bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to repair / to patch / to mend / to make up for / to fill (a vacancy) / to supplement | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Bruno Bear (bu) broke his voodoo staff (卜) inside of the space station (Ø3) and he has nothing available than a royal ermine coat (衤). His staff means much more to him than the coat though, so he rips the royal ermine coat into stripes to fix (补) the staff with the stripes used as bandages. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 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, almost 4 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, almost 4 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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

clothes radical; left radical form of 衣 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a royal ermine coat.

Maud Younger used to wear a monk's cowl when leaving the space station, but when she got a royal ermine coat she gladly threw the monk's cowl out. Nowadays she uses to wave a petal leaf matching her new coat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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丿
xx5

character component (cult) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A cult: I'll represent this with a monk's cowl in other pictures. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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xx5

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

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 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, almost 4 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, almost 4 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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 5

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

bu

"bu" is for Bruno Bear. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


bu3

chong1
to replenish / to supplement / to complement / additional / supplementary / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

bu3

tie1
to subsidize / subsidy / allowance (HSK level 6)

bu3

chang2
to compensate / to make up (HSK level 6)

mi2

bu3
to complement / to make up for a deficiency (HSK level 6)

bu3

jiu4
to remedy (HSK level 6)

hou4

bu3
to wait to fill a vacancy / reserve (candidate) / alternate / substitute

feng2

bu3
to darn (clothing) / to sew and mend

bu3

ya2
to fill a tooth (cavity) / to have a tooth filled / a dental filling

zi1

bu3
nourishing / nutritious

yu2

shi4

wu2

bu3
unhelpful / useless

bu3

zhu4
(financial) subsidy / allowance

bu3

pin3
tonic

di4

bu3
to substitute / to complement in the proper order / to fill vacancies progressively

bu3

chang2

fei4
compensation

bu3

yao4
tonic

qu3

chang2

bu3

duan3
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts

zhi1

bu3
darning / to darn

bu3

xi2
to take extra lessons / to cram (for a test)

bu3

ding1
patch (for mending clothes, tires etc) / (software) patch

zi1

bu3

pin3
tonic / invigorant

bu3

zu2
to bring up to full strength / to make up a deficiency / to fill (a vacancy, gap etc)

bu3

ji3

zhan4
depot / supply station / supply point / staging post

wang2

yang2

bu3

lao2
lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom) / fig. to act belatedly / better late than never / to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted

bu3

xi2

ban1
cram class / cram school / evening classes

hu4

bu3
complementary / to complement each other

bu3

kao3
to sit for a makeup exam / to resit an exam / makeup exam / resit

bu3

que1
to fill a vacancy / to make up for a shortage / to supply a deficiency

bu3

ji3
supply / replenishment / to replenish

bu3

ji3

pin3
supplies / stores

bu3

guo4
to make up for an earlier mistake / to make amends

bu3

ke4
to make up missed lesson / to reschedule a class

xiu1

bu3
to mend

tian2

bu3
to fill a gap / to fill in a blank (on a form) / to overcome a deficiency

ti4

bu3
to substitute for sb / reserve player

tian1

bu5
to fill (up) / to replenish

bu3

fa1
to supply again (sth lost) / to reissue / to pay retroactively

bu3

yu3
complement (grammar)

bu3

piao4
to buy or upgrade a ticket after boarding a train, boat etc / to buy a ticket for a show after having sat down in the theater

bu3

se4
complementary color

zeng1

bu3
to augment / to supplement / to add

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