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, about 2 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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

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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 3 years ago
an2

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


zhang4

yi4

zhi2

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

zhi2

yan2

bu4

hui4
straight talk, nothing taboo (idiom); frank and straightforward / to speak bluntly without euphemism

xian2

yan2

sui4

yu3
idle gossip / irrelevant nonsense / slanderous rumor

chu1

yan2

bu4

xun4
to speak rudely

yan2

tan2
discourse / words / utterance / what one says / manner of speech

wu1

yan2

hui4

yu3
filthy speech / obscenities

hu2

yan2

luan4

yu3
babbling nonsense (idiom); crazy and unfounded ravings / double Dutch

yan2

bu4

you2

zhong1
to say sth without meaning it (idiom); to speak tongue in cheek / saying one thing but meaning sth different

yang2

yan2
to put about (a story, plan, threat etc) / to let it be known (esp. of threat or malicious story) / to threaten

wei1

yan2

song3

ting1
frightening words to scare people (idiom); alarmist talk / reds under the beds

yi2

yan2
words of the deceased / last words of the dying / wisdom of past sages

liu2

yan2
rumor / gossip / to spread rumors

nan2

yan2

zhi1

yin3
a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom) / sth too embarrassing to mention / an embarrassing illness

yan2

wai4

zhi1

yi4
unspoken implication (idiom) / the actual meaning of what was said

ming2

zheng4

yan2

shun4
right and proper / authoritative and fair / (modified from Confucian Analects) with the right title (or reputation), the words carry weight

bu4

yan2

zi4

ming2
self-evident; needing no explanation (idiom)

liu2

yan2
to leave a message / to leave one's comments / message

er2

yan2
with regard to (preceding phrase)

e4

yan2
evil tongue / malicious talk

yan2

ci2
variant of 言辭|言辞[yan2 ci2]

zhi4

li3

ming2

yan2
wise saying / words of wisdom

dai4

yan2

ren2
spokesperson

yan2

guo4

qi2

shi2
to exaggerate / to overstate the facts

jian3

yan2

zhi1
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly

zi4

yan2

zi4

yu3
to talk to oneself / to think aloud / to soliloquize

huan4

yan2

zhi1
in other words

chang2

yan2
common saying

shi1

yan2
slip of the tongue / indiscretion / to blurt out a secret

fa1

yan2

ren2
spokesperson

huang3

yan2
lie

yan2

qing2

xiao3

shuo1
romantic fiction

yan2

jian3

yi4

gai1
concise and comprehensive (idiom)

da4

yan2

bu4

can2
to boast shamelessly / to talk big

san1

yan2

liang3

yu3
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly

qian2

yan2
preface / forward / introduction

ming2

yan2
motto / slogan

yan2

xing2

yi1

zhi4
word and actions coincide (idiom); to live up to one's word / to match words with deeds / Practice what you preach.

duo1

yan2
wordy / talkative

duo1

zhong3

yu3

yan2

zhi1

chi2
multilingual support

gan3

nu4

er2

bu4

gan3

yan2
angry, but not daring to speak out (idiom); obliged to remain silent about one's resentment / unable to voice objections

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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