mu4
= mu + Ø4
tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
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Another easy one

Yeah I know: does exactly look like a tree. I painted a full featured image anyway to lay the foundation for our mnemonic system. The pronunciation starts with "mu", and you may or may not remember: If a pronunciation starts with a consonant followed by "u", it is represented by an animal, in this case: "mu" => "Malte Monkey". Other animal characters we have seen so far are Gitta Giraffe for "gu", Willy Walrus for "wu" and George Giant Squid for "zhu".

The final of the pronunciation "mu4" is "nothing + 4" => the space station's bathroom. See the Gorodish page for a more comprehensive explanation.


Composition: 木 = 八 + 十

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

surname Mu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree in the bathroom of the space station. He puts up a cross, on which he puts eight balls (as Christmas balls). - 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


=

+
ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on 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


=
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


=

+
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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
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

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

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appears as component in

椿 槿 榿 樿 橿

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

mu

Malte Monkey - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


mu4

tou5
slow-witted / blockhead / log (of wood, timber etc) / CL:塊|块[kuai4],根[gen1] (HSK level 5)

ma2

mu4
numb / insensitive / apathetic (HSK level 6)

mu4

cai2
wood

mu4

ma3
wooden horse / rocking horse / vaulting horse (gymnastics) / trojan horse (computing)

fan1

mu4

gua1
papaya

mu4

jiang4
carpenter

tie3

mu4

zhen1
Temujin, birth name of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗[Cheng2 ji2 si1 han2]

guan4

mu4

cong2
shrub / shrubbery

you4

mu4
pomelo tree (Citrus maxima or C. grandis) / shaddock / oriental grapefruit

guan4

mu4
bush / shrub

tu3

mu4
building / construction / civil engineering

mu4

guan3

yue4

qi4
woodwind instrument

mu4

ne4
wooden and slow / plain spoken / slow and prudent / inarticulate

mu4

zhuang1
wooden pile / stake

mu4

lan2
Mulan county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Heilongjiang / see 花木蘭|花木兰[Hua1 Mu4 lan2]

mu4

lan2
lily magnolia (Magnolia liliflora)

fa2

mu4
to cut wood / tree-felling / lumbering

mu4

gun4
wooden stick

feng1

mu4
maple

mu4

xing1
Jupiter (planet)

mu4

chuan2
wooden boat

mu4

zhi4
wooden

ling2

mu4
Suzuki

hua1

mu4
flowers and trees / plants / flora

mu4

jian4
wooden sword

a1

la1

mu4

tu2
Almaty, previous capital of Kazakhstan

mu4

gong1
woodwork / carpentry / woodworker / carpenter

du2

mu4

zhou1
dugout / canoe / kayak

xiang4

mu4
oaken

ping2

heng2

mu4
beam (gymnastics) / balance beam

mu4

ji1
wooden clogs

mu4

ma3

ji4
wooden horse stratagem (cf Trojan horse)

mu4

yu2
mokugyo / wooden fish (percussion instrument)

qiao2

mu4
tree, esp. with recognizable trunk (as opposed to 灌木[guan4 mu4], bush or shrub)

ruan3

mu4
softwood

wu1

mu4
ebony

mu4

qi4
wooden articles

mu4

zhi4

bu4
xylem

zhuo2

mu4

niao3
woodpecker

ji1

mu4
toy building blocks

Example sentences for

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

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