zai4
= z + ai4
(located) at / (to be) in / to exist / in the middle of doing sth / (indicating an action in progress)
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The incredible Zorro

There's one new character and one new location in this picture: Zorro, marking that the pronunciation of a character begins with "z", and the palace's bathroom, marking that the ending of a character's pronunciation ends with "ai4". Remember the last one by noticing that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". Of course the toilet is a little throne, like it should be in any serious palace.

In this picture, I placed the components of in the picture as they appear in the character: appears on top of to the left-hand side and to the right-hand side.


Composition: 在 = 一 + 亻 + 土

zai4 =
z + ai4

(located) at / (to be) in / to exist / in the middle of doing sth / (indicating an action in progress) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro and Rosa Luxemburg are meeting in the palace's bathroom. Rosa is in the middle of balancing a flute on her head and on a pile of clay. The flute is located on the clay and on Rosa's head. Zorro uses his rapier to inscribe "Z" into the flute, so as to mark that the pronunciation of "在" begins with "z". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 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


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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,
almost 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 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


=

+
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

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

z

Zorro - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ai4

"ai4" is in the palace's bathroom. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


xian4

zai4
now / at present / at the moment / modern / current / nowadays (HSK level 1)

zheng4

zai4
in the process of (doing something or happening) / while (doing) (HSK level 2)

shi2

zai4
really / actually / indeed / true / real / honest / dependable / (philosophy) reality (HSK level 4)

cun2

zai4
to exist / to be / existence (HSK level 5)

zai4

yi4
to care about / to mind (HSK level 6)

nei4

zai4
intrinsic / innate (HSK level 6)

zai4

hu5
to care about / equivalent of 在於|在于[zai4 yu2] (HSK level 6)

suo3

zai4

di4
location / site

suo3

zai4
place / location / whereabouts / domicile / to be located / to belong to (organization etc)

gao1

gao1

zai4

shang4
set up on high (idiom); not in touch with reality / aloof and remote

wei1

zai4

dan4

xi1
in imminent peril (idiom) / on the brink of crisis

zai4

hang2
to be adept at sth / to be an expert in a trade or profession

she4

zai4
located at / set up in a particular location

zai4
线
xian4
online

mang2

ci4

zai4

bei4
feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom) / uneasy and nervous / to be on pins and needles

zi4

you2

zi4

zai4
free and easy (idiom); carefree / leisurely

zai4

bian1
to be on the regular payroll / to be on the permanent staff

jin4

zai4

zhi3

chi3
to be almost within reach / to be close at hand

zai4

wo4
(figuratively) to hold in one's hands / to be within grasp

wai4

zai4
external / extrinsic

chu3

zai4
to be situated at / to find oneself at

zi4

zai5
free / unrestrained / comfortable / at ease

zai4

li3
reasonable / sensible

zai4

zhi2
to be employed / to be in post / on-the-job

po4

zai4

mei2

jie2
pressing in on one's eyelashes (idiom); imminent

zai4

suo3

nan2

mian3
to be unavoidable (idiom)

wu2

suo3

bu4

zai4
omnipresent

qian2

zai4
hidden / potential / latent

shi4

zai4

ren2

wei2
the matter depends on the individual (idiom); it is a matter for your own effort / With effort, one can achieve anything.

hao3

zai4
luckily / fortunately

fang4

zai4

yan3

li3
to pay attention to / to care about / to attach importance to

bu4

zai4

hu5
not to care

li4

li4

zai4

mu4
vivid in one's mind (idiom)

bu4

zai4

hua4

xia4
to be nothing difficult / to be a cinch

zai4

zuo4
to be present

zhi3

zai4
with the purpose of

man3

bu4

zai4

hu5
not in the least concerned (idiom) / reckless / couldn't give a damn about it / unperturbed / couldn't care less / harum scarum

zai4

wei4
on the throne / reigning (monarch)

xiao1

yao2

zi4

zai5
free and at leisure (idiom); unfettered / outside the reach of the law (of criminal) / at large

zai4

nei4
including

Example sentences for

 
Kids - here - wait shortly - a moment - I - go for a bit - promptly come back
Kids, wait for me here. I will go and return in no time
 
I, old Sun - just - live - at - flower - fruit - mountain - on top
I live on top of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit
 
I - here - indeed - not - have - heavier - weapon - anymore
Indeed I do not have any heavier weapon
 
At - you - this - large - eastern - ocean
Under this large eastern sea
 
you - at - home - well - practice
You stay at home and practice really hard
 
you - well - at - home - drill - next time - take along - go
You practice very hard at home, we will take you along next time
 
devil - monkey - here
The devil monkey is here

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