xin1 =
xi + (e)n1

fuel / salary | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xin1 =
xi + (e)n1

abbr. for Xinjiang 新疆[Xin1 jiang1] or Singapore 新加坡[Xin1 jia1 po1] / surname Xin | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xin1 =
xi + (e)n1

new / newly / meso- (chemistry) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie and her bride are inspecting their wedding presents in front of the Forbidden City. There's a brand new pair of barbells packed in plastic foil. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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qin1 =
qi + (e)n1

parent / one's own (flesh and blood) / relative / related / marriage / bride / close / intimate / in person / first-hand / in favor of / pro- / to kiss | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The bride. The Queen of Hearts wants to kidnap the bride in front of the Forbidden City. As soon as the bride falls out of the sewage tube from the top, the Queen swiftly puts a big vase below the sewage tube, so that it'll be easy for the Queen to drag away the vase with the bride afterwards. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


qing4 =
qi + (e)ng4

parents-in-law of one's offspring | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel (phonetic "pin"), an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Let's say this is a sewage pipe which sticks out of the floor. The horizontal line is the floor level, and 小 below it represents the stuff in the earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

to stand / to set up / to establish / to lay down / to draw up / at once / immediately | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qing Zhao hides some weed in a vase in the space station's bathroom. To get the weed there, she transports it under her beret. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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jin1 =
ji + (e)n1

catty / weight equal to 0.5 kg | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is weight lifting in front of the Forbidden City. She uses two barbells: One is made of a flute with one banana tree at each end, and one is made of a dinosaur bone with a banana tree at each end. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

Two times 丿 component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: two and more bananas (丿) are part of a larger banana tree (⺁). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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xia4 =
xi + a4

old variant of 下[xia4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a t-bone steak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
(e)n1

In front of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


xin1

shui3
salary / wage (HSK level 6)

jia1

xin1
to raise salary

bei1

shui3

che1

xin1
lit. a cup of water on a burning cart of firewood (idiom); fig. an utterly inadequate measure

gong1

xin1

jie1

ceng2
salaried class

wo4

xin1

chang2

dan3
lit. to lie on firewood and taste gall (idiom); fig. suffering patiently, but firmly resolved on revenge

yue4

xin1
monthly income (in kind)

di3

xin1
basic salary / base pay / salary floor

xin1

feng4
salary / pay

gao1

xin1
high salary

nian2

xin1
annual salary

xin1

jin1
salary / wage

gong1

xin1

zu2
salaried class

zhou1

xin1
weekly salary

fa1

xin1

ri4
payday

ji1

xin1

cuo4

huo3
to add fuel to the flames

xin1

chuan2
(of knowledge, skill etc) to be passed on from teachers to students, one generation to another, abbr. for 薪盡火傳|薪尽火传|[xin1 jin4 huo3 chuan2]

xin1

huo3

xiang1

chuan2
lit. the flame of a burning piece of firewood passes on to the rest (idiom) / fig. (of knowledge, skill etc) to be passed on from teachers to students, one generation to another

xin1

jin4

huo3

chuan2
see 薪火相傳|薪火相传[xin1 huo3 xiang1 chuan2]

xin1

chou2
pay / remuneration / salary / reward

fu3

di3

chou1

xin1
to take drastic measures to deal with a situation / to pull the carpet from under sb

gao1

xin1

hou4

lu4
high salary, generous remuneration

gao1

xin1

pin4

qing3
to hire at a high salary

gao1

xin1

chou2
high salary

gao1

xin1

yang3

lian2
policy of high pay to discourage corruption

cuo4

huo3

ji1

xin1
lit. to put a fire under a pile of firewood (idiom) / fig. hidden danger / imminent danger

dai4

xin1
to receive one's regular salary (while on vacation, study leave etc) / paid (leave) / on full pay

dai4

xin1

xiu1

jia4
paid leave

bao4

xin1

jiu4

huo3
lit. to carry firewood to put out a fire (idiom); fig. to make a problem worse by inappropriate action

ti2

xin1
to receive a raise in salary

jiu4

fen2

yi4

xin1
add firewood to put out the flames (idiom); fig. ill-advised action that only makes the problem worse / to add fuel to the fire

ri4

xin1
daily wage

chai2

xin1
firewood

qian4

xin1
to owe wages / back pay / wages arrears

jian3

xin1
to cut wages

fa1

xin1
to pay wages or salary

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