er4
= Ø + Ø4
two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect)
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So here's Albert Einstein getting shocked in the space station's bathroom. Look at the two flutes: They resemble the character . At the same time, the capacitor also resembles , because this just looks like the schematic representation of a capacitor. So when you see a capacitor in any character's mnemonic, you know that is meant. You can also use the picture of the capacitor in any image you create yourself!

Why Albert? He corresponds to "Ø", the "null" symbol, when there's nothing appearing before an "ending" part. You know, a pinyin syllable which is composed of a final and goes without an initial, such as "ao" or "ou". Examples of these going with an initial are "g" + "ao" = "gao" or "l" + "ou" = "lou". Now "er" is a special case in that it just totally falls out of the otherwise very well matching Gorodish decomposition, and "er" just corresponds to "ØØ" in the Gorodish table. The fourth tone always corresponds to the bathroom of a location, so yeah.

Anyhow! If you didn't get ANY of the above paragraph, don't fret: You will get a feeling for it when you see more examples.


Composition: 二 = 一

er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 3 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

二 order 0679d6fba596a79c2c512af26906fd34fa9900224035cb5ebac9432310f9b115

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

Ø

"Ø" is for Albert Einstein. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø4

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


er4

yang3

hua4

tan4
carbon dioxide CO2 (HSK level 6)

er4

shou3
indirectly acquired / second-hand (information, equipment etc) / assistant

er4

lang2
Er Lang Shen

er4

yue4
February / second month (of the lunar year)

yi1

gan1

er4

jing4
thoroughly (idiom) / completely / one and all / very clean

shi2

er4

zhi3

chang2
duodenum

er4

liu2

zi5
loafer / idler / bum

di4

er4
second / number two / next

er4

deng3
second class / second-rate

er4

shi2
twenty / 20

er4

liu2
second-rate / second-tier
退
tui4

ju1

er4
线
xian4
to withdraw to the second line of duty / to resign from a leading post (and assume an advisory post)

yi1

qiong2

er4

bai2
impoverished / backward both economically and culturally

er4

jin4

gong1
name of a famous opera / (slang) to go to jail for a second offense

er4

lang2

tui3
one leg over the other (legs crossed)

er4

ci4

da4

zhan4
World War Two

er4

zhe3
both / both of them / neither

shi2

er4
twelve / 12

er4

yang3

hua4

liu2
sulfur dioxide SO2

er4

fen1
second part / the equinox

er4

yang3

hua4

gui1
silicon dioxide (SiO2)

shuo1

yi1

bu4

er4
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word

er4

fang2
second branch of an extended family / concubine

er4

jian1

ban4
mitral valve (physiology)

shi2

er4

yue4
December / twelfth month (of the lunar year)

er4

chong2

chang4
duet

er4

shou3

huo4
second-hand goods / used goods

shi2

er4

yue4

fen4
December

chu1

er4
second year in junior middle school

er4

ba1
16 / sixteen

zhou1

er4
Tuesday

du2

yi1

wu2

er4
unique and unmatched (idiom); unrivalled / nothing compares with it

lao3

er4
the second child or brother (or sister) / (slang) penis

er4

fen1

zhi1

yi1
one half

er4

xin1
disloyalty / half-heartedness / duplicity

er4

ji2

guan3
diode / vacuum tube

xing1

qi1

er4
Tuesday

er4

shou3

che1
second-hand car

er4

bai3

wu3
idiot / stupid person / a dope

jie1

er4

lian2

san1
one after another (idiom) / in quick succession

Example sentences for

 
As it turns out - is - tortoise - shrimp - two - generals
So here are the two generals tortoise and shrimp
 
come - people - quickly - take - that - seven - thousand - two - hundred - catty - square - heaven - halberd
Come! Quickly take the 7200 half-kilogram halberd here
 
that - devil - monkey - has - 72 - variations
That devil monkey has 72 transformations
 
by - that - Sun Wukong - pilfer food - completely
Have one and all been eaten on the sly by that Sun Wukong
 
quick - request - Er Lang - monarch - together - go - catch - devil - monkey
Quickly go and accompany Er Lang to catch the devil monkey
 
let - poor Taoist - help - Er Lang - truly - gentleman - lend a helping hand
Let this poor Taoist lend Er Lang a helping hand

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