yan2
= y + an2
words / speech / to say / to talk
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Stand up for your rights!

Maud Younger (pronunciation initial "y") stands up for her rights just inside the entrance (second tone) of Anchor Inn (pronunciation final "-an"). I'll use the megaphone in yet to come comics to resemble .


Composition: 言 = 亠 + 二 + 口

yan2 =
y + an2

"speech" or "words" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 149) / see also 言字旁[yan2 zi4 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan2 =
y + an2

words / speech / to say / to talk | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The horizontal lines look like sound waves that emerge from an opening: I'll resemble 言 by a megaphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago

Maud Younger rushes into Anchor Inn and just inside the entrance she uses a megaphone to loudly announce that the world revolution will soon start. She also tells the people that she has berets for everyone so that everyone will be able to be in style for the revolution. However she doesn't tell that she prepared the berets in another way: to each beret, she attached a mandarin via two capacitors which forms a formidable antenna, so that after the revolution, she'll be able to transmit her speeches directly to the wearers' brains. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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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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,
almost 3 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

言 order 7dd4768116dd89dce7b91bc9828507c098cc25d80a1891de57f10d6ddfc78591

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

y

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


yin3

yan2
foreword / introduction

miao4

bu4

ke3

yan2
too wonderful for words

yuan4

yan2
complaint

jian3

er2

yan2

zhi1
in a nutshell / to put it briefly

yan2

chuan2

shen1

jiao4
to teach by words and example (idiom)

leng3

yan2

leng3

yu3
cold words and sarcastic comments (idiom); to mock and ridicule

sheng1

yan2
profess / pronouncement / declare / declaration

xi4

yan2
joking matter / to go back on one's words

zhong1

yan2
loyal advice / sincere advice

yi1

yan2

jiu3

ding3
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight

ge2

yan2
maxim

chang4

suo3

yu4

yan2
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic / to hold forth to one's heart's content

yi1

yan2

nan2

jin4
hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly

zhen1

yan2
admonition / exhortation / dictum / the biblical Book of Proverbs

shi4

yan2
oath / promise / pledge

nuo4

yan2
promise

chen2

mo4

gua3

yan2
habitually silent (idiom) / reticent / uncommunicative

chuan2

yan2
rumor / hearsay

yu3

yan2

xue2
linguistics

duan4

yan2
to assert / assertion

wu2

yan2
to remain silent / to have nothing to say

kuang2

yan2
ravings / delirious utterances / kyōgen (a form of traditional Japanese comic theater)

zhui4

yan2
superfluous words / unnecessary detail

yan2

bu4

ji2

yi4
to talk nonsense (idiom) / frivolous talk

kou3

chu1

kuang2

yan2
to speak conceited nonsense / to come out with arrogant claptrap

hao2

yan2

zhuang4

yu3
bold, visionary words

yan2

yu3
words / speech / (spoken) language

yan2

yu5
to speak / to tell

qian1

yan2

wan4

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

zhen1

yan2
true statement / incantation (translates Sanskrit: dharani 陀羅尼|陀罗尼)

zhi2

yan2
forthright speak / to talk bluntly

ke3

yan2
it may be said

xuan1

yan2
declaration / manifesto

tong2

yan2

wu2

ji4
children's words carry no harm (idiom)

bu4

yan2

bu4

yu3
to not say a word (idiom) / to keep silent

shi2

yan2

er2

fei2
lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom) / fig. not to live up to one's promises

yan2

zhi1

you3

wu4
(of one's words) to have substance

yan2

ming2
to state clearly

dao3

yan2
introduction / preamble

zhang4

yi4

zhi2

yan2
to speak out for justice (idiom); to take a stand on a matter of principle

Example sentences for

 
Your Majesty - he - still - mouth - out - ravings - call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
Your Majesty, he still mouths these ravings calling himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"
 
dare - out - this - ravings
How dare you talk this rubbish?
 
you - this - monkey - head - death is near at hand - still - dare - mouth - out - ravings
You monkey head! Even when death is near at hand you still dare to utter such nuisances

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