xia4
= xi + a4
down / downwards / below / lower / later / next (week etc) / second (of two parts) / to decline / to go down / to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc) / measure word to show the frequency of an action
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Going down and under

means "down", while Marie Curie actually climbs a ladder. Here it helps to look at the character and try to imagine a ladder, as well as imagining Marie Climbing the ladder up and down again.


Composition: 下 = 一 + 卜

xia4 =
xi + a4

down / downwards / below / lower / later / next (week etc) / second (of two parts) / to decline / to go down / to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc) / measure word to show the frequency of an action | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie tries to escape from Adziogol Lighthouse by climbing through the window in the bathroom. To build a ladder, she puts a voodoo staff under a flute. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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


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bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

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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
a4

In the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


xia4

wu3
afternoon / CL:個|个[ge4] / p.m. (HSK level 1)

xia4

yu3
to rain / rainy (HSK level 1)

xia4

zai3
to download / also pr. [xia4 zai4] (HSK level 5)

bu4

xiang1

shang4

xia4
equally matched / about the same (HSK level 6)

yan3

xia4
now / at present / subocular (medicine) (HSK level 6)

xia4

shu3
subordinate / underling (HSK level 6)

xia4

qi2
to play chess

xie4

xia4
to unload

xia4

ren4
next office holder / next to serve

xia4

hua4
线
xian4
underscore _ / underline

tian1

xia4

tai4

ping2
the whole world at peace (idiom); peace and prosperity

di4

xia4
underground / subterranean / covert

di3

xia5
the location below sth / afterwards

xia4

zang4
to bury / to inter

di4

xia4

shi4
basement / cellar

xia4

yi1

dai4
the next generation

lou2

xia4
downstairs

xia4

ban1
to finish work / to get off work
殿
dian4

xia4
Your Majesty (honorific) / His or Her Highness

xia4

cheng2

qu1
Xiacheng district of Hangzhou city 杭州市[Hang2 zhou1 shi4], Zhejiang

song1

xia4
Matsushita (name) / Panasonic (brand), abbr. for 松下電器|松下电器[Song1 xia4 Dian4 qi4]

xia4

jiu3
to be appropriate to have with alcohol / to down one's drink

xi1

yang2
西
xi1

xia4
the sun sets in the west (idiom)

hua1

qian2

yue4

xia4
in flowers by moonlight (idiom); fig. courtship / honeymoon

yi1

qi4

zhi1

xia4
in a fit of pique / in a fury

shi4

feng1

ri4

xia4
public morals are degenerating with each passing day (idiom)

ju3

guo2

shang4

xia4
the entire nation / the whole country, from the leadership to the rank and file

dang1

xia4
immediately / at once / at that moment / at the moment

xia4

qu4
to go down / to descend / to go on / to continue / (of a servant) to withdraw

tai2

xia4
off the stage / in the audience

shou3

xia4
leadership / under one's control or administration / subordinates / to take action / to run out of money

xiang1

xia4

ren2
country folk / rustic / rural folk

xia4

e4
mandible (lower jaw)

xia4

chen2
to sink down

xia4

zhuang1
to take off costume and makeup

li4

xia4
to set up / to establish

xia4

ban4

nian2
second half of the year

yi3

xia4
that level or lower / that amount or less / the following

liang3

xia4

zi5
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade

xia4

shou3
to start / to put one's hand to / to set about / the seat to the right of the main guest

Example sentences for

 
This - waterfall - under - (leads) directly (to) - eastern sea - dragon palace
Under the waterfall there is a direct connection to the dragon palace of the eastern sea
 
leave behind - one - control - sea - godly - needle
A godly needle which is able to pin down the waters was left behind
 
big - king - heaven - up - come down - one - old codger
Great king, there is an old codger coming down from heaven
 
you - well - at - home - drill - next time - take along - go
You practice very hard at home, we will take you along next time
 
immediately - get out of the way - this - is - world of mortals - Daoist immortal
Get out of the way immediately! This is a Daoist immortal from the world of mortals
 
kneel down
Kneel down
 
That - Sun Wukong - is - lower realm - Daoist immortal - not - understand - imperial court - etiquette
That Sun Wukong is a Daoist immortal of the lower realms. He doesn't understand the etiquette of the imperial court

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