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Right in the middle

This pictogram has several interpretations, and one of them is an arrow hitting the center of a target. We'll use a dart board to reference this character in the paintings of other character's stories.


Composition: 中 = 丨 + 口

zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

China / Chinese / surname Zhong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A dart board. George Giant Squid (zhu-) is improvising a dart board (中) in front of Stonehenge (-(e)ng1): He's throwing dinosaur bones (丨) as darts on a big mandarin (口) as dart board. He always hits the mandarin right in the middle, so he's a bit bored. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

zhong4 =
zhu + (e)ng4

to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery) | 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


=

+
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,
almost 3 years ago

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中 order 86e970b8a8cd7a7209ba618c34337411e998efb5d31364a737662e9c39b1917b

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

zhu

George Giant Squid - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


zhong1

wu3
noon / midday / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 1)

zhong1

guo2
China (HSK level 1)

zhong1

jian1
between / intermediate / mid / middle (HSK level 3)

qi2

zhong1
among / in / included among these (HSK level 4)

zhong1

wen2
Chinese / Chinese written language / Chinese writing (HSK level 4)

zhong1

jie4
to act as intermediary / to link / intermediate / inter- / agency / agent (HSK level 5)

zhong1

xin1
center / heart / core / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zhong1

xun2
middle third of a month (HSK level 5)

ji2

zhong1
to concentrate / to centralize / to focus / centralized / concentrated / to put together (HSK level 5)

zhong1

yang1
central / middle / center / central authorities (of a state) (HSK level 6)

zhong1

duan4
to cut short / to break off / to discontinue / to interrupt (HSK level 6)

zhong1

li4
neutral (HSK level 6)

dang1

zhong1
among / in the middle / in the center

zhong1

can1
Chinese meal / Chinese food / CL:份[fen4],頓|顿[dun4]

zhong1

wei4
lieutenant (navy) / first lieutenant (army) / subaltern

weng4

zhong1

zhi1

bie1
lit. like a turtle in a jar / to be trapped (idiom)

xue3

zhong1

song4

tan4
lit. to send coal during snow (idiom); fig. timely help / to provide help when one most needs it

zhong1

jiang4
lieutenant general / vice admiral / air marshal

zhong1

fei1
China-Africa (relations) / Central Africa / Central African Republic

xin1

zhong1
central point / in one's thoughts / in one's heart

zhong1

chan3

jie1

ji2
middle class

zhong4

xuan3
to win an election / to get a position by passing the imperial exam

kan4

zhong4
to have a preference for / to fancy / to choose after consideration / to settle on

zhong1
西
xi1

bu4
midwest

shi2

wu4

zhong4

du2
food poisoning

kong1

zhong1
in the sky / in the air

ren2

zhong1
philtrum / infranasal depression / the "human center" acupuncture point

zhong1

ji4
to relay / to repeat

zhong1

gu3
medieval / Middle Ages / Chinese middle antiquity, 3rd to 9th centuries, including Sui and Tang Dynasties / Middle (of a language, e.g. Middle English) / used / second-hand

zhong1

hua2
China (alternate formal name)

hua4

zhong1

you3

hua4
overtones in conversation / things indirectly implied from what is said

zhong1

gu3
Sino-Cuban / China-Cuba

ju1

zhong1
positioned between (two parties) / to mediate between

nan2

zhong1

yin1
baritone

zhong1

yi4
Sino-Italian

zhong4

yi4
to take one's fancy / to be to one's liking

di4

zhong1

hai3
Mediterranean Sea

ji1

zhong4
to hit (a target etc) / to strike

zhong1

fan4
lunch

zhong1

qi1
mid-term

Example sentences for

 
Just - because - hand - center - lack - suitable - weapon
It is just because I do not have a suitable weapon
 
among - scenery - 's - beautiful
Among the beautiful scenery
 
top - eight - cave - immortals - middle - eight - cave - immortals - lower - eight - cave - immortals
The heaven immortals, the middle immortals, the earth immortals.

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The English Wikipedia
The English Wiktionary
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