kou3
= k + ou3
mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls
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The Mandarin

I'm pleased to introduce to you the other component of MandarinBanana. So here we go: MandarinBanana = 丿.

Don't confuse this character with ! You see no difference to ? Look closely: . Can you tell which is which? The larger one is pronounced "wei2" and was introduced way earlier. As a character component, it always has other character components inside, while the smaller one, kou3, never has anything inside. If you don't know at all what I mean, look at the character's pages for their appearances.

We introduced quite a few character components, and only using them, we'll be able to build lots more. For example: , and many more; all these characters, which are all important in their own right, consist of components we already learned. This will make it easy for us to make up mnemonics and paint pictures that stick in your mind.


can not be decomposed into smaller units.

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

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

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appears as component in

沿 𣎆 𡰪 𠮛

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ou3

In the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


ru4

kou3
entrance (HSK level 4)

ren2

kou3
population / people (HSK level 5)

kou3

wei4
a person's preferences / tastes (in food) / flavor (HSK level 5)

jin4

kou3
to import / imported / entrance / inlet (for the intake of air, water etc) (HSK level 5)

jie4

kou3
to use as an excuse / on the pretext / excuse / pretext (HSK level 5)

chu1

kou3
an exit / CL:個|个[ge4] / to speak / to export / (of a ship) to leave port (HSK level 5)

ke3

kou3
tasty / to taste good (HSK level 6)

kou3

tou2
oral / verbal (HSK level 6)

kou3

qiang1
oral cavity (HSK level 6)

que1

kou3
nick / jag / gap / shortfall (HSK level 6)

kou3

yin1
oral speech sounds (linguistics) (HSK level 6)

kou3

yin5
voice / accent (HSK level 6)

wei4

kou3
appetite (HSK level 6)

gang3

kou3
port / harbor (HSK level 6)

kou3

qi4
tone of voice / the way one speaks / manner of expression / tone (HSK level 6)

tong1

feng1

kou3
air vent / opening for ventilation

kou3

dai4
pocket / bag / sack / CL:個|个[ge4]

shou3

kou3

ru2

ping2
lit. to guard one's mouth like a closed bottle (idiom); tight-lipped / reticent / not breathing a word

shi2

zi4

lu4

kou3
crossroads / intersection

kou3

shi4
oral examination / oral test

xin1

fu2

kou3

fu2
lit. convinced in heart and by word (idiom); sincerely convinced and ready to concede / to convince / to get one's message across

kou3

fu2
oral (administered by mouth) / to profess conviction / to say that one is convinced

men2

kou3
doorway / gate / CL:個|个[ge4]

qie4

kou3
slang / argot / private language used as secret code

qie1

kou3
incision / notch / slit / gash / margin of a page / trimmed edge (of a page in a book)

ai4

kou3
narrow mountain pass / defile

yi1

kou3

yao3

ding4
to arbitrarily assert / to allege / to stick to one's statement / to cling to one's view

kou3

ruo4

xuan2

he2
mouth like a torrent (idiom) / eloquent / glib / voluble / have the gift of the gab

feng1

kou3
air vent / drafty place / wind gap (geology) / tuyere (furnace air nozzle)

sheng1

kou5
animals used for their physical strength (mules, oxen etc) / beast of burden

kou3

zi5
a hole / an opening / a cut / a gap / a gash

hu2

kou3
to scrape a meager living / to get by with difficulty

hu2

kou3
variant of 糊口[hu2 kou3]

feng1

kou3

lang4

jian1
where the wind and the waves are the fiercest / at the heart of the struggle

ao4

kou3
hard to pronounce / awkward-sounding

shu4

kou3
to rinse one's mouth / to gargle

kou3

ji4
beat boxing / vocal mimicry / ventriloquism

jie1

kou3
interface / port / connector

ren2

kou3

shu4
population

hai3

kou3
Haikou prefecture-level city and capital of Hainan Province 海南省[Hai3 nan2 Sheng3]

Example sentences for

 
close - mouth - Jade Emperor - old man - invite - I - to fly to the sky
Shut up! The Jade Emperor invited me to come to heaven
 
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"
 
shut up - don't tell me - haven't - I - great sage the equal of heaven - 's - seat
Shut up! Don't tell me there's no seat for me, the Great Sage the Equal to Heaven?
 
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

See on (opens in new window/tab)

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

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