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List of Chinese characters used in the writing systems of the Chinese and Japanese languages, occasionally for Korean, and historically in Vietnam. Many of these characters are ancient or rarely used, therefore you may be more interested in much smaller list of characters in modern Chinese or list of most popular Chinese characters. The table below presents Chinese characters together with additional useful data (definition, stroke count, radical and other).

81390 characters
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PinyinDefinitionRadicalStroke countHSK levelGeneral Standard#Frequency rank
bìngsound of flying or speeding 15.57
huòice; icicles, cold; frost, crystallized 15.68
dòngcold, indifferent 15.68
gòngto freeze; to congeal; to curdle 15.68
chēngbitterly cold 15.68
qīncold, cold air, bitterly cold 15.79
jiǒngbitterly cold 15.79
to rain, cold; wintry 15.810
xìngcold 15.810
nánthin ice 15.911
xiè(same as ) faded and fallen -- as blossoms; withered 15.1012
bitterly cold, cold wind; the north wind 15.1113
jié(non-classical of ) clean; pure; clear 15.1214
(same as ) jade with some defects, a lapidary, to polish gems; a surname 16.911
(non-classical of ) cruel, unfortunate, sad 17.46
gōnga sickle, a reaping-hook, to gather in the harvest, to pare; to scrape 18.35
(incorrect form of ) merit; achievement; meritorious, efficacy; good results 18.35
yòu(corrupted form of ) young; immature; weak; delicate 18.35
xíng(same as ) a law, to punish; punishment 18.46
qiàto engrave, (interchangeable with ) a written contract or agreement 18.46
to peel, to pare, to trim, to split, (non-classical form) to open; to unroll; to spread out 18.57
diàn(same as ) a flaw; a defect, to cut with a sword; to chop 18.57
(same as ) the middle part of a bow; the handle of a bow, try to dig and get something with a knife 18.68
luòto cut the flesh from the bones; to scrape off; to pick out; to get rid of 18.68
qiàto sink into; to pierce, (ancient form of ) to cut; to hack; to reap 18.68
qiàto strip the skin of the face; an imminent calamity, to engrave; (Cant.) to pierce 18.68
tāng(dial.) to kill; to slaughter 18.68
bāito deliberate and plan; to arrange 18.68
gānagricultural implements 18.79
(same as ) to pierce; to stab; to irritate; to hurt 18.79
xuānhorned hair 18.79
lǎng(same as ) bright, clear, intelligent, light, brilliant, to understand, to illustrate, to cleanse 18.79
(same as ) to cut open; to rip up; to cut out 18.810
shé(same as ) to make ready the leather for shoes 18.810
(same as ) to engrave; to carve; to tattoo 18.810
(same as ) to divide, to partition, to cut; to hack; to reap 18.810
huà(a variant of ) to rive; to divide; to mark; to cut 18.810
tóu 18.911
piānto pare; to cut into slices 18.911
use knife to split something 18.911
ruǎnto cut in two, to slash 18.911
è(same as ) swords; a double-edged sword 18.911
qiè(same as ) to carve; to engrave; to cut; to oppress, a sickle 18.911
(same as ) to cut off the nose; cut off 18.1012
zhuō(same as ) to cut to pieces; to hack; to chop or hew, to carve for ornaments 18.1012
ruì(same as ) a sharp-pointed weapon, acute; zealous; valiant, wound, minor injury 18.1012
jiāncastration, to pare; to scrape; to sharpen to a point 18.1012
(same as ) tough; unyielding; inflexible; hard 18.1012
chìan incised wound; cuts 18.1113
chónga kind of farm tool; iron spade; spade 18.1113
to wound the skin; to cut open; to open out, ripped 18.1214
lüè(non-classical form) to brand criminals on the face, to rob; to plunder 18.1214
dēnga kind of tool; a hook; a barb; a sickle 18.1214
línto pare; to pare away; to scrape; to sharpen to a point; to shave; to brush away 18.1214
jué(same as ) to cut short; to break off; to interrupt, to drag; to pull 18.1214
thin, small cut 18.1214
xiàoto cut; to hack; to reap, minced meat mixed up with ginger and cassia 18.1214
zànto cut; to hack; to reap; to trim or clip, to stab; to pierce; to brand 18.1214
(same as ) a kind of farm tool; a reaping-hook; used to cut grass 18.1214
zhǔto dig; to excavate 18.1214
zhǎnto cut; to hack; to reap, to strike; to attack, to chastise rebels 18.1315
jiāncut into thin slices; to mince, sharp 18.1416
zòuto cut off; to mince, to cut up firewood 18.1416
chuāa hinged shear or long knife for cutting fodder; sheet-iron; etc., to cut up; to mince 18.1416
xièto cut apart; to divide 18.1517
(same as ) to cut open, to strike against; to clash together 18.1517
(corrupted form) to cut; to mince 18.1618
chì(same as ) an incised wound; cuts 18.1719
to cut; to cut out; to pick out; to scoop out, to cut short; to spare 18.1820
jiǎnto stammer 19.35
with purpose; with ambition; with the determination and courage to get ahead 19.46
fèistrong; healthy, to clasp under the arm, to persecute; to oppress, vigorous 19.57
chù(same as ) to degrade; to dismiss, to reject; to dispel 19.57
bēnggreat strength; great power 19.68
jiéto exert oneself; to make strenuous effort 19.68
(non-classical form of ) sudden; suddenly; quick; to change as the countenance 19.79
liǎngstrong resistance; lazy, reluctant 19.810
kuàivigorous; with great strength 19.810
xiāindustry, sound of making strenuous efforts 19.911
biēgreatly; deeply, with great strength; vigorous 19.1012
juéto break something, to drag; to pull 19.1214
léiin ancient times to fight against the enemy by pushing down the big rocks from up high; to throw over, to urge; to exert oneself, to carry in the bosom 19.1517
xìn 19.1517
bài(non-classical form of ) full of anger; fierce anger, tired; weary; exhausted 19.1517
yǎngto encourage; to stimulate; to exhort to action; to encourage by rewards 19.1517
to incite; to urge, to aid; to help; to assist, to approve; to acquiesce 19.1618
bèiname of a person 20.911
èhair ornaments used in old time 20.1012
to crawl; to crawl on hands and knees 20.1113

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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.

This website combine data from several databases (notably: Unihan, CC-CEDICT). Please be aware that some information presented may be incorrect, especially for very rare Chinese characters. We take no responsibility for incorrect data, though we constantly try to make the website as accurate as possible.

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