lan2 =
l + an2

surname Lan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

lan2 =
l + an2

blue / indigo plant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Lancelot (l) as been trapped in a cage (监) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2) for quite some time now and all he gets to eat are blue-green (蓝) algae. Once the blue-green algae have been processed by his body, they change into artificial lawn (艹) which his captors remove from his cage to sell it. - 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, 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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jian1 =
ji + an1

hard / strong / solid / firm / to supervise / to inspect / jail / prison | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne of Arc (ji) has been caught by the English and in her prison (监), a cage (监) in front of the Anchor Inn (an1), She awaits her trial. She has not given up, though: as a robot hands her a bowl of rice (皿), She quickly pulls out a kitchen knife (刂) and stabs the robot's (大) arm. The robot doesn't even notice though. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


jian4 =
ji + an4

supervisor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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dao1 =
d + ao1

"knife" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18) / see also 立刀旁[li4 dao1 pang2] / see also 側刀旁|侧刀旁[ce4 dao1 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A kitchen knife. Don Quixote is showing off his special knifes in front of the Taos Pueblo. One is made from a dinosaur bone, and the other is made from a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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,
over 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,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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


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da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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min3 =
mi + (e)n3

dish / vessel / shallow container / rad. no. 108 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marilyn Monroe is eating some rice out of a shallow bowl in the Forbidden City. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


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HSK level: 3

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

l

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


lan2

ben3
blueprint / source material on which later works (books, movies etc) are based

lan2

jing1
blue whale

dian4

lan2
indigo (dye)

lan2

tian1
blue sky

tian1

lan2

se4
azure

bi4

lan2
dark blue

gan1

lan2
cabbage / Chinese broccoli / gai larn

lan2

guang1
Blu-ray (disc format)

lan2

bao3

shi2
sapphire

lan2

ling3
blue collar / common laborer

lan2

zao3
cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)

tian1

lan2
sky blue

wei4

lan2
azure / sky blue

zhan4

lan2
azure

shen1

lan2
Deep Blue, chess-playing computer, first to defeat reigning world champion, developed by IBM (1985-1997)

shen1

lan2
dark blue

lan2

se4
blue (color)

hai3

jun1

lan2
navy blue

lan2

tu2
blueprint

lan2

shan1
Lanshan county in Yongzhou 永州[Yong3 zhou1], Hunan

qing1

chu1

yu2

lan2

er2

sheng4

yu2

lan2
lit. the color blue is made out of indigo but is more vivid than indigo (idiom) / fig. the student surpasses the master

dan4

lan2

se4
light blue

liao3

lan2
indigo dye / Polygonum tinctorium

ming2

guang1

lan2
lavender blue

song1

lan2
Isatis tinctoria (woad, a brassica producing blue dye)

pie3

lan5
Brassica oleracea / kohlrabi

si3

ji1

lan2

ping2
blue screen of death / computer crash screen

gai4

lan2
Chinese broccoli / Chinese kale / cabbage mustard / Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra / also pr. [jie4 lan2]

mei3

lan2
methylene blue

wu2

jing1

gan1

lan2
rutabaga (vegetable)

zheng4

lan2

qi2
Plain Blue banner or Shuluun Höh khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xi1 lin2 guo1 le4 meng2], Inner Mongolia / also written 正蘭旗|正兰旗

bao3

lan2
sapphire blue

pin3

lan2
pinkish blue

jie1

qiu2

gan1

lan2
cabbage

hong2

cheng2

huang2
绿
lu:4

lan2

dian4

zi3
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet / Colors of the rainbow

lan2

pi2

ni2
Lumbini, Nepal, birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama 釋迦牟尼|释迦牟尼[Shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2] founder of Buddhism (also written 嵐毘尼|岚毘尼[Lan2 pi2 ni2], 臘伐尼|腊伐尼[La4 fa2 ni2], 林微尼[Lin2 wei1 ni2])

gan1

lan2

cai4
cabbage

ban3

lan2

gen1
indigo woad root / root of Isatis indigotica (used in TCM)

lan2

jing1
blue topaz / topaz (aluminum fluorosilicate)

lan2

ju4

xing1
blue giant star

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