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We don't need no education!

Let me introduce you to Zapatista Zebra, our new protagonist! He represents the pronunciation initial "zu-". Like all pronunciation initials going with an "u", "zu-" is represented by an animal. Stonehenge represents the pronunciation final "-(e)ng"; we've already seen Stonehenge in the pictures for , , and . The first tone always goes with "in front of" a location.

I often mirror objects in my paintings—it didn't go so well with the (school's) banner. Well, never mind! To represent in other character's painting, I'll draw a blackboard.


Composition: 宗 = 宀 + 示

zong1 =
zu + (e)ng1

surname Zong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zong1 =
zu + (e)ng1

school / sect / purpose / model / ancestor / clan / to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work) / classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zapatista Zebra graduated from middle school and celebrates in front Stonehenge by crashing a blackboard, ripping the school's banner and trashing his graduation cap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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shi4 =
sh + Ø4

to show / to reveal | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A standard or guidon, as used in the military. Sherlock Holmes tries out his new guidon in the space station's bathroom. The standard features a capacitor and a daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 years ago


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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

zu

Zapatista Zebra - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


zong1

jiao4
religion (HSK level 5)

zong1

zhi3
objective / aim / goal (HSK level 6)

zong1

shi1
great scholar respected for learning and integrity

juan4

zong1
file / folder / dossier

zong1

pai4
sect

zheng4

zong1
orthodox school / fig. traditional / old school / authentic / genuine

gao1

zong1
Gaozong Emperor, Temple name of the tenth Song Emperor Zhao Gou 趙構|赵构[Zhao4 Gou4] (1107-1187 AD), reigned (1127-1162 AD)

zong1

zu2
Chinese clan

zu3

zong1
ancestor / forebear

guang1

zong1
耀
yao4

zu3
to bring honor to one's ancestors

da4

zong1
large amount / staple / influential family of long standing

chan2

zong1
Zen Buddhism

zong1

miao4
temple / ancestral shrine

jiao4

zong1
the pope / also called 教皇

chuan2

zong1

jie1

dai4
to carry on one's ancestral line

wan4

bian4

bu4

li2

qi2

zong1
many superficial changes but no departure from the original stand (idiom); plus ça change, plus ça reste la mème chose

shi4

zong1
Sejong the Great or Sejong Daewang (1397-1450), reigned 1418-1450 as fourth king of Joseon or Chosun dynasty, in whose reign the hangeul alphabet was invented

zong1

pai4

zhu3

yi4
sectarianism

tang2

xian4

zong1
Emperor Xianzong of Tang (778-820), reign name of twelfth Tang emperor Li Chun 李純|李纯[Li3 Chun2] reigned 805-820

tian1

tai2

zong1
Tiantai school of Buddhism

tang2

de2

zong1
Emperor Dezong of Tang (742-805), reign name of tenth Tang emperor Li Kuo 李适[Li3 Kuo4], reigned 779-805

tang2

xuan1

zong1
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (810-859), reign name of seventeenth Tang emperor Li Chen 李忱[Li3 Chen2], reigned 846-859

tang2

shun4

zong1
Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761-806), reign name of eleventh Tang emperor Li Song 李誦|李诵[Li3 Song4], reigned 805-806

tang2

su4

zong1
Emperor Suzong of Tang (711-762), reign name of eighth Tang emperor Li Heng 李亨[Li3 Heng1], reigned 756-762

tang2

gao1

zong1
Emperor Gaozong of Tang, reign name of third Tang emperor Li Zhi 李治[Li3 Zhi4] (628-683), reigned 649-683

wei2

shi2

zong1
Yogācāra school of Buddhism / Consciousness-only school of Buddhism

tang2

tai4

zong1

li3

wei4

gong1

wen4

dui4
"Duke Li of Wei Answering Emperor Taizong of Tang", military treatise attributed to Li Jing 李靖[Li3 Jing4] and one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1]

dai4

zong1
Daizong, Temple name of seventh Ming emperor Jingtai 景泰[Jing3 tai4]

tai4

zong1
posthumous name given to second emperor of a dynasty / King Taejong of Joseon Korea (1367-1422), reigned 1400-1418

meng4

zong1

zhu2
see 毛竹[mao2 zhu2]

tang2

mu4

zong1
Emperor Muzong of Tang (795-825), reign name of thirteenth Tang emperor 李恆|李恒[Li3 Heng2] reigned 821-825

tang2

rui4

zong1
Emperor Ruizong of Tang, reign name of sixth Tang emperor Li Dan 李旦[Li3 Dan4] (662-716), reigned 684-690 and 710-712

tang2

tai4

zong1
Emperor Taizong of Tang, reign name of second Tang emperor Li Shimin 李世民[Li3 Shi4 min2] (599-649), reigned 626-649

tang2

xuan2

zong1
Tang Emperor Xuanzong (685-762), also known as Emperor Ming of Tang 唐明皇[Tang2 Ming2 huang2], reign name of seventh Tang emperor 李隆基[Li3 Long1 ji1], reigned 712-756

zong1

jiao4

yi2

shi4
religious ceremony

tang2

wu3

zong1
Emperor Wuzong of Tang (814-846), reign name of sixteenth Tang emperor Li Chan 李瀍[Li3 Chan2], reigned 840-846

tang2

xi1

zong1
Emperor Xizong of Tang, reign name of nineteenth Tang Emperor Li Xuan 李儇[Li3 Xuan1] (862-888), reigned 873-888

zong1

shi4
imperial clan / member of the imperial clan / clansman / ancestral shrine

tang2

zhao1

zong1
Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, reign name of twentieth Tang emperor 李曄|李晔[Li1 Ye4] (867-904), reigned 888-904

zong1

ka1

ba1
Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), Tibetan religious leader, founder of the Gelugpa school 格魯派|格鲁派[Ge2 lu3 pai4]

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