cai2 =
c + ai2

to cut out (as a dress) / to cut / to trim / to reduce / to diminish / to cut back (e.g. on staff) / decision / judgment | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Things are going bad for the King of Chu (c). He opened a kitchen in the palace (ai2), but his income in the first year was not enough so he had to donate a kidney from which the scar is widely visible (𢦏), also due to the fact that he had to sell all his clothing except for a kilt (衣) which he wears. It was not enough. One day, he actually gets fired (裁) from the palace's king because he was costing the palace so much money. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 months ago | add a painting



=
𢦏
+
𢦏
zai1 =
z + ai1

to cut / to wound / to hurt | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𢦏

Mnemonic symbol: a cut which has been sewed.

Zorro (z) cut (𢦏) himself with a spear (戈) badly and sewed (𢦏) the wound himself in front of the palace (ai1). He can now only walk with the help of a cross (十) which he uses as cane. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting


𢦏
=

+
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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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,
about 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,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

𢦏
=

+
ge1 =
g + e1

surname Ge | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ge1 =
g + e1

spear | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Guy Fawkes (g) practises his archery skills in front of the Erechtheion (e1). He uses a bow (弋) to shoot a spear (戈) right into a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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


=
丿
+
yi4 =
y + Ø4

to shoot | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is practising her shooting skills with a bow in the bathroom of the space station. The character just looks like a bow with an arrow, which is going to be shot to the left hand side. There's a feather on the bow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



=
𢦏
+
yi1 =
y + Ø1

clothes / CL:件[jian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: kilt. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


In front of the space station, Maud Younger doesn't have a wardrobe, but just a step ladder. It's still enough for her kilt though, which she can just put over the ladder so that it doesn't lose its form, and her beret, which she puts on top of the ladder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


yi4 =
y + Ø4

to dress / to wear / to put on (clothes) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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 1 year ago | add a painting



=
𧘇
+
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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ai2

"ai2" is just inside the entrance of the palace. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


zong3

cai2
chairman / director-general (of a company etc) (HSK level 5)

cai2

yuan2
to cut staff / to lay off employees (HSK level 6)

du2

cai2
dictatorship (HSK level 6)

cai2

pan4
judgment / to referee / umpire / judge / referee / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2] (HSK level 6)

cai2

feng2
tailor / dressmaker (HSK level 6)

zhi4

cai2
to punish / punishment / sanctions (incl. economic) (HSK level 6)

cai2

feng2

dian4
tailor's shop

du2

cai2

zhe3
dictator / autocrat

ti3

cai2
genre / style / form of writing

bie2

chu1

xin1

cai2
to hit on sth new (idiom); to display originality / to adopt an original approach

zhong4

cai2
arbitration

cai2

jun1
disarmament

cai2

duan4
to consider and decide

cai2

jue2
ruling / adjudication

cai2

pan4

yuan2
referee

jian3

cai2
to tailor (clothes) / to trim (expenditure)

cai2

jian3
to cut out

cai2

jian3
to reduce / to lessen / to cut down

cai2

ding4
ruling

cai2

zhi3

ji1
trimmer / paper cutter

liang2

ti3

cai2

yi1
lit. measure the body then tailor the suit (idiom); fig. to act according to actual circumstances / To live within one's means.

cai2

che4
to dissolve an organisation

cai2

bing1
to reduce troop numbers / disarmament

cai2

qie1
to crop / to trim

cai2

pan4

guan1
judge

cai2

pan4

suo3
place of judgment / law court

xiang4

ti3

cai2

yi1
lit. tailor the clothes to fit the body (idiom); fig. act according to real circumstances

cai2

duo2
to consider and decide

du2

chu1

xin1

cai2
to display originality (idiom); to do things differently

cai2

du4
to weigh up then decide

cai2

tai4
to cut back

fa3

yuan4

cai2

jue2
court ruling

cai2

jian3

jun1

bei4
arms reduction

cai2

da2
to reply (to a letter)

cai2

feng4

shi1
tailor

cai2

chu3
to handle

cai2

zhi4
to tailor / to make clothes

cai2

ge2
to dismiss / to lay off

fa3

lu:4

zhi4

cai2
legal sanction / prescribed punishment / punishable by law

duan4

yu4

cai2
Duan Yucai (1735-1815), author of Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) 說文解字註|说文解字注[Shuo1 wen2 Jie3 zi4 Zhu4]

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