gu3
= gu + Ø3
ancient / old / paleo-
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It's Gitta Giraffe, who we have seen only once so far: in the story about the dinosaur bone which is pronounced "gun3".

I chose a cloister as mnemonic device because cloisters are almost always very old, sometimes even ancient.


Composition: 古 = 十 + 口

gu3 =
gu + Ø3

surname Gu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gu3 =
gu + Ø3

ancient / old / paleo- | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

At least on German maps, this character actually resembles a cloister. Gitta Giraffe is looking out of an cloister, which arrived at the space station. The cloister is made of a huge mandarin, with a cross on top of it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 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, 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,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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,
over 2 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

gu

Gitta Giraffe - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Ø3

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


gu3

lao3
ancient / old / age-old (HSK level 5)

ming2

sheng4

gu3

ji4
historical sites and scenic spots (HSK level 5)

gu3

dai4
ancient times / olden times (HSK level 5)

gu3

dian3
classical (HSK level 5)

gu3

guai4
eccentric / grotesque / oddly / queer (HSK level 6)

kao3

gu3
archaeology (HSK level 6)

gu3

dong3
curio / antique (HSK level 6)

meng3

gu3
Mongolia

gu3

shi2
antiquity

zi4

gu3

yi3

lai2
since ancient times

gu3

wen2
old language / the Classics / classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / classical Chinese as a school subject

zhu1

gu3

li4
chocolate (loanword) / CL:塊|块[kuai4]

gu3

shu1
ancient book / old book

gu3

lan2

jing1
Koran (Islamic scripture) / Quran

gu3

shi2

hou5
in ancient times / in olden days

zuo4

gu3
to die / to pass away

qian1

gu3
for all eternity / throughout all ages

gu3

wang3

jin1

lai2
since ancient times / since times immemorial

gu3

ban3
out-moded / old-fashioned / inflexible

gu3

la1

ge2
gulag

zhong1

gu3
Sino-Cuban / China-Cuba

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

kao3

gu3

xue2

jia1
archaeologist

fu4

gu3
to return to old ways (a Confucian aspiration) / to turn back the clock / neoclassical school during Tang and Song associated with classical writing 古文 / retro (fashion style based on nostalgia, esp. for 1960s)

yuan3

gu3
antiquity / ancient times

gu3

ba1
Cuba

pan2

gu3
Pangu (creator of the universe in Chinese mythology)

gu3

dao4
ancient road / precepts of the antiquity

gu3

pu3
simple and unadorned (of art, architecture etc)

meng3

gu3

zu2
Mongol ethnic group of north China and Inner Mongolia

gu3

qi2
Gucci (brand)

gu3

sheng1

wu4
paleo-organism

gu3

ji2
antiquarian book

shi2

gu3

bu4

hua4
to swallow ancient learning without digesting it (idiom) / to be pedantic without having a mastery of one's subject

gu3

se4

gu3

xiang1
interesting and appealing (of old locations, objects etc)

gu3

dian3

wen2

xue2
classical literature

gu3

chi2
Gucci (brand)

gu3

li3

gu3

guai4
quaint / odd and picturesque / weird and wonderful

ni2

gu3

ding1
nicotine (loanword)

gu3

wu4
antique

Example sentences for

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