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

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

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


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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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


yu3

yan2

chan3

sheng1
production of speech

rong3

yan2
pleonasm (linguistics)

yu3

yan2

neng2

li4
verbal ability

yu3

yan2

xun4

lian4
language training

yu3

yan2

shi4

yue1
language pledge (to speak only the target language in a language school)

yu3

yan2

zhang4

ai4
language barrier / speech impediment

zheng4

yan2
to reprove / forthright admonition

jian4

yan2
advice / to advise

gong4

chan3

dang3

xuan1

yan2
Manifesto of the Communist Party / "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei" by Marx and Engels (1848)

liu4

zi4

zhen1

yan2
the six-syllable Sanskrit mantra of Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva (i.e. om mani padme hum)

yao2

yan2

huo4

zhong4
to mislead the public with rumors / to delude the people with lies

zen4

yan2
to slander

yuan2

yu3

yan2

neng2

li4
metalinguistic ability

yuan2

yu3

yan2

xue2

yi4

shi2
metalinguistic awareness

lan2

yan2
slander / calumny / to accuse unjustly

yuan2

yu3

yan2
metalanguage

chang4

yan2

zhe3
proposer

chao1

wen2

ben3

biao1

ji4

yu3

yan2
hypertext markup language / HTML

kua4

yu3

yan2
cross-language / polyglot

shen1

jiao4

sheng4

yu2

yan2

jiao4
teaching by example beats explaining in words (idiom) / action speaks louder than words

qing1

yan2

xi4

yu3
to speak softly

ni4

er3

zhi1

yan2
speech that grates on the ear (idiom); bitter truths / home truths (that one does not want to hear)

chang4

yan2
to propose / to put forward (an idea) / to initiate

wei2

xin1

zhi1

yan2
false assertion / speech against one's own convictions

wei2

yan2
unreasonable words / wounding complaints

jiu3

hou4

tu3

zhen1

yan2
after wine, spit out the truth / in vino veritas

jiu3

yan2

jiu3

yu3
words spoken under the influence of alcohol (idiom)

xing3

shi4

heng2

yan2
Stories to Caution the World, vernacular short stories by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙[Feng2 Meng4 long2] published in 1627

ye3

sou3

pu4

yan2
Yesou Puyan or Humble Words of a Rustic Elder, monumental Qing novel by Xia Jingqu 夏敬渠[Xia4 Jing4 qu2]

li4

yan2
introductory remarks

jin1

shi2

liang2

yan2
gems of wisdom (idiom); priceless advice

bi4

kou3

bu4

yan2
to keep silent (idiom)

kai1

yan2
to start to speak

yang2

yan2
to claim falsely (literary)

he2

chu1

ci3

yan2
where do these words stem from? / why do you (he, etc) say such a thing?

yin3

ren3

bu4

yan2
to keep one's emotions inside oneself / to restrain one's emotions

yin3

mi4

nan2

yan2
too embarrassing to mention

ya3

yan2
valued advice

shi4

jie4

de5

yu3

yan2
world language

dian4

nao3

yu3

yan2
programming language / computer 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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