wan2
= w + an2
toy / sth used for amusement / curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wan4]) / to play / to have fun / to trifle with / to keep sth for entertainment
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I loved eating chocolate money when I was a child. Yummy!


Composition: 玩 = 元 + 王

wan2 =
w + an2

toy / sth used for amusement / curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wan4]) / to play / to have fun / to trifle with / to keep sth for entertainment | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Martin Luther King asks Willy Walrus for the entrance fee for tonight's concert just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn. Willy Walrus makes fun out of snatching away the coin again just when Martin is about to grab it. When he finally gives it to Martin Luther King, Martin finds out that it's just a toy chocolate coin. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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yuan2 =
yu + an2

surname Yuan / the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yuan2 =
yu + an2

unit of money (in PRC: Chinese yuan, in USA: dollar, etc) / primary / first | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sun Wu Kong offers Aphrodite a coin just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn. As Aphrodite takes it, she's literally shocked: Sun Wu Kong hooked up a capacitor to it to play a bad joke on her, and he's laughing his ass off. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 3 years ago


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+
er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - 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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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 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 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,
about 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


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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,
about 3 years ago

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玩 bw ba62d89b8f4954100d5721154cd4eb7b70efb9bb4d1dcacfd0f68e32f2dee64e

is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 2

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

w

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


kai1

wan2

xiao4
to play a joke / to make fun of / to joke (HSK level 4)

wan2

ju4
plaything / toy (HSK level 5)

wan2

nong4
to play with / to toy with / to dally with / to engage in / to resort to (HSK level 6)

wan2

yi4

r5
erhua variant of 玩意[wan2 yi4] (HSK level 6)

hao3

wan2

r5
interesting / delightful / amusing

wan2

wu4

sang4

zhi4
lit. trifling destroys the will (idiom); infatuation with fine details prevents one making progress / excessive attention to trivia saps the will

wan2

huo3
to play with fire

wan2

hua1

zhao1
to play tricks

wan2

hu1

zhi2

shou3
to neglect one's duty / dereliction of duty / malpractice

wan2

ou3
doll

wan2

xiao4
to joke / joke / jest

wan2

r5
to play / to have fun / to hang out

wan2

wei4
to ruminate / to ponder subtleties

you2

wan2
to amuse oneself / to have fun / to go sightseeing / to take a stroll

wan2

r5

ming4
to gamble with life / to take reckless risks

wan2

shi4

bu4

gong1
to trifle without respect (idiom); to despise worldly conventions / frivolous

wan2

yi4
toy / plaything / thing / act / trick (in a performance, stage show, acrobatics etc)

wan2

shang3
to appreciate / to take pleasure in / to enjoy

wan2

shua3
to enjoy oneself / an entertainment / to play (of children)

wan2

pai2
to play cards / to play mahjong

gu3

wan2
antique / curio

hao4

wan2
to be playful / to be fond of one's fun

hao3

wan2
amusing / fun / interesting

wan2

le4
to play around / to disport oneself

wan2

yi4
variant of 玩意[wan2 yi4]

chi1

he1

wan2

le4
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure

wan2

nong4

ci2

zao3
to juggle with words (dishonestly) / to be a hypocrite and hide behind florid rhetoric

gou3

wan2

r5

de5
beast (derog.)

wan2

hu1
to neglect / to trifle with / not to take seriously

wan2

huo3

zi4

fen2
to play with fire and get burnt (idiom); fig. to play with evil and suffer the consequences / to get one's fingers burnt

wan2

xia2
to trifle / to dally with / to treat casually / to jest

wan2

suo3
to search for subtle traces / to ponder

wan2

zhe3
player

wan2

xing4
interest in dallying / in the mood for playing

wan2

yi4

r5
variant of 玩意兒|玩意儿[wan2 yi4 r5]

wan2

hua4
playful talk / joking

wan2

mao1

he2

lao3

shu3

de5

you2

xi4
to play a cat and mouse game

wan2

bian4
to visit (a large number of places) / to tour around (the whole country, the whole city etc)

shuo1

zhe5

wan2
to say sth for fun / to be kidding / to joke around

shuo1

zhe5

wan2

r5
erhua variant of 說著玩|说着玩[shuo1 zhe5 wan2]

Example sentences for

 
big - king - do not - play a joke
Great king, do not joke around
 
I, old Sun - by chance - it just so happens that - hang out
I'll just go in and hang out

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