zi4
= z + Ø4
from / self / oneself / since
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Mirror, mirror, in Zorro's hand

The Eye of Providence looks at itself in the mirror. Try to continue the story to truly fix the mnemonic in your mind. Will the Eye of Providence be delighted by its new eyebrow? Or will it shatter the mirror to pieces, while Zorro tries to talk it down?

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Composition: 自 = 丶 + 目

zi4 =
z + Ø4

from / self / oneself / since | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A hand mirror, which someone uses to look at her- or himself. The Eye of Providence is looking at itself in a handheld mirror in the space station's bathroom. It think it's indeed looking very good, since Zorro attached a petal leaf to its eyes. - 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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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: 2

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

z

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


zi4

xing2

che1
bicycle / bike / CL:輛|辆[liang4] (HSK level 2)

zi4

ji3
oneself / one's own (HSK level 3)

zi4

ran2
nature / natural / naturally (HSK level 4)

zi4

dong4
automatic / voluntarily (HSK level 5)

zi4

jue2
conscious / aware / on one's own initiative / conscientious (HSK level 5)

zi4

si1
selfish / selfishness (HSK level 5)

zi4

yuan4
voluntary (HSK level 5)

ge4

zi4
each / respective / apiece (HSK level 5)

lai2

zi4
to come from (a place) / From: (in email header) (HSK level 5)

zi4

you2
freedom / free / liberty / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zi4

cong2
since (a time) / ever since (HSK level 5)

qin1

zi4
personally (HSK level 5)

zi4

xin4
to have confidence in oneself / self-confidence (HSK level 5)

zi4

hao2
proud (of one's achievements etc) (HSK level 5)

si1

zi4
private / personal / secretly / without explicit approval (HSK level 6)

zi4

bei1
feeling inferior / self-abased (HSK level 6)

zi4

fa1
spontaneous (HSK level 6)

zi4

li4

geng1

sheng1
regeneration through one's own effort (idiom) / self-reliance (HSK level 6)

zi4

man3
complacent / self-satisfied (HSK level 6)

shan4

zi4
without permission / of one's own initiative (HSK level 6)

zi4

zhu3
independent / to act for oneself / autonomous (HSK level 6)

zi4

zhu4
self service

bu4

zi4

liang4
not take a proper measure of oneself / to overrate one's own abilities

zi4

you2

shi4

chang3
free market

zi4

gu3

yi3

lai2
since ancient times

zi4

shi4
self esteem / self reliance / over confident / conceited

zi4

xiang1

can2

sha1
to massacre one another (idiom); internecine strife

men2

xin1

zi4

wen4
to ask oneself honestly / to search in one's heart

zi4

zhi4

qu1
autonomous region, namely: Inner Mongolia 內蒙古自治區|内蒙古自治区, Guangxi 廣西壯族自治區|广西壮族自治区, Tibet 西藏自治區|西藏自治区, Ningxia 寧夏回族自治區|宁夏回族自治区, Xinjiang 新疆維吾爾自治區|新疆维吾尔自治区

wang4

zi4

fei3

bo2
to be unduly humble (idiom) / to undervalue oneself

zi4

shu4
to recount in one's own words / autobiography / written self-introduction

zi4

zhao3

ma2

fan5
to ask for trouble / to invite difficulties

zi4

zuo4

cong1

ming2
to think oneself clever (idiom) / self-styled genius / a smart aleck

zi4

lai2

shui3
running water / tap water

zi4

zuo4

zhu3

zhang1
to think for oneself and act accordingly (idiom); to act on one's own initiative

zi4

li4
independent / self-reliant / self-sustaining / to stand on one's own feet / to support oneself

zi4

bao3
to defend oneself / self-defense / self-preservation

yi2

ran2

zi4

de2
happy and content (idiom)

zi4

xing3
to examine oneself / to reflect on one's shortcomings / introspection / self-awareness / self-criticism

zi4

jin4
to kill oneself / suicide

Example sentences for

 
since - assist - horse - review - come - here - afterwards
Since the keeper came here
 
Your Majesty - that - stable keeper - self - Mountain of Flowers and Fruit - hang - rise - banner
Your Majesty! That stable keeper raised a banner at his mountain of flowers and fruit
 
call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - he - will - with - His Majesty - be on an equal footing
He calls himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"! He demands to be on an equal footing as Your Majesty
 
dare - call oneself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
He dares to call himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"
 
you - have - how big - skill - call oneself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
How skilful are you to call yourself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"?
 
Your Majesty - he - still - mouth - out - ravings - call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
Your Majesty, he still mouths these ravings calling himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"
 
let - me - one's own - go - see - you - rest
Let me go and check it out on my own, you should have a rest

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