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


duo1

yan2
wordy / talkative

liu2

yan2

ben3
guestbook

fa1

yan2

zhong4

ken3
to hit the nail on the head (idiom)

duo1

zhong3

yu3

yan2

zhi1

chi2
multilingual support

duo1

zhong3

yu3

yan2
multilingual

jin4

yan2
saying everything / to speak out fully

zhi2

yan2

ming4

ti2
categorical proposition (logic)

zhi2

yan2

wu2

hui4
to speak one's mind / to speak candidly (idiom)

fang1

jian1

chuan2

yan2
rumors / the word on the street

guo2

fang2

yu3

yan2

xue2

yuan4
US Defense Language Institute (founded 1941)

zhen1

yan2

zong1
Shingon Buddhism

she4

jiao1

yu3

yan2
lingua franca

she4

hui4

yu3

yan2

xue2
sociolinguistics

cheng2

shi4

yu3

yan2
programming language

yu4

shi4

ming2

yan2
another name for 古今小說|古今小说[Gu3 jin1 Xiao3 shuo1], Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙[Feng2 Meng4 long2]

shan4

yan2

ci2
articulate / eloquent

yue1

yan2
promise / one's word / pledge / abbreviation

wang3

luo4

yu3

yan2
Internet language / Internet slang / netspeak / cyberspeak

xu4

yan2
preface

jian1

kou3

bu4

yan2
lips sealed and not saying anything (idiom); fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor

zong4

yan2
to theorize generally

shan4

yan2
good words

wen2

yan2
to have heard what was said

sheng1

diao4

yu3

yan2
tonal language (e.g. Chinese or Vietnamese)

shan4

yi4

de5

huang3

yan2
white lie

ting1

xin4

yao2

yan2
to take heed of idle chatter (idiom)

ting1

qi2

yan2

er2

guan1

qi2

xing2
hear what he says and observe what he does (idiom, from Analects); judge a person not by his words, but by his actions

ting1

qi2

yan2

guan1

qi2

xing2
hear what he says and observe what he does (idiom, from Analects); judge a person not by his words, but by his actions

ya3

kou3

wu2

yan2
dumbstruck and unable to reply (idiom); left speechless / at a loss for words

yi1

pai4

huang3

yan2
a pack of lies

yi1

pai4

hu2

yan2
a bunch of nonsense

lin2

bie2

zeng4

yan2
words of advice on parting

zi4

ran2

yu3

yan2
natural language

jun1

zi3

yi1

yan2

,

si4

ma3

nan2

zhui1
a nobleman's word is his bond (proverb)

mo4

yan2
Mo Yan (1955-), Chinese novelist, winner of 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

jian4

yan2
to recommend (in words) / to suggest

lan2

yan2
intimate conversation

xu1

ni3

xian4

shi2

zhi4

biao1

yu3

yan2
virtual reality markup language (VRML) (computing)

xu1

yan2
empty words / false words

xing2

bu4

gu4

yan2
to say one thing and do another (idiom)

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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