zhu4
= zhu + Ø4
to live / to dwell / to stay / to reside / to stop / (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)
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The intergalactic flatshare

"To live" or "to dwell" is one of these words that are hard to capture in a picture. I tried to visualize it here by depicting all the characters living in a flatshare. We have George Giant Squid reminding us of the sound (zhu), and Rosa Luxemburg () and the Lord () reminding us of the characters that make up this one. Note that again, the character at the left-hand side hints at the meaning, and the character at the right-hand side hints at the pronunciation. Finally, the bathroom of the space station tells us that zhu comes with the fourth tone in this case.

If you're having trouble remembering this one, try to add some more typical flatshare scenes to the picture. Here they're all peacefully drinking coffee, but who'll be doing the dishes? Who's going to take out the gargabe? Try to imagine (or even better: sign in and actually paint) more scenes to make this character stick in your mind.


Composition: 住 = 主 + 亻

zhu4 =
zhu + Ø4

to live / to dwell / to stay / to reside / to stop / (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Giant Squid, Rosa Luxemburg and the Lord are all living in a flat share in the space station's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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+
zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

owner / master / host / individual or party concerned / God / Lord / main / to indicate or signify / trump card (in card games) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Giant Squid is playing cards with Martin Luther King in the space station. It's Martin Luther King's turn, and he holds a petal leaf in his hand high above his head: it's his trump card, and on it depicted is the Lord himself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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+
zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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+
wang2 =
w + ang2

surname Wang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wang2 =
w + ang2

king or monarch / best or strongest of its type / grand / great | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters, this characters will be represented by Martin Luther King. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: Martin Luther King.

Willy Walrus (wu-) is stuck in a heap of dirt (土) just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa (-ang2). Martin Luther King (王) helps him to get out by holding him a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

wang4 =
w + ang4

to rule / to reign over | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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+
tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


=

+
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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


=
丿
+
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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


ren3

bu5

zhu4
cannot help / unable to bear (HSK level 5)

ju1

zhu4
to reside / to dwell / to live in a place / resident in (HSK level 6)

zhu4

zhai2
residence / tenement (HSK level 6)

zhu4
宿
su4
to stay at / lodging / accommodation

ding3

zhu4
to withstand / to stand up to

zhan4

zhu4
to stand

yi1

shi2

zhu4

xing2
clothing, food, housing and transport (idiom); people's basic needs

zhu4

fang2
housing

zhu4

hu4
inhabitant / householder

zhu4

xiao4
to board at school

zhu4

zhai2

qu1
residential area / housing development

ru4

zhu4
to check in (at a hotel etc)

zan4

zhu4

zheng4
temporary residence permit

jing1

bu5

zhu4
to be unable to bear

kao4

bu5

zhu4
unreliable

jin1

bu5

zhu4
can't help it / can't bear it

bao3

zhu4
to preserve / to save

an4

na4

bu5

zhu4
to be unable to hold back

zhu4

chu4
residence / dwelling / dwelling place

zhua1

zhu4
to grab / to capture

wu3

zhu4
to cover / to bury one's face

wei2

zhu4
to surround / to gird

zhu4

zui3
to hold one's tongue / Shut up!

zhu4

yuan4
to be in hospital / to be hospitalized

dang3

zhu4
to obstruct

kao4

de5

zhu4
reliable / trustworthy

ka3

zhu4
to jam / to choke / to clutch / also pr. [qia3 zhu4]

ji4

zhu5
to remember / to bear in mind / to learn by heart

ye1

zhu4
to choke (on) / to choke off (in speech)

lan2

zhu4
to stop / to bar the way

da3

zhu4
to stop / to halt

nian2

zhu4
cling

zhu4

zhai2

lou2
residential building / CL:幢[zhuang4],座[zuo4],棟|栋[dong4]

zhu4

suo3
habitation / dwelling place / residence / CL:處|处[chu4]

bu4

zhu4
repeatedly / continuously / constantly / unable to (resist, conceal etc)

zhu4

kou3
shut up / shut your mouth / stop talking

ju1

zhu4

di4
current address / place of residence

dui4

bu4

zhu4
to let sb down / to be unfair / I'm sorry / pardon me (formal)

zhu4

zhi3
address

zhen4

zhu4
to dominate / to control / to subdue / to crush

Example sentences for

 
I, old Sun - just - live - at - flower - fruit - mountain - on top
I live on top of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit
 
close - mouth - Jade Emperor - old man - invite - I - to fly to the sky
Shut up! The Jade Emperor invited me to come to heaven
 
shut up - don't tell me - haven't - I - great sage the equal of heaven - 's - seat
Shut up! Don't tell me there's no seat for me, the Great Sage the Equal to Heaven?

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

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