shui3
= shu + ei3
water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes
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There's a lot of information in this picture. Let's start with the new protagonist, Sheldon Shrimp: He resembles the pronunciation start "shu-", such as in "shui" (Pinyin). We've seen the Eiffel tower before (do you remember where?), but not this location, inside the Eiffel tower, which resembles the pronunciation ending "-ei3".

There's also a new character component: "", the beak. It doesn't have a meaning on its own, but serves as component for a few characters. Just like the finger we've seen before.


Composition: 水 = ㇇ + 亅 + 丿 + ㇏

shui3 =
shu + ei3

surname Shui | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shui3 =
shu + ei3

water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sheldon Shrimp just climbed the Eiffel tower. He's really thirsty, so he's glad to find a water fountain. After he quenches his thirst, he also finds a snack: A banana is swimming in the water. He never ate a banana before, so he tries a mix of different methods: Putting on a fake beak to pick on the banana, holding it with a finger and peeling it with a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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xx5

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

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
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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, 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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丿
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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


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丿
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xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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?)

shu

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ei3

Inside the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


shui3

guo3
fruit / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 1)

shui3

ping2
level (of achievement etc) / standard / horizontal (HSK level 3)

kuang4

quan2

shui3
mineral spring water / CL:瓶[ping2],杯[bei1] (HSK level 5)

jiao1

shui3
glue (HSK level 5)

shui3

long2

tou2
faucet / tap (HSK level 6)

xin1

shui3
salary / wage (HSK level 6)

qian2

shui3
to dive / to go under water / lurker (Internet slang for sb who reads forum posts but never replies) (HSK level 6)

dan4

shui3
potable water (water with low salt content) / fresh water (HSK level 6)

dan4

shui3
Danshui or Tanshui town in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan (HSK level 6)

kai1

shui3
boiled water / boiling water (HSK level 6)

shui3

ni2
cement / CL:袋[dai4] (HSK level 6)

hong2

shui3
deluge / flood (HSK level 6)

shui3

li4
water conservancy / irrigation works (HSK level 6)

mo4

shui3

r5
erhua variant of 墨水[mo4 shui3] (HSK level 6)

lou4

shui3
to leak (of water)

yu3

shui3
Yushui or Rain Water, 2nd of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 19th February-5th March

shui3

long2

dai4
layflat industrial hose / fire hose

si3

shui3
stagnant water / backwater

jing4

shui3
clean water / purified water

jiang1

shui3
river water

shan1

qiong2

shui3

jin4
mountain and river exhausted (idiom); at the end of the line / nowhere to go

di1

shui3
water drop / dripping water

da4

shui3
flood

shui3

zheng1

qi4
vapor

shui3

tu3

bu4

fu2
not acclimatized

jiu3

shui3
beverage / a drink

he2

shui3
river water

qian2

shui3

yuan2
diver / frogman

fang2

shui3
waterproof

leng3

shui3
cold water / unboiled water / fig. not yet ready (of plans)

yan2

shui3
Yanshui town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan

wu1

shui3
sewage

bei1

shui3

che1

xin1
lit. a cup of water on a burning cart of firewood (idiom); fig. an utterly inadequate measure

rou2

qing2

si4

shui3
tender and soft as water / deeply attached to sb

shui3

zha2
sluice / water gate / waterlocks / floodgate / lock / dam

shui3

shang4

fei1

ji1
seaplane

shui3

xie4

bu4

tong1
lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic)

shui3

zu2
Shui ethnic group of Guangxi

pen1

shui3

chi2
a fountain

shui3

li4
water power / hydraulic / water conservancy / irrigation works

Example sentences for

 
This - is - Yu - king - control - water - time
At the time when Yu the Great tamed the waters

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