tu3
= tu + Ø3
earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
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Outer space and earth

I hope that this is an officially approved experiment, surely lots of dirt will get into the instruments! By now I'm sure that you can see how is formed by the other characters. This character appears in many other characters, often at the bottom or left-hand side, which means that it potentially conveys meaning. I'll get back to that point later.

We've seen some animals before: Willy Walrus for "wu" and Gitta Giraffe for "gu". When an initial contains the letter "u", an animal will pop up to encode this piece of information in an picture that will stick in your brain, in this case, Tommy Turtle for "tu".

There's one character left, a very important one on its own, before we come to the character for "five".


Composition: 土 = 十 + 一

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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,
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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

tu

Tommy Turtle - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


yan1

tu3
raw opium

guo2

tu3

an1

quan2

ju2
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

bu4

fu2

shui3

tu3
(of a stranger) not accustomed to the climate of a new place / not acclimatized

sheng1

tu3
(agr.) immature soil / virgin soil

tian2

tu3
farmland

huang2

tian1

hou4

tu3
heaven and earth (idiom)

shi2

zhu4

tu3

jia1

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Shizhu Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

po4

tu3

dian3

li3
ground breaking ceremony

bi4

tu3
Putog, former county 1983-1999 in Zogang county 左貢縣|左贡县[Zuo3 gong4 xian4], Chamdo prefecture, Tibet

bi4

tu3

xian4
Putog, former county 1983-1999 in Zogang county 左貢縣|左贡县[Zuo3 gong4 xian4], Chamdo prefecture, Tibet

zhuan1

hong2

tu3
red brick clay

xiu4

shan1

tu3

jia1

zu2

miao2

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Xiushan Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

xi1

tu3

yuan2

su4
rare earth element (chemistry)

xi1

tu3

jin1

shu3
rare earth element

guo2

tu3

an1

quan2
homeland security

zhu4

tu3

qiang2
a wall of rammed earth

fen3

tu3
dust / sand

yin4

jiang1

tu3

jia1

zu2

miao2

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Yinjiang Tujia and Hmong autonomous county in Tongren prefecture 銅仁地區|铜仁地区[Tong2 ren2 di4 qu1], Guizhou

nai4

huo3

tu3
fire-proof stone / flame resistant material

fu3

zhi2

tu3
humus (topsoil of decayed vegetation)

peng2

run4

tu3
bentonite (mineralogy)

lin2

hai3

shui3

tu3

zhi4
Seaboard geographic gazetteer (c. 275) by Shen Ying 沈瑩|沈莹

tai2

wan1

tu3

gou3
Formosan mountain dog, a breed native to Taiwan

nian1

tu3

fei3
scoundrel with an honest demeanor / see also 蔫兒壞|蔫儿坏[nian1 r5 huai4]

biao3

tu3
surface soil / topsoil

shi4

ru2

tu3

jie4
to regard as useless / to view as no better than weeds

shi4

ru2

fen4

tu3
to look upon as dirt / considered worthless

bian4

xing4

tu3
Vertosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)

you3

yang2

tu3

jia1

zu2

miao2

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Youyang Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

suan1

la4

tu3

dou4

si1
hot and sour shredded potato

dong4

tu3

ceng2
permafrost / tundra / layer of frozen soil

lu:3

fan2

tu3
bauxite / aluminum ore

gang1

jin1

hun4

ning2

tu3
reinforced concrete

bing1

lai2

jiang4

di2

,

shui3

lai2

tu3

yan4
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation

tie3

lu:3

tu3
Ferralosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)

chang2

yang2

tu3

jia1

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Changyang Tujiazu Autonomous County in Hubei

a1

tu3
country bumpkin / redneck (derog)

yin3

tu3
legendary land of hermits / secret land / the back of beyond

chu2

xing2

tu3
Cambosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)

mian4

ru2

tu3

se4
ashen-faced (idiom)

Example sentences for

 
small - spirit - is - this - land - local god - come - here - serve - great sage
This small spirit is this grove's local god, to serve the Great Sage

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