xiang4
= xi + ang4
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

The Eye of Providence makes its first appearance as character component. I admit that the story is a bid intricate, but I really like it. There's no chance that another character than Marie Curie would ask the Eye of Providence about its atomic number, and only the Eye of Providence could confuse its outline with that of a Christmas tree. Finally, I like the happy look on the ent's face. I'm looking forward to using both the ent and the Eye of Providence in other characters' paintings.


Composition: 相 = 木 + 目

xiang1 =
xi + ang1

surname Xiang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xiang1 =
xi + ang1

each other / one another / mutually | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xiang4 =
xi + ang4

appearance / portrait / picture / government minister / (physics) phase | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I take "eye" and "tree" as resembling an ent, an alive tree. Marie Curie portrays an ent in the Songgwangsa's bathroom. Unfortunately she's really bad at painting, and her portrait resembles more a Christmas tree. The Eye of Providence enters and, just from the shape of the Christmas Tree, instantly recognizes its own portrait. The Eye of Providence asks Marie Curie how much she wants to have for the painting, but Marie Curie just wonders if the Eye of Providence is made from Radium, because it radiates so much. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

surname Mu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree in the bathroom of the space station. He puts up a cross, on which he puts eight balls (as Christmas balls). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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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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, 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
+
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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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


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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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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,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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, almost 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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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

xi

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ang1

In front of the Songgwangsa - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

In front of the Angkor Wat - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

ang4

In the Songgwangsa's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

In the Angkor Wat's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


xiang1

xin4
to be convinced (that sth is true) / to believe / to accept sth as true (HSK level 3)

zhao4

xiang4

ji1
camera / CL:個|个[ge4],架[jia4],部[bu4],台[tai2],隻|只[zhi1] (HSK level 3)

xiang1

tong2
identical / same (HSK level 3)

xiang1

fan3
opposite / contrary (HSK level 4)

hu4

xiang1
each other / mutually / mutual (HSK level 4)

xiang1

guan1
related / relevant / pertinent / to be interrelated / (statistics) correlation (HSK level 5)

xiang1

si4
to resemble / similar / like / resemblance / similarity (HSK level 5)

xiang1

dui4
relatively / opposite / to resist / to oppose / relative / vis-a-vis / counterpart (HSK level 5)

xiang1

dang1
equivalent to / appropriate / considerably / to a certain extent / fairly / quite (HSK level 5)

xiang1

chu3
to be in contact with / to associate with / to have dealings with (HSK level 5)

xiang1

cha4
to differ / discrepancy between (HSK level 6)

bu4

xiang1

shang4

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

zhen1

xiang4
the truth about sth / the actual facts (HSK level 6)

xiang1

fu3

xiang1

cheng2
to complement one another (idiom) (HSK level 6)

chu1

yang2

xiang4
to make a fool of oneself (HSK level 6)

xiang1

deng3
equal / equally / equivalent (HSK level 6)

xiang1

ying4
to correspond / answering (one another) / to agree (among the part) / corresponding / relevant / appropriate / (modify) accordingly (HSK level 6)

xiang4

mao4
appearance

gua1

mu4

xiang1

kan4
to esteem someone's progress / to give increased respect / to see someone in a new light / also: 刮目相待

xiang1

yi1
to be interdependent

shou3

xiang4
palmistry / features of a palm (in palmistry)

xiang1

di3
to balance up / to offset / to counterbalance

liang4

xiang4
a still pose on stage / to appear in public / to reveal one's position / to see the light of day

zi4

xiang1

can2

sha1
to massacre one another (idiom); internecine strife

si4

ceng2

xiang1

shi2
déjà vu (the experience of seeing exactly the same situation a second time) / seemingly familiar / apparently already acquainted

xing1

xiang4
horoscope

duan3

bing1

xiang1

jie1
lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infantry combat / to fight at close quarters

xiang1

guan1

xing4
correlation

xiang1

ru2

yi3

mo4
to moisten with spittle (idiom); sharing meager resources / mutual help in humble circumstances

xiang1

xiang4
to resemble one another / to be alike / similar

xiang1

ti2

bing4

lun4
to discuss two disparate things together (idiom); to mention on equal terms / to place on a par with / (often with negatives: impossible to mention X in the same breath as Y)

xia2

lu4

xiang1

feng2
lit. to meet face to face on a narrow path (idiom) / fig. enemies or rivals meet face to face

ping2

shui3

xiang1

feng2
strangers coming together by chance (idiom)

xiang1

si4

xing4
resemblance / similarity

xiang1

ge2
separated by (distance or time etc)

xiang4

ce4
photo album

xiang1

hu4
each other / mutual

zhen1

xiang4

da4

bai2
the whole truth is revealed (idiom); everything becomes clear

xiang1

jin4
close / similar to

xiang1

quan4
to persuade / to exhort / to advise

Example sentences for

 
with - you - this - Mount Huaguo - but - substantially different
Compared with your Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, it is substantially different
 
let - poor Taoist - help - Er Lang - truly - gentleman - lend a helping hand
Let this poor Taoist lend Er Lang a helping hand

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