yuan3 =
yu + an3

far / distant / remote | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yuan4 =
yu + an4

to distance oneself from (classical) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yuan2 =
yu + an2

surname Yuan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yuan2 =
yu + an2

long robe (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Did you know that it was Aphrodite (yu) and the giant (吉) who captured Yuan (袁) Shikai at the end of the war for the republic in 1916? They waited for him just inside the entrance of the Anchor Inn (an2) and wrapped him up in a long robe (袁) as soon as he entered. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 10 days ago | add a painting



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𧘇
ji2 =
ji + Ø2

surname Ji / abbr. for Jilin Province 吉林省[Ji2 lin2 Sheng3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ji2 =
ji + Ø2

lucky / giga- (meaning billion or 10^9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: "Giga" stems from a Greek word for "giant", so I'll represent 吉 by a giant. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


The giant just arrived at the space station and is very hungry. In each hand he holds Jeanne of Arc and the bachelor captive and robs them for their mandarins which he longs for. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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shi4 =
sh + Ø4

surname Shi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shi4 =
sh + Ø4

member of the senior ministerial class (old) / scholar (old) / bachelor / honorific / first class military rank / specialist worker | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes is meeting the bachelor in the bathroom of the space station. Sherlock Holmes is playing a flute, and the bachelor is wearing a huge cross around his neck. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting



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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | 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 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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𧘇
𧘇
xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𧘇

This looks like someone (人) stepping over something, tubes or whatever. I'm gonna represent 𧘇 with a stepladder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


𧘇
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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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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丿
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xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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chuo4 =
chu + o4

to walk (side part of split character) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Chantal Chicken tries out her new gladiator sandals in Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting


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appears as component in

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

yu

Aphrodite - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


yong3

yuan3
forever / eternal (HSK level 4)

ren4

zhong4

dao4

yuan3
a heavy load and a long road / fig. to bear heavy responsibilities through a long struggle (cf Confucian Analects, 8.7) (HSK level 6)

yao2

yuan3
distant / remote (HSK level 6)

yuan3

zheng1

jun1
expeditionary force / army on a distant expedition

chang2

yuan3
long-term / long-range

yuan3

zou3

gao1

fei1
to go far / to escape to faraway places

yuan3

jin4
far and near / distance

yuan3

du4

chong2

yang2
to travel across the oceans

yuan3

jiao1
outer suburbs / remote outskirts of a city

yuan3

yang2
distant seas / the open ocean (far from the coast)

yuan3

zu2
excursion / hike / march

yuan3

jian4
vision

yuan3

shi4
farsighted / hyperopia or hypermetropia (farsightedness)

yuan3

guang1

deng1
high beam (headlights)

yuan3

da4
far-reaching / broad / ambitious / promising

yuan3

gu3
antiquity / ancient times

yuan3

jian4

zhuo2

shi2
visionary and sagacious (idiom)

gao1

yuan3
lofty

yuan3

fang2
distantly related / a distant relative

yuan3

yuan3
distant

pian1

yuan3
remote / far from civilization

yuan3

zheng1
an expedition, esp. military / march to remote regions

yuan3

tiao4
to gaze into the distance

hao4

gao1

wu4

yuan3
to bite off more than one can chew (idiom) / to aim too high

tiao4

yuan3
long jump (athletics)

yuan3

men2
(to go to) distant parts / faraway / a distant relative

yuan3

xing2
a long journey / far from home

shen1

yuan3
far-reaching / profound and long-lasting

yuan3

hang2
distant sea voyage

yuan3

dong1
Far East (loanword)

yuan3

you2
to travel far / distant wanderings

bu4

yuan3

qian1

li3
make light of traveling a thousand li / go to the trouble of traveling a long distance

jiu3

yuan3
old / ancient / far away

lao3

yuan3
very far away

shen1

mou2

yuan3

lu:4
lit. deep plans and distant thoughts / to plan far ahead (idiom)

wang4

yuan3

jing4
binoculars / telescope / CL:付[fu4],副[fu4],部[bu4]

yuan3

wang4
to gaze afar / to look into the distance

kai1

yuan3
Kaiyuan county level city in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan

yuan3

jing3
prospect / long-range view

shu1

yuan3
to drift apart / to become estranged / to alienate / estrangement

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