yao4 =
y + ao4

medicine / drug / substance used for a specific purpose (e.g. poisoning, explosion, fermenting) / CL:種|种[zhong3],服[fu4],味[wei4] / to poison / leaf of the iris | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is on a date in the Taos Pueblo, but she has to pass gas all the time. In the bathroom she desperately eats a sheet of artificial lawn, thinking that it should be the right medicine for her. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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cao3 =
c + ao3

grass radical 草字頭兒|草字头儿[cao3 zi4 tou2 r5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Artificial lawn. The King of Chu burns artificial lawn in the Taos Pueblo. - 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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yao1 =
y + ao1

to weigh in a balance or on a scale | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yue1 =
yu + e1

to make an appointment / to invite / approximately / pact / treaty / to economize / to restrict / to reduce (a fraction) / concise | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marilyn Monroe is on a date with a silk worm in front of the Erechtheion. Marilyn wants to show the silk worm around, and so she carries him around on a little silver spoon. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, over 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, 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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

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


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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,
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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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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xx5

silk radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A silk worm. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 2

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ao4

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

Words with


huo3

yao4
gunpowder (HSK level 6)

cao3

yao4
herbal medicine

pei4

yao4
to dispense (drugs) / to prescribe

zhi4

yao4
to manufacture medicine

bi4

yun4

yao4
oral contraceptive

yao4

gao1
ointment

yao4

xue2
pharmacy

ma2

zui4

yao4
anesthetic / narcotic / chloroform

cui1

mian2

yao4
soporific drug

yao4

shui3
Yaksu in North Korea, near the border with Liaoning and Jiling province

yao4

shui3
medicine in liquid form / bottled medicine / lotion
退
tui4

shao1

yao4
antipyretic (drug to reduce fever, such as sulfanilamide)

zhong1

yao4
(traditional) Chinese medicine / CL:服[fu4],種|种[zhong3]

kang4

yao4

xing4
drug resistance (medicine)

ma2

yao4
anesthetic

bu3

yao4
tonic

yao4

wu4

xue2
pharmacology

huan4

tang1

bu4

huan4

yao4
different broth but the same old medicine (idiom); a change in name only / a change in form but not in substance

yao4

cai2
drug ingredients

gan3

mao4

yao4
medicine for colds

yao4

fang1
prescription

zha4

yao4
explosive (substance)

yao4

jian3
drugs test (e.g. on athletes)

yao4

pin3
medicaments / medicine / drug

du2

yao4
poison

chi1

yao4
to take medicine

xie4

yao4
laxative

yao4

ping2
medicine bottle

liang2

yao4
good medicine / panacea / fig. a good solution / a good remedy (e.g. to a social problem)

zhong1

cao3

yao4
Chinese herbal medicine

huang2

se4

zha4

yao4
trinitrotoluene (TNT), C6H2(NO2)3CH3

chun1

yao4
aphrodisiac

dan4

yao4
ammunition

jin4

yao4
drugs ban (e.g. for athletes)

yao4

cao3
medicinal herb

yao4

yong4
medicinal use / pharmaceutical

yao4

pian4
a (medicine) pill or tablet / CL:片[pian4]

nong2

yao4
agricultural chemical / farm chemical / pesticide

yao4

shan4
medicinal cuisine

sheng4

yao4
panacea

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