hui2
= hu + ei2
to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book)
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It seems like Helga Horse is not going to be as successful as Willy Walrus: Soon, she'll be shipped back to China. The meaning of "to go back, to return" is an abstract concept, which cannot be expressed in a simple picture. Here, I chose to represent it by a parcel label, sending the box and horse back to China.

We've seen this setting before: The wooden box in front of the Eiffel tower. This corresponds to the pronunciation "-ei2". The first time we saw Willy Walrus, which tells us the complete pronunciation: "wei2". This time it's Helga Horse, so the pronunciation is "hui2".

Again, and seem very similar; the difference is that the bigger one—represented by the box—always contains other characters, while the smaller one—represented by the mandarin—never contains other characters.


Composition: 回 = 口 + 囗

hui2 =
hu + ei2

to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Helga Horse (hu-) smuggeled herself into the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). She covered herself in a wooden box (囗) full of mandarins (口) and just entered the tower. Unfortunately, she missed one little detail: The box full of mandarins is to be shipped back (回) to China soon. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 1

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

hu

Helga Horse - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ei2

In the Eiffel tower's kitchen - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months ago | add a painting

Just inside the entrance of the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


hui2

da2
to reply / to answer / the answer / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

hui2

yi4
to recall / memories / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

hui2

bao4
(in) return / reciprocation / payback / retaliation / to report back / to reciprocate (HSK level 6)

hui2

gu4
to look back / to review (HSK level 6)

hui2

bi4
variant of 迴避|回避[hui2 bi4] (HSK level 6)

hui2

bi4
to shun / to avoid (sb) / to skirt / to evade (an issue) / to step back / to withdraw / to recuse (a judge etc) (HSK level 6)

wan3

hui2
to retrieve / to redeem (HSK level 6)

hui2

shou1
to recycle / to reclaim / to retrieve / to recover / to recall (a defective product) (HSK level 6)

hui2

jia1
to return home

zhao4

hui2
to recall (a product, an ambassador etc)

hui2

chun1
return of spring

hui2

nuan3
(of the weather) to warm up again

hui2

che1
enter (computer key)

hui2

yin1
echo / reply / turn (ornament in music)

hui2

guo2
to return to one's home country

shu2

hui2
to redeem

miao4

shou3

hui2

chun1
magical hands bring the dying back to life (idiom); miracle cure / brilliant doctor

hui2

tou2

ke4
repeat customer

hui2

liu2
to flow back / reflux / circumfluence / refluence / backward flow / returning flow (e.g. of talent)

hui2

qu5
to return / to go back

dai4

hui2
to bring back

hui2

mou2
to glance back / to look back / retrospective

hui2

long2
to steam again / to rewarm food in a bamboo steamer / to withdraw currency from circulation

hui2

wei4

wu2

qiong2
leaving a rich aftertaste / (fig.) memorable / lingering in memory

zhao3

hui2
to retrieve

shou1

hui2
to regain / to retake / to take back / to withdraw / to revoke

lun2

hui2
variant of 輪迴|轮回[lun2 hui2]

lun2

hui2
to reincarnate / reincarnation (Buddhism) / (of the seasons etc) to follow each other cyclically / cycle / CL:個|个[ge4]

hui2

ma3

qiang1
sudden thrust (that catches the opponent off guard)

hui2

tian1

fa2

shu4
unable to turn around a hopeless situation (idiom) / to fail to save the situation

hui2

tiao2
receipt / note acknowledging receipt

hui2

gu4

zhan3
retrospective (exhibition)

hui2

lang2
winding corridor / cloister / ambulatory (covered walkway around a cloister)

hui2

sheng1
echo

hui2

shou3
to turn around / to look back / to recollect

xia4

hui2
next chapter / next time

hui2

xuan2
to turn around / maneuvering room / leeway

hui2

xuan2
to cycle around / cyclotron / slalom

fan3

hui2
to return to / to come (or go) back

hui2

yi4

lu4
memoir

Example sentences for

 
king - back - (le)
The king is back
 
return - out - (le) - southern heavenly gate - escape - return - mountain of flowers and fruit - go - (le)
He ran out of the Southern Heavenly Gate and returned to the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit
 
last time - is - horse - heaven - lord - offend - (le) - great sage
Last time it was General Ma who offended the great sage
 
return
Go back
 
good - wait - great sage - return - I - then - report
Alright, I'll wait for the Great Sage to return and report to him then
 
good - invite - me - go to heaven - as it turns out - is - this way - a matter
Very well! To invite me up to heaven turns out to be this kind of matter
 
let - I, old Sun - bring back - mountain - go
Let me bring it back to the mountain

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