de5
= d + e5
of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
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Fighting with a spoon

There's no need to find a symbol for : This is the most frequent character of all, and you'll learn how to use it through context soon. But this painting can help us remember how to write it. Through context, you'll know that is pronounced de5; this translates to Don Quixote on top of the Erechtheion. "-e" is for the Erechtheion and the fifth tone is represented by "on top of". When picturing Don Quixote on the Erechtheion's roof, you'll remember the spoon and the white flag, thus remember how to write . At the same time, we're reinforcing our memory palace, which will help us with other characters.


Composition: 的 = 勺 + 白

de5 =
d + e5

of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Don Quixote ends up on the roof of the Erectheion after a standoff. His only weapon left is a silver spoon, so he can only wave with a white flag. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

di1 =
di + Ø1

see 的士[di1 shi4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

di2 =
di + Ø2

really and truly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

di4 =
di + Ø4

aim / clear | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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+
shao2 =
sh + ao2

spoon / ladle / CL:把[ba3] / abbr. for 公勺[gong1 shao2], centiliter (unit of volume) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As this character should not be confused with 匕, this character will be represented by a small silver spoon. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Sherlock Holmes feeds an elephant some medicine just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo. The medicine looks like a petal leaf, and Sherlock Holmes uses a small silver spoon to give the elephant its medicine. - 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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+
bao1 =
b + ao1

archaic variant of 包[bao1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like an elephant. Beelzebub rides an elephant in front of the Taos Pueblo, turning the soil with a plough. Lots of bananas show up from the earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
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,
almost 3 years ago


=
丿
+
xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - 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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+
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


=

+
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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+
bai2 =
b + ai2

surname Bai | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bai2 =
b + ai2

white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A white flag. Beelzebub is waving with a white flag just inside the entrance of the palace - the sun is attacking him with a big petal leaf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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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+
ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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


=

+
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

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?)

d

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
e5

On the roof of the Erechtheion - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
di

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø2

Just insite the space station's entrance - 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


mu4

di4
purpose / aim / goal / target / objective / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

di2

que4
really / indeed (HSK level 5)

shi4

de5
seems as if / rather like / Taiwan pr. [si4 de5] (HSK level 5)

ta1

ma1

de5
(taboo curse) damn it! / fucking

di4

li2

bo1

li3
Tripoli, capital of Libya / Tripoli, city in north Lebanon

shen2

me5

de5
and so on / and what not

bie2

de5
else / other

mei2

shuo1

de5
really good

mian4

di2
abbr. of 麵包車的士|面包车的士[mian4 bao1 che1 di2 shi4] / minivan taxi

shi4

de5
yes, that's right / variant of 似的[shi4 de5]

mei3

di2
Midea (brand)

you3

de5

shi4
have plenty of / there's no lack of

zhong4

shi3

zhi1

di4
lit. target of a multitude of arrows (idiom); the butt of public criticism / attacked on all sides

di1

ge1
male taxi driver / cabbie (slang)

xun2

di4
homing / target-seeking (military)

mu4

di4

di4
destination (location)

biao1

di4
target / aim / objective / what one hopes to gain

ba1

er3

di4

mo2
Baltimore (place name, surname etc)

you3

de5
(there are) some (who are...) / some (exist)

zong3

de5

lai2

shuo1
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short

bo1

luo2

di4

hai3
Baltic Sea

da3

di1
(coll.) to take a taxi / to go by taxi

de5

hua4
if (coming after a conditional clause)

di1

shi4
taxi (loanword)

si1

kan1

di4

na4

wei2

ya4
Scandinavia

meng2

de2

wei2

di4

ya4
Montevideo, capital of Uruguay

jia1

de5

fu1
Cardiff

ya4

di4

si1

ya4

bei4

ba1
Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia

jia1

di4

si1
Cádiz, Spain

na3

r5

de5

hua4
(coll.) not at all (humble expression denying compliment) / don't mention it

ai1

di4

mei3

dun1

shu1
ultimatum (loanword)

fen1

san4

de5

ce4

lu:e4
diffused strategy

yi1

tiao2

sheng2

shang4

de5

ma4

zha5
lit. like locusts tied to one rope (idiom) / fig. in the same boat / in it together for better or worse / to sink or swim together

yi1

gen1

sheng2

shang4

de5

ma4

zha5
see 一條繩上的螞蚱|一条绳上的蚂蚱[yi1 tiao2 sheng2 shang4 de5 ma4 zha5]

nei4

sheng1

de5
endogenous

chi1

bao3

le5

fan4

cheng1

de5
having nothing better to do / see 吃飽撐著|吃饱撑着

chi1

nai3

de5

qi4

li4
utmost effort

nei4

zai4

de5
inner / internal

chi1

nai3

de5

li4

qi5
all one's strength

chi1

ren2

jia1

de5

zui3

ruan3

,

na2

ren2

jia1

de5

shou3

duan3
lit. the mouth that has been fed by others is soft, the hand that has received doesn't reach (idiom) / fig. one is partial to those from whom presents have been accepted

Example sentences for

 
Bring here - I, old Sun - 's - large ringed sword
Bring me my ringed sword
 
I, old Sun - do not - have - one - hand-fitting - weapon
I do not have a suitable weapon
 
King - want - suitable - weapon - ? - Actually - not-hard
The king wants a suitable weapon? Actually, it is no problem
 
where - have - not - can - go - location
Where is a place I cannot go?
 
where - afraid - not be able to borrow - one - suitable - weapon
There is no need to be afraid to not be able to borrow a suitable weapon
 
where - come - evil spirit?
Where do you come from, you evil spirit?
 
Come - do - what
What are you here for?

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