yi4
= y + Ø4
different / other / hetero- / unusual / strange / surprising / to distinguish / to separate / to discriminate
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The snake and the double axe

There are two new symbols here: The double axe (only implicitly shown) for , and the snake for . Both deserve comics in their own right, I just felt like drawing this one.


Composition: 异 = 巳 + 廾

yi4 =
y + Ø4

different / other / hetero- / unusual / strange / surprising / to distinguish / to separate / to discriminate | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger sees a wyvern in the space station's bathroom and thinks it's soo strange that there's a wyvern in the space station. But after all, it's just the lab snake which ate a double axe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


=

+
si4 =
s + Ø4

6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A snake. Socrates is terribly afraid of a snake in the space station's bathroom, and he tries to defend himself with a shovel. However the snake already ate a mandarin, and Sokrates is next. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



=

+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
gong3 =
gu + (e)ng3

hands joined | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Handcuffs. Gitta Giraffe is sitting inside of Stonehenge, her hands tied up with handcuffs. There's a flute as horizontal bar, and attached to either side are a banana and a dinosaur bone, so that she cannot slide off the chain. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



=
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


=
丿
+

+
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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


=
丿
+

+
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

is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 6

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


yi4

chang2
exceptional / abnormal / an anomaly (HSK level 6)

you1

yi4
exceptional / outstandingly good (HSK level 6)

cha4

yi4
flabbergasted / astonished (HSK level 6)

ri4

xin1

yue4

yi4
daily renewal, monthly change (idiom) / every day sees new developments / rapid progress (HSK level 6)

cha1

yi4
difference / discrepancy

yin1

ren2

er2

yi4
varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual

yi4

zhuang4
unusual condition / something odd / strange shape

jing1

yi4
amazed

yi4

guo2
exotic / foreign

guai4

yi4
monstrous / strange / strange phenomenon

yi4

xiang3

tian1

kai1
to imagine the wildest thing / to indulge in fantasy

te4

yi4

gong1

neng2
supernatural power / extra-sensory perception

gui3

yi4
strange / weird

yi4

yang4
difference / peculiar

qiu2

tong2

cun2

yi4
to seek common ground while holding back differences (idiom); to agree to differ

jian4

yi4

si1

qian1
to change at once on seeing sth different (idiom); loving fads and novelty / never satisfied with what one has

yi4

duan1
heresy

li2

yi4
to divorce

tong2

chuang2

yi4

meng4
lit. to share the same bed with different dreams (idiom); ostensible partners with different agendas / strange bedfellows / marital dissension

yi4

tong2
comparison / differences and similarities

yi4

jiao4
heresy / heathenism

yi4

xing4
the opposite sex / of the opposite sex / heterosexual / different in nature

te4

yi4
exceptionally good / excellent / clearly outstanding / distinctive / peculiar / unique

yi4

neng2
different function

da4

fang4

yi4

cai3
to shine (of talents, skills, accomplishment) / to demonstrate extraordinary talent or skill

wu2

yi4
nothing other than / to differ in no way from / the same as / to amount to

yi4

xiang1
foreign land / a place far from home

yi4

ti3
variant form (of a Chinese character)

zhen1

yi4
rare / precious and odd

yi4

xin1
disloyalty / infidelity

ya4

yi4
to be surprised / to be astonished

yi4

di4
different place / abroad

yi4

wu4
rarity / rare delicacy / foreign matter / alien body / the dead / ghost / monstrosity / alien life-form

biao1

xin1

li4

yi4
to start on sth new and different (idiom); to display originality

yi4

yi4
objection / dissent

yi4

cai3
extraordinary splendor

yi4

zu2
different tribe

yi4

hua4
alienation (philosophy) / (of speech) dissimilation

jiong3

yi4
totally different

yi4

jiao4

tu2
member of another religion / heathen / pagan / heretic / apostate

Example sentences for

 
everywhere - gold and jade in glorious splendor - everywhere - rare flowers
Everywhere is gold and jade in glorious splendor, all over are very rare flowers and herbs

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Comments (1)

  1. Matthias wrote about 1 year ago: I wrote my mnemonic when the component at the bottom was still "卄", not the better fitting "廾".

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