qian1
= qi + an1
thousand
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A thousand is commonly represented by the prefix "kilo", which brings us to the kilogram, the .


Composition: 千 = 丿 + 十

qian1 =
qi + an1

thousand | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts dropped a kilo on her banana in front of Anchor Inn, and now she uses a cross to try and revive it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

qian1 =
qi + an1

a swing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
丿
+
丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


=
丿
+
shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


=

+
yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


=

+
gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

千 order 6e8bb94041da758a7e9f8df6e0bc73ebb2f794338672ea8f01ab054812d606df

appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 2

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


qian1

wan4
ten million / countless / many / one must by all means (HSK level 4)

qian1

fang1

bai3

ji4
lit. thousand ways, a hundred plans (idiom); by every possible means (HSK level 6)

qian1

qi2

bai3

guai4
fantastic oddities of every description (idiom)

cheng2

bai3

shang4

qian1
hundreds / a large number / lit. by the hundreds and thousands

qian1

gu3
for all eternity / throughout all ages

shu4

yi3

qian1

ji4
thousands (of sth)

qian1

zai3

nan2

feng2
extremely rare (idiom) / once in a blue moon

qiu1

qian1
swing / seesaw / trapeze

yi1

nuo4

qian1

jin1
a promise worth one thousand in gold (idiom); a promise that must be kept

qian1

bian4

wan4

hua4
countless changes / constant permutation

qian1

tou2

wan4

xu4
plethora of things to tackle / multitude of loose ends / very complicated / chaotic

qian1

wa3
kilowatt (unit of electric power)

qian1

dao1

wan4

gua3
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)

ge4

you3

qian1

qiu1
each has its own merits (idiom)

qian1

jia1

wan4

hu4
every family (idiom)

qian1

li3

yan3
clairvoyance

qian1

fu2
kilovolt

qian1

jin1
thousand jin 斤 (pounds) of gold / money and riches / (honorific) invaluable (support) / (honorific) daughter

qian1

li3

tiao2

tiao2
from distant parts

qian1

mi3
kilometer

bu4

yuan3

qian1

li3
make light of traveling a thousand li / go to the trouble of traveling a long distance

cheng2

qian1

shang4

wan4
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers / innumerable / thousands upon thousands

ji3

qian1
several thousand

dang4

qiu1

qian1
to swing (on a swing)

cheng2

qian1
thousands

yi1

shi1

zu2

cheng2

qian1

gu3

hen4
lit. one wrong step causes thousand hatred (idiom) / A single slip may cause lasting sorrow.

qian1

dao3

hu2
Qiandao Lake

qian1

ke4
kilogram

qian1

xin1

wan4

ku3
to suffer untold hardships (idiom); trials and tribulations / with difficulty / after some effort

qian1

pian1

yi1

lu:4
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all

yi1

luo4

qian1

zhang4
lit. to drop a thousand zhang in one fall (idiom) / fig. (of business, popularity etc) to suffer a sudden, devastating decline / to take a dive

qian1

yan2

wan4

yu3
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say / talking nonstop

qian1

nian2
millennium

qian1

qian1

wan4

wan4
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers / innumerable / thousands upon thousands

qian1

jun1

yi1

fa4
a thousand pounds hangs by a thread (idiom) / imminent peril / a matter of life or death

qian1

qiu1
a thousand years / your birthday (honorific)

qian1

chuang1

bai3

kong3
riddled with gaping wounds / afflicted with all ills

qian1

li3

ma3
lit. ten thousand mile horse / fine steed

wan4

zi3

qian1

hong2
thousands of purples and reds (idiom); a blaze of color / fig. a profusion of flourishing trades

wan4

shui3

qian1

shan1
ten thousand crags and torrents (idiom); the trials and tribulations of a long journey / a long and difficult road

Example sentences for

 
grasp - that - three - thousand - six - hundred - catty - big - ring - sword - bring here
Bring the 3600 half-kilogram ringed sword here
 
come - people - quickly - take - that - seven - thousand - two - hundred - catty - square - heaven - halberd
Come! Quickly take the 7200 half-kilogram halberd here
 
As one wants - golden cudgel - weight - three - 10000 - six - 1000 - catty
The golden cudgel which follows your will; weights 36000 half-kilograms
 
we - king - earlier - fly - hundred thousand - eight thousand - li - (le)
Our king has already flown 108 000 li
 
this - imperial - horse - prison - has - horse - thousand - pair - all - to be taken care of by - you - manage
The Imperial Stable has a thousand horses, all under your supervision
 
Your Majesty - by all means - cannot - again - go to war
Your Majesty, by all means you cannot go to war again
 
great sage - tthis - peach - forest - is - 3000 - years - once - blossom
Great Sage, this peach forest blossoms once in 3000 years

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