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(no subject) [Mar. 4th, 2008|09:10 am]
The 1,000 Most Common Characters

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1088. 衝 冲 CHONG1, to rush
衝擊 CHONG1 JI2, to assault
衝水 CHONG1 SHUI3, to flush (a toilet)

1087. 漫 MAN4, to flow
漫長 MAN4 CHANG2, endless
漫畫 MAN4 HUA4, comic, manga

1086. 啟 启 QI3, to open; to begin
啟用 QI3 YONG4, to start using
啟發 QI3 FA1, to inspire

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(no subject) [Mar. 3rd, 2008|10:06 am]
The 1,000 Most Common Characters

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1085. 祖 ZU3, ancestors
祖先 ZU3 XIAN1, ancestors

1084. 擴 扩 KUO4, to enlarge; to expand
擴充 KUO4 CHONG1, to expand
擴大 KUO4 DA4, to enlarge

1083. 楚 CHU3, to be clear; (name of a state in ancient China)
清楚 QING1 CHU3, to be clear



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(no subject) [Feb. 27th, 2008|01:52 pm]
The 1,000 Most Common Characters

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1082. 培 PEI2, to cultivate
培養 PEI2 YANG3, to cultivate

1081. 互 HU4, mutual
互相 HU4 XIANG1, mutually

1080. 蓋 盖 GAI4, lid, cover
蓋子 GAI4 ZI, lid
蓋章 GAI4 ZHANG1, to affix one's seal

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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2008|10:27 am]
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1079. 跡 JI1, trace, vestige
跡象 JI1 XIANG4, sign, indication
陳跡 CHEN2 JI1, relics

1078. 域 YU4, territory
地域 DI4 YU4, district, region

1077. 航 HANG2, to navigate
航空 HANG2 KONG1, aviation
航空公司 HANG2 KONG1 GONG1 SI1, airline

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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2008|09:31 am]
The 1,000 Most Common Characters

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1076. 括 KUO4 (GUA1), to include
包括 BAO1 KUO4, to include

1075. 幣 币 BI4, currency
幣值 BI4 ZHI2, currency value
人民幣 PRC currency

N.B. Do not confuse 幣BI4, currency, with 弊 BI4, abuse.

1074. 珍 ZHEN1, treasure; to treasure
珍惜 ZHEN1 XI2, to cherish

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(no subject) [Feb. 20th, 2008|11:49 am]
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1073. 暴 BAO4, savage; PU4, to expose
暴力 BAO4 LI4, violence
暴露 PU4 LU4, to expose, to lay bear

1072. 佛 FO2, Buddha
佛教 FO2 JIAO4, Buddhism

1071. 尾 WEI3, tail
尾巴 WEI3 BA, tail

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(no subject) [Feb. 19th, 2008|09:09 am]
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1070. 呀 YA1, (an exclamation)
哎呀 AI1 YA1, Yikes! Wow! Oh boy!

1069. 哭 KU1, to cry
哭泣 KU1 QI4, to weep

1068. 孔 KONG3, hole; Kong (a surname)
孔子 KONG3 ZI3, Confucius
孔丘 KONG3 QIU1, Kong Qiu (Confucius's full name)
穿孔 CHUAN1 KONG3, to punch a hole

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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2008|10:48 am]
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1067. 忍 REN3, to endure
忍耐 REN3 NAI4, to put up with
忍者 REN3 ZHE3, ninja

1066. 米 MI3, uncooked rice
米飯 MI3 FAN4, cooked rice

1065. 憶 忆 YI4, to recall
憶及 YI4 JI2, to recollect
回憶 HUI2 YI4, to recall

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(no subject) [Feb. 14th, 2008|08:58 am]
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1064. 尊 ZUN1, to respect
尊敬 ZUN1 JING4, to respect

1063. 燒 烧 SHAO1, to bake

1062. 概 GAI4, generally
概念 GAI4 NIAN4, concept

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(no subject) [Feb. 12th, 2008|10:14 am]
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1061. 揚 扬 YANG2, to raise
揚名 YANG2 MING2, to become famous

1060. 抽 CHOU1, to draw out
抽象 CHOU1 XIANG4, abstract
抽煙 CHOU1 YAN1, to smoke (cigarettes)

1059. 固 GU4, firm, solid
固執 GU4 ZHI2, obstinate
固定 GU4 DING4, fixed, stable

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