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


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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


hua4

xue2

dan4

yao4
chemical ammunition

bei3

jing1

zhong1

yi1

yao4

da4

xue2
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

yuan2

zi3

bao4

po4

dan4

yao4
atomic demolition munition

chi1

hou4

hui3

yao4
(fig.) to regret (doing sth)

chi1

cuo4

yao4
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal

dan1

wei4

yao4
medicine made from a single herb / drug made from a single substance

ke4

yao4
to take (illegal) drugs

hai1

yao4
(slang) to take drugs / drug

guo2

jia1

shi2

pin3

yao4

pin3

jian1

du1

guan3

li3

ju2
State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)

zuo4

yao4
suppository

gu1

er2

yao4
orphan drug

zhuan1

li4

yao4

pin3
patent drugs

dui4

zheng4

fa1

yao4
lit. to prescribe the right medicine for an illness (idiom); fig. to study a problem to find the right way to solve it / to take appropriate steps
广
guang3

zhou1

zhong1

yi1

yao4

da4

xue2
Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
广
guang3

dong1

yao4

xue2

yuan4
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University

dan4

yao4

bu3

ji3

zhan4
ammunition depot

kang4

you1

yu4

yao4
antidepressant

kang4

bing4

du2

yao4
antivirals

kang4

zu3

an4

yao4
antihistamine

kang4

jun1

yao4
antibacterial

kang4

yao4
drug-resistance (of a pathogen)

kang4

yao4

neng2

li4
drug-resistance (of a pathogen)

ni3

a1

tuo1

pin3

yao4

wu4
atropinemimetic drug

shi4

yao4

san1

fen1

du2
every medicine has its side effect

you3

yao4

yin3

zhe3
addict

fu2

yao4

guo4

liang4
overdose of drugs

mo4

yao4
myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) / also written 沒藥|没药

li3

bai3

yao4
Li Baiyao (565-648), Tang dynasty writer and historian, compiler of History of Qi of the Northern dynasties 北齊書|北齐书

mian2

yao4

qian1
medical swab

sha1

du4

yao4
mothicide

sha1

shu3

yao4
rat poison

mo4

yao4
myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

xiao1

yan2

yao4
antibiotic medicine

tang1

yao4
tisane / decoction (Chinese medicine)

mie4

shu3

yao4
rat poison

huo3

yao4

wei4

shen4

nong2
strong smell of gunpowder / fig. tense situation / stand-off

wu2

ke3

jiu4

yao4
lit. no antidote is possible (idiom); incurable / incorrigible / beyond redemption

wu2

yao4

ke3

jiu4
see 無可救藥|无可救药[wu2 ke3 jiu4 yao4]

wu2

nong2

yao4
without agricultural fertilizer (i.e. organic farming)

ao2

yao4
to decoct medicinal herbs

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