wu3
= w + Ø3
five / 5
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does only serve two characters as component, but one of them appears in like 20 other characters. On the other hand, is of course an important character on its own.

When looking at the images, you should try to make them come alive: picture the characters moving, doing stuff, maybe talking, whatever. Creating a picture in your head is the best way to remember something, and every picture you see here is a little memory palace on its own.


Composition: 五 = 王 + 丨

wu3 =
w + Ø3

five / 5 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A pentagram. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Martin Luther King helps Willy Walrus to construct a pentagram out of dinosaur bones inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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wang2 =
w + ang2

surname Wang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wang2 =
w + ang2

king or monarch / best or strongest of its type / grand / great | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters, this characters will be represented by Martin Luther King. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: Martin Luther King.

Willy Walrus (wu-) is stuck in a heap of dirt (土) just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa (-ang2). Martin Luther King (王) helps him to get out by holding him a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

wang4 =
w + ang4

to rule / to reign over | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - 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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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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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

五 order 291f0b77b57685d4b2eed1f2278e05c620fcee4651ec29daa8d058f278854032

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

w

Willy Walrus - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


wu3

hua1

rou4
streaky pork

wu3

dai4
Five Dynasties (in different contexts, from mythology through to Han and the interregnum between Han and Tang) / the five dynasties forming the interregnum between Tang and Song (936-947), namely: Later Liang 後梁|后梁[Hou4 Liang2], Later Tang 後唐|后唐[Hou4 Tang2], Later Jin 後晉|后晋[Hou4 Jin4], Later Han 後漢|后汉[Hou4 Han4], Later Zhou 後周|后周[Hou4 Zhou1]

zhou1

wu3
Friday

wu3

cai3

bin1

fen1
all the colors in profusion (idiom); a garish display

wu3

tai2
Wutai city and county in Xinzhou 忻州[Xin1 zhou1], Shanxi

wu3

nian2

ji4

hua4
Five-Year Plan

li3

bai4

wu3
Friday

wu3

jin1

dian4
hardware store / ironmonger's store

xing1

qi1

wu3
Friday

wu3

gu3
five crops, e.g. millet 粟[su4], soya bean 豆[dou4], sesame 麻[ma2], barley 麥|麦[mai4], rice 稻[dao4] or other variants / all crops / all grains / oats, peas, beans and barley

wu3

xiang1
five spice seasoned / incorporating the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking (sweet, sour, bitter, savory, salty)

wu3

jiao3

xing1
pentagram

ge2

san1

cha4

wu3
every now and then (idiom)

san1

wu3

cheng2

qun2
forming groups of three or squads of five (idiom); people stand around in small clumps

wu3

xing2
five phases of Chinese philosophy: wood 木, fire 火, earth 土, metal 金, water 水

wu3

guang1

shi2

se4
brilliant colors

wu3

shi2
fifty

wu3

fen1

zhi1

yi1
one fifth

shi2

wu3
fifteen / 15

er4

bai3

wu3
idiot / stupid person / a dope

wu3

xing1

ji2
five-star (hotel)

wu3

jin1
metal hardware (nuts and bolts) / the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡

wu3

xing1
the five visible planets, namely: Mercury 水星, Venus 金星, Mars 火星, Jupiter 木星, Saturn 土星

guo4

wu3

guan1

zhan3

liu4

jiang4
lit. to cross five passes and slay six generals (idiom) / fig. to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success)

wu3

bian1

xing2
pentagon

san1

fan1

wu3

ci4
over and over again (idiom)

wu3

gu3

feng1

deng1
abundant harvest of all food crops / bumper grain harvest

wu3
线
xian4

pu3
(music) staff / stave

wu3

hu2

si4

hai3
all over the world / everywhere under the sun

wu3

yue4

jie2
Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)

wu3

jiao3

da4

lou2
the Pentagon

yi1

wu3

yi1

shi2
lit. count by fives and tens (idiom); to narrate systematically and in full detail

wu3

yi1
5-1 (May 1st)

wu3

guan1
five sense organs of TCM (nose, eyes, lips, tongue, ears 鼻目口舌耳) / facial features

wu3

yue4
May / fifth month (of the lunar year)

wu3

ti3

tou2

di4
to prostrate oneself in admiration (idiom); to adulate sb

wu3

wu3
50-50 / equal (share, partnership etc)

wu3

yue4

fen4
May

wu3

cai3
five (main) colors (white, black, red, yellow, and blue) / multicolored

wu3

yan2

liu4

se4
multi-colored / every color under the sun

Example sentences for

 
He - is - five - hundred years - before - achieve the Dao - monkey - spirit
Five hundred years ago this monkey spirit achieved the Dao
 
taoist - lao-tze - south china sea - Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) - five - hundred - arhat
The taoist Lao-tze, the Goddess of Mercy from the South Sea, five hundred arhats

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