, send out; hair 29.353033947
hòuqueen, empress, sovereign; (simp. for ) behind, rear, after 30.361048248
zuòmake; work; compose, write; act, perform 9.571077749
unit of distance; village; lane 166.071072150
yònguse, employ, apply, operate; use 101.053028351
dàopath, road, street; method, way 162.9122274552
xínggo; walk; move, travel; circulate 144.063048353
suǒplace, location; numerary adjunct 63.482116454
rányes, certainly; pledge, promise 86.8122272355
jiāhouse, home, residence; family 40.7101209956
zhǒngseed; race, breed; to plant 115.493154957
shìaffair, matter, business; to serve; accident, incident 6.782103858
chéngcompleted, finished, fixed 62.363040159
fānga square, rectangle; a region; local 70.043016360
duōmuch, many; more than, over 36.361050761
jīngclassic works; pass through 120.582135062
meinterrogative particle; repetition of a tune small; tender丿 4.231004863
go away, leave, depart 28.351020464
law, rule, regulation, statute; France, French 85.583124165
xuélearning, knowledge; school 39.581127366
if, supposing; as if; like, as 38.363057867
dōumetropolis, capital; all, the whole; elegant, refined 163.9101180168
tóngsame, similar; together with 30.361042769
xiànappear, manifest, become visible 96.481094970
dāngbear, accept, undertake; just 42.363041871
méinot, have not, none; drown, sink 85.471086772
dòngmove, happen; movement, action 19.462035373
miànface; surface; plane; side, dimension 176.091145574
rise, stand up; go up; begin 156.3101178975
kànlook, see; examine, scrutinize 109.491153976
dìngdecide, settle, fix 40.583127677
tiānsky, heaven; god, celestial 37.141007878
fēndivide; small unit of time etc. 18.241014679
háistill, yet, also, besides 162.472070480
jìnadvance, make progress, enter 162.472060581
hǎogood, excellent, fine; well 38.361058182
xiǎosmall, tiny, insignificant 42.031003783
part, division, section 163.8104204484
his, her, its, their; that 12.683099685
xiēlittle, few; rather, somewhat 7.581106986
zhǔmaster, chief owner; host; lord 3.453030087
yàngshape, form, pattern, style 75.6101184988
reason, logic; manage 96.7113215789
xīnheart; mind, intelligence; soul 61.043017490
she, her 38.361058291
běnroot, origin, source; basis 75.151021092
qiánin front, forward; preceding 18.791165093
kāiopen; initiate, begin, start 55.141007694
dànonly; but, however, yet, still 9.572077495
yīncause, reason; by; because (of) 31.362043096
zhǐonly, just, simply 30.253024697
cóngfrom, by, since, whence, through 9.242014298
xiǎngthink, speculate, plan, consider 61.9131286799
shíreal, true; honest, sincere 40.5831285100

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HSK level - whether character appears on the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Proficiency Test) word list and on what level.
General Standard# - index number in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters.
Frequency rank - based on Jun Da's Modern Chinese Character Frequency List.

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