she2 =
sh + e2

snake / serpent / CL:條|条[tiao2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh) is investigating the death of a mosquito (虫) just inside the Erechtheion's entrance (e2). He took a blood sample from the mosquito and analyzes it with his computer (它). It turns out that the mosquito stung the venomous snake (蛇) which is sleeping across the hall, and the venom killed the mosquito. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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ta1 =
t + a1

it | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

it => i.t. => information technology => a computer. Tecumseh just finished his i.t. degree - he passed his final exam using his laptop in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse. He has no desk, so he uses a big ladle to balance his computer. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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over 2 years ago


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+
bi3 =
bi + Ø3

dagger / ladle / ancient type of spoon | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Brynhildr plays a game inside the space station using zero gravity: using a big ladle and a shovel as bats, she beats a banana back and forth. - 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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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - 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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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - 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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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - 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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chong2 =
chu + (e)ng2

lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures / CL:條|条[tiao2],隻|只[zhi1] / person with a particular undesirable characteristic | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Chantal Chicken and a mosquito are taking part in a dart contest just inside the entrance of Stonehenge. The dart board is hanging in the middle of the entrance, and Chantal and the mosquito are standing to the sides. Over each of them a large fake nose is hovering: the loser will be covered in grey goose as punishment. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

China / Chinese / surname Zhong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A dart board. George Giant Squid (zhu-) is improvising a dart board (中) in front of Stonehenge (-(e)ng1): He's throwing dinosaur bones (丨) as darts on a big mandarin (口) as dart board. He always hits the mandarin right in the middle, so he's a bit bored. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

zhong4 =
zhu + (e)ng4

to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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

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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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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, 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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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

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HSK level: 5

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago
e2

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

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about 3 years ago

Words with


hua4

she2

tian1

zu2
lit. draw legs on a snake (idiom); fig. to ruin the effect by adding sth superfluous / to overdo it (HSK level 6)

yan3

jing4

she2
cobra

yin3

she2

chu1

dong4
lit. to pull a snake from its hole / to expose a malefactor (idiom)

xiang3

wei3

she2
rattlesnake

di4

tou2

she2
local bully / tyrant / regional mafia boss

she2

tou2
head of a snake / human smuggler

da3

cao3

jing1

she2
lit. beat the grass to scare the snake / to inadvertently alert an enemy / to punish sb as a warning to others (idiom)

kui2

she2
forest or meadow viper (Vipera russelii siamensis or similar)

mang3

she2
python / boa

fu4

she2
venomous snake

du2

she2
viper

she2

nian2
Year of the Snake (e.g. 2001)

she2

du2
snake venom

she2

xing2
S-shaped / serpentine / coiled like a snake

shui3

she2
water snake

hu3

tou2

she2

wei3
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish

si4

jiao3

she2
lizard / common spoken equivalent of 蜥蜴[xi1 yi4]

she2

wen2

shi2
serpentine (geology)

san1

suo3

jin3

she2
copperhead race (Elaphe radiata), kind of snake

shui3

she2

zuo4
Hydrus (constellation)

shui3

she2

yao1
slender and supple waist / lithe body / feminine pose

you2

she2
water snake / colubrid / racer

hua2

shu3

she2
Oriental ratsnake (Ptyas mucosus)

bai2

hua1

she2
long-nosed pit viper (agkistrodon acutus)

bai2

hua1

she2

she2

cao3
Hedyotis diffusa

bai2

she2

zhuan4
Tale of the White Snake / Madame White Snake

ai3

jiao3

bai2

hua1

she2

li4

cao3
see 白花蛇舌草[bai2 hua1 she2 she2 cao3]

zhu2

ye4

qing1

she2
Trimeresurus stejnegeri (poisonous snake)

cui4

qing1

she2
Entechinus major (kind of snake)

xu1

yu3

wei1

she2
pretense at complying (idiom); sham gestures of politeness

ran2

she2
boa

she2

fu1

zuo4
Ophiuchus (constellation)

she2

dao3
Shedao or Snake island in Bohai sea 渤海 off Lüshun 旅順|旅顺 on the tip of the Liaoning peninsula, small rocky island famous for snakes

she2

dao3

fu4
Snake island viper (Gloydius shedaoensis), feeding on migrating birds

she2

du2

su4
snake toxin

she2

pi2
snake skin

she2

pi2

guo3
salak (Salacca zalacca) (fruit)

she2

wen2

yan2
serpentine (geology)

she2
绿
lu:4

yan2
ophiolite (geology)

she2
绿
lu:4

hun4

za2
ophiolite melange (geology)

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