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

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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


mian4

xiang4

dui4

xiang4

yu3

yan2
object oriented language

di1

jie1

yu3

yan2
low level (computer) language

di1

ji2

yu3

yan2
low level (computer) language

yi3

yan2

dai4

fa3

,

yi3

quan2

ya1

fa3
to substitute one's words for the law and abuse power to crush it (idiom); completely lawless behavior / Might makes right.

chan2

yan2
slander

gao1

ji2

yu3

yan2
high level language

gao1

jie1

yu3

yan2
high level language

yi3

yan2

dai4

fa3
to substitute one's words for the law (idiom); high-handedly putting one's orders above the law

yi3

ren2

fei4

yan2
to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case

dai4

yan2
to be a spokesperson / to be an ambassador (for a brand) / to endorse

ren2

yan2

li4

bo2
Words of benevolence apply universally (idiom). Humanitarian expressions benefit all.

ren2

zao4

yu3

yan2
artificial language / constructed language

jiao1

qian3

yan2

shen1
deep in conversation with a comparative stranger

cha2

yan2

guan1

se4
to observe sb's words and gestures (idiom, from Analects); to examine words and moods for a clue as to sb's thoughts / mind reading

xuan1

shi4

zheng4

yan2
sworn testimony

jia1

chou3

bu4

ke3

wai4

chuan2

,

liu2

yan2

qie1

mo4

qing1

xin4
Don't spread abroad the shame of the family, don't believe rumors lightly (common expression); Don't wash your dirty linen in public, don't listen to others' gossip.

lu:3

chu1

kuang2

yan2
repeated gaffes

chang2

yan2

shuo1

de5

hao3
as the saying goes / as they say...

guan1

fang1

yu3

yan2
official language
广
guang3

kai1

yan2

lu4
to encourage the free airing of views (idiom)

jian4

yan2
to declare / to state / (strong) suggestion

wan3

yan2
tactful / diplomatic / mild and indirect

qi1

yan2

lu:4

shi1
verse form consisting of 8 lines of 7 syllables, with rhyme on alternate lines / abbr. to 七律

shen1

yan2
to profess / to declare

zhong1

yan2

ni4

er3
loyal advice jars on the ears (idiom)

gu1

wang4

yan2

zhi1
to just talk for the sake of talking

miao4

zai4

bu4

yan2

zhong1
the charm lies in what is left unsaid (idiom)

e4

yan2

shang1

ren2
to insult / to direct bad language at sb / to slag off

shen4

yan2
to speak cautiously / to guard one's tongue

yao1

yan2

huo4

zhong4
to mislead the public with rumors (idiom) / to delude the people with lies

yi4

yan2
dissenting words

ba3

jiu3

yan2

huan1
to drink and chat merrily (idiom)

zhuo1

yu2

yan2

ci2
to be unable to express oneself clearly (idiom)

wang4

yan2

wang4

ting1
unwarranted talk the listener can take or leave (idiom); sth not to be taken too seriously

xu4

yan2
variant of 序言[xu4 yan2]

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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