xiao3
= xi + ao3
small / tiny / few / young
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A small daisy

means "small", and as I can't put "small" in a painting, I'm going to represent it by a small daisy. Look at it like this: there's a little flower () just breaking through the earth (). This should help us remember the stroke positions.

Marie Curie resembles the pronucniation (xi-), and inside the Taos Pueblo represents (-ao3), together representing 's pronunciation "xiao3".


Composition: 小 = 八 + 亅

xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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+
ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=
丿
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - 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

小 order 5588c1379a2f16746c0d0d57490352a8c649dd2c467fda02db34b8bad5a1f1a5

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao3

In the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


xiao3

jie5
young lady / miss / (slang) prostitute / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] (HSK level 1)

xiao3

shi2
hour / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

xiao3

xin1
to be careful / to take care (HSK level 3)

xiao3

shuo1
novel / fiction / CL:本[ben3],部[bu4] (HSK level 4)

xiao3

chi1
snack / refreshments / CL:家[jia1] (HSK level 5)

xiao3

mai4
wheat / CL:粒[li4] (HSK level 5)

xiao3

tou1
thief (HSK level 5)

dan3

xiao3

gui3
coward (HSK level 5)

suo1

xiao3
to reduce / to decrease / to shrink (HSK level 5)

xiao3

huo3

zi5
young man / young guy / lad / youngster / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

xiao3

qi4
stingy / petty / miserly / narrow-minded (HSK level 5)

xiao3

xin1

yi4

yi4
cautious and solemn (idiom); very carefully / prudent / gently and cautiously (HSK level 6)

miao3

xiao3
minute / tiny / negligible / insignificant (HSK level 6)

xiao3

chou3
clown

xiao3

dao1
knife / CL:把[ba3]

xiao3

qu1
neighborhood / district

xiao3

yi4

si5
small token / mere trifle (used of one's gifts)

xiao3

shuo1

jia1
novelist

xiao3

shuo1

jia1
School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家[zhu1 zi3 bai3 jia1] during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

xiao3

jie3
to urinate / to empty one's bladder

xiao3

shi4
to belittle / to look down upon / to despise

xiao3

xiong2

mao1
lesser panda / red panda / firefox

xiao3

chuan2
boat

wu2

ming2

xiao3

zu2
lit. nameless soldier (idiom); an unknown / nonentity

xiao3

shu4

dian3
decimal point

xiao3

lao3

po2
concubine / junior wife / mistress

xiao3

ming2
pet name for a child / childhood name

xiao3

liang4
a small quantity

xiao3

bao4
tabloid newspaper

xiao3

che1
small model car / mini-car / small horse-cart / barrow / wheelbarrow / type of folk dance

xiao3

cong1

ming5
clever-clever / clever in trivial matters / sharp but petty-minded

xiao3

tao2

qi4
rascal

xiao3

qu4
to despise / to have contempt for

duan3

xiao3

jing1

han4
small but robust (idiom); concise and forceful

xiao3

er2

ke1
pediatrics / pediatric (department) / sth of little importance / trifle / a child's play / (slang) childish / petty / stingy

xiao3

dao4
bypath / trail / bribery as a means of achieving a goal / minor arts (Confucian reference to agriculture, medicine, divination, and other professions unworthy of a gentleman)

xiao3

hai2

zi5
child

xiao3

xin1

jin3

shen4
cautious and timid (idiom); prudent / careful

xi4

xiao3
tiny / fine / minute

xiao3

hao4
trumpet / small size (clothes etc) / (coll.) number one / to urinate

Example sentences for

 
small
Smaller
 
give - he - small
Give him a small one
 
your - contribution - very - not - small
Your contribution is really not small
 
if - lack - one - horse - take care - you - skull
If only one horse is missing, you should worry about your head
 
you - this - small - hair - monkey
You're just a small monkey
 
skill - indeed - not - small
His skill set is indeed not small
 
small - spirit - is - this - land - local god - come - here - serve - great sage
This small spirit is this grove's local god, to serve the Great Sage

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