ge4
= g + e4
individual / this / that / size / classifier for people or objects in general
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A certain individual

We're dealing with a classifier for the first time here. A classifier is a word you need to use when you want to count something. For example, you cannot say , you've got to say if you want to say "three people". It's something you'll get used to sooner or later when learning Chinese, but if you're just interested in the characters for now feel free to just ignore this grammatical feature.

Otherwise, there is a lengthy but (partially) interesting Wikipedia article on Chinese classifiers.


Composition: 个 = 丨 + 人

ge4 =
g + e4

individual / this / that / size / classifier for people or objects in general | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Guy Fawkes (g-) enters the Erechtheion's bathroom (-e4), when he sees a certain individual: Neanderthal Man (人) is sitting on a big dinosaur bone (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

ge4 =
g + e4

variant of 個|个[ge4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


=

+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=
丿
+
丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=
丿
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

个 order f1c7e0c51003f87436ab81d022172c55ee6d4f2cf6ccb25207f7283990ec1f93

is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 1

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

g

"g" is for Guy Fawkes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
e4

In the Erechtheion's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


ge4

zi5
height / stature / build / size (HSK level 4)

ge4

xing4
individuality / personality (HSK level 5)

zheng3

ge4
whole / entire / total (HSK level 5)

ge4

ren2
individual / personal / oneself (HSK level 5)

ge4

bie2
individual / specific / respective / just one or two (HSK level 5)

ge4

ti3
individual (HSK level 6)

zhe4

ge5
this / this one

ge4

ren2

sai4
individual competition / individual race

zhen1

ge4
really / truly / indeed

yi1

ge4

ge4
each and every one

zi4

ge3

r5
(dialect) oneself / by oneself

yi1

ge5

yang4
same as 一樣|一样[yi1 yang4] / the same

jin1

r5

ge5
(coll.) today

ge4

zhan3
a one-person exhibition

zhu2

ge4
one by one / one after another

na4

ge5
that one / also pr. [nei4 ge5]

da4

ge4

r5
tall person

ai3

ge4

r5
a person of short stature / a short person

ge4

jiu4
Gejiu, county level city in Yunnan, capital of Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous county 紅河哈尼族彞族自治州|红河哈尼族彝族自治州[Hong2 he2 Ha1 ni2 zu2 Yi2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1]

ai1

ge4
one by one / in turn

ge4

zhong1
therein / in this

ge4

ba3
one or two / a couple of

na3

ge5
which / who

ai1

ge4

r5
erhua variant of 挨個|挨个[ai1 ge4]

ge4

ti3

hu4
self-employed / a private firm (PRC usage)

ge4

ren2

chong2

bai4
personality cult

ge4

ge4
every / various / separately one-by-one

ge4

r5
size / height / stature

dan1

ge5
single / alone / individually / an odd one

shang4

ge4

yue4
last month

yi1

ge4

jin4
continuously / persistently / incessantly

ge4

an4
a case / an individual case / case-by-case

ge4

wei4
the units place (or column) in the decimal system

ge4

ren2

zhu3

yi4
individualism

ge4

tou2
size / height

ge4

ge4
each one individually / each and every

ge4

xing4

hua4
to personalize / to customize / customization

ge4

jiu4

shi4
Gejiu, county level city in Yunnan, capital of Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous county 紅河哈尼族彞族自治州|红河哈尼族彝族自治州

ge4

gu3
share (in a listed company)

ge4

zhong1

ren2
a person in the know

Example sentences for

 
Still - light - (le) - Again - take - one - heavy - a bit - bring
Still too light! Bring me a heavier one
 
Really - is - one - treasure
This really is a treasure
 
big - king - heaven - up - come down - one - old codger
Great king, there is an old codger coming down from heaven
 
you - not - is - mute
Aren't you a mute?
 
give - he - small
Give him a small one
 
your majesty - imerial - horse - prison - lack - manage - horse - official
Your Majesty, the stable is missing a keeper
 
still - dispatch - person - come - control - me
Yet he sent someone to take care of me

See on (opens in new window/tab)

Hanzicraft
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The English Wikipedia
The English Wiktionary
stroke-order.learningweb.moe.edu.tw
Tatoeba

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