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,
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,
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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


hao3

yan2

hao3

yu3
kind words / sweet talk / coaxing manner

hao3

yan2
kind words

ming2

yan2
to say clearly / to argue clearly / to pronounce / pronounced

yi4

yan2

zhi1
in other words

shu1

bu4

jin4

yan2
I have much more to say than can be written in this letter (conventional letter ending) (idiom)

shu1

xie3

yu3

yan2
written language

mu4

ne4

gua3

yan2
slow and inarticulate (idiom); person of few words

bei1

jiu3

yan2

huan1
a few drinks and a nice conversation (idiom)

gai4

er2

yan2

zhi1
same as 總而言之|总而言之[zong3 er2 yan2 zhi1]

ji1

xie4

yu3

yan2
machine language

ou1

zhou1

yu3

yan2
European language

zheng4

yan2

li4

se4
solemn in word and countenance (idiom); strict and unsmiling / also written 正顏厲色|正颜厉色

bi3

jiao4

er2

yan2
comparatively speaking

wang2

gu4

zuo3

you4

er2

yan2

ta1
the king looked left and right and then talked of other things / to digress from the topic of discussion (idiom)

yi1

yan2

wei2

zhong4
each word carries weight / a promise must be kept (idiom)

chen2

jing4

gua3

yan2
see 沉默寡言[chen2 mo4 gua3 yan2]

da4

yan2
to exaggerate / to boast

yi1

yan2

wei2

ding4
one word and it's settled (idiom); It's a deal! / That's settled then.

san1

yan2

liang3

ju4
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly

yi1

yan2

ji4

chu1

,

si4

ma3

nan2

zhui1
lit. once said, a team of horses cannot unsay it (idiom); a promise must be kept

man3

kou3

hu2

yan2
to spout nonsense / to bullshit endlessly

man3

kou3

huang3

yan2
to pour out lies

yi1

yan2

chao1

bai3

zong3
to cut a long story short

wu2

yan2

ke3

dui4
unable to reply (idiom); left speechless / at a loss for words

yi1

yan2

qian1

jin1
one word worth a thousand in gold (idiom); valuable advice / words of enormous weight

yi1

yan2

yi3

bi4

zhi1
one word says it all (idiom, from Analects); to cut a long story short / in a nutshell

you2

yan2
can be compared to / is the same as

bu4

yi3

ren2

fei4

yan2
not to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on the merits of the case rather than preference between advisers

bu4

ke3

sheng4

yan2
inexpressible (idiom) / beyond description

bu4

ke3

yan2

yu4
inexpressible (idiom)

du2

li4

xuan1

yan2
Declaration of Independence

bu4

xu4

ren2

yan2
not to worry about the gossip (idiom); to do the right thing regardless of what others say

shi4

jie4

ren2

quan2

xuan1

yan2
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

yi1

yan2

yi1

dong4
(one's) every word and deed (idiom)

yi1

yan2
one sentence / brief remark

gan1

yan2

mi4

yu3
sweet speech and honeyed words / hypocritical flattery (idiom) / see also 甜言蜜語|甜言蜜语[tian2 yan2 mi4 yu3]

tian2

yan2
sweet words / fine talk

tian2

yan2

mi4

yu3
sweet words and honeyed phrases (idiom); elegant but insincere words / cheating wheedling / dishonest rhetoric

tian2

yan2

mei3

yu3
sweet words, beautiful phrases (idiom); hypocritical flattery

duo1

yu3

yan2
polyglot / many language

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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