to set / to fix / to determine / to decide / to order
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The story continues with the duct tape

has three components: =++. To remember this, we'll use our symbols: A graduation cap, a ladder and Neanderthal Man. We also need a new symbol to represent : I chose a duct tape, because of the meaning "to fix". Dorothy Gale represents the pronunciation initial (di-), and the bathroom of the Erechtheion represents the pronunciation final (-(e)ng4).


Composition: 定 = 宀 + 下 + 人

ding4 =
di + (e)ng4

to set / to fix / to determine / to decide / to order | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"to fix": duct tape. Somebody wanted to tease Dorothy Gale and taped a graduation cap to her head. Neanderthal Man tries to help her by levering the cap off with a ladder in the Stonehenge's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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+

+
xia4 =
xi + a4

down / downwards / below / lower / later / next (week etc) / second (of two parts) / to decline / to go down / to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc) / measure word to show the frequency of an action | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie tries to escape from Adziogol Lighthouse by climbing through the window in the bathroom. To build a ladder, she puts a voodoo staff under a flute. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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+
bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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+
zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

定 order c3ec6ff7454e501ca64abadda70311d5f6e493bb5faa7da88fb06d4d06cc78b9

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

di

Dorothy Gale - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
(e)ng4

In Stonehenge's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


yi1

ding4
surely / certainly / necessarily / fixed / a certain (extent etc) / given / particular / must (HSK level 3)

jue2

ding4
to decide (to do something) / to resolve / decision / CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4] / certainly (HSK level 3)

ken3

ding4
to be sure / to be certain / sure / certain / definite / to confirm / to affirm / affirmative / to approve / approval / recognition (HSK level 4)

gui1

ding4
provision / to fix / to set / to formulate / to stipulate / to provide / regulation / rule / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

que4

ding4
definite / certain / fixed / to fix (on sth) / to determine / to be sure / to ensure / to make certain / to ascertain / to clinch / to recognize / to confirm / OK (on computer dialog box) (HSK level 5)

shuo1

bu5

ding4
can't say for sure / maybe (HSK level 5)

gu4

ding4
to fix / to fasten / to set rigidly in place / fixed / set / regular (HSK level 5)

zhi4

ding4
to draw up / to formulate (HSK level 5)

fou3

ding4
to negate / to deny / to reject / negative (answer) / negation (HSK level 5)

wen3

ding4
steady / stable / stability / to stabilize / to pacify (HSK level 5)

ding4

yi4
definition (HSK level 6)

ren4

ding4
to maintain (that sth is true) / to determine (a fact) / determination (of an amount) / of the firm opinion / to believe firmly / to set one's mind on / to identify with (HSK level 6)

zhen4

ding4
calm / unperturbed / cool (HSK level 6)

zhi3

ding4
to appoint / to assign / to indicate clearly and with certainty / designated (HSK level 6)

jian4

ding4
to appraise / to identify / to evaluate (HSK level 6)

jian1

ding4
firm / steady / staunch / resolute (HSK level 6)

te4

ding4
special / specific / designated / particular (HSK level 6)

ni3

ding4
to draw up / to draft / to formulate (HSK level 6)

dian4

ding4
to establish / to fix / to settle (HSK level 6)

bi4

ding4
to be bound to / to be sure to (HSK level 6)

ding4

qi1
regularly / at regular intervals (HSK level 6)

duan4

ding4
to conclude / to determine / to come to a judgment (HSK level 6)

pan4

ding4
to judge / to decide / judgment / determination

ding4

hun1
variant of 訂婚|订婚[ding4 hun1]

ding4

shen2
to compose oneself / to concentrate one's attention

ding4

ju1
to settle / to fix a place to live

ding4

zuo4
to have something made to order

zhu4

ding4
to be destined / to be fated / to be doomed

jue2

ding4

xing4
decisive / conclusive

ding4

liang4
quantity / fixed amount / ration

ding4

yu2
set at / scheduled at

yi1

kou3

yao3

ding4
to arbitrarily assert / to allege / to stick to one's statement / to cling to one's view

ding4

zhi4
custom-made / made-to-order / to have something custom made

gei3

ding4
to state in advance / preset / given

yi1

chui2

ding4

yin1
lit. to fix the tone with a single hammer blow / fig. to make the final decision

ding4

jin1
down payment / advance payment

xuan3

ding4
to pick out / to select / chosen and fixed

gou1

gu3

ding4

li3
Pythagorean theorem

yi4

ding4

shu1
protocol / treaty

zuo4

ding4
to be seated

Example sentences for

 
leave behind - one - control - sea - godly - needle
A godly needle which is able to pin down the waters was left behind
 
decidedly - will - arrest - seize - condemn
For sure he has to be arrested and condemned
 
for sure - will - someone - learn - he - heaven - how not - in big disorder
For sure, others will follow his example. How can heaven not be in a big disorder?
殿  
if not - surely - will - beat - on top - spirit - heaven - throne hall
If not, for sure I will destroy the heavenly palace
殿  
if - not - comply with - he - determined - will - break - top - heavenly palace
If we do not comply, he threatens to destroy the heavenly palace
 
fix
Freeze
 
fix - will - arrest - devil - monkey - see - me
You must catch the devil monkey to see me

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