ze2 =
z + e2

conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause / standard / norm / rule / to imitate / to follow / then / principle / classifier for written items (such as an official statement) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 武则天 (Wu Zetian), the only female emperor of China in more than four millennia. It makes sense because for sure she wrote many official statements, for which 则 is the classifier. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion, Zorro found a crab. He already has a kitchen knife in his hand and wants to kill and eat the crab, but Wu Zetian quickly writes an official rule that forbids the eating of crabs, much to Zorro's disappointment. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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+
dao1 =
d + ao1

"knife" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18) / see also 立刀旁[li4 dao1 pang2] / see also 側刀旁|侧刀旁[ce4 dao1 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A kitchen knife. Don Quixote is showing off his special knifes in front of the Taos Pueblo. One is made from a dinosaur bone, and the other is made from a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 5 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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bei4 =
b + ei4

surname Bei | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bei4 =
b + ei4

cowrie / shellfish / currency (archaic) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crab. In the Eiffel tower's bathroom, Neanderthal man and Beelzebub are fighting a crab with staplers, but because Neanderthal man can't handle a stapler he accidentally staples himself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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+
xx5

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

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=
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 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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

Stroke order

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

z

Zorro - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
e2

Just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

Words with


fou3

ze2
if not / otherwise / else / or else (HSK level 4)

yuan2

ze2
principle / doctrine / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

gui1

ze2
rule / regulation / rules and regulations (HSK level 5)

zhun3

ze2
norm / standard / criterion (HSK level 6)

yi1

ze2
on the one hand

fu4

ze2
supplementary provision / bylaw / additional article (law)

yu4

su4

ze2

bu4

da2
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk

yuan2

ze2

xing4
principled

ran2

ze2
that being the case / then / in that case

bu4

gui1

ze2
irregular

fa3

ze2
law / rule / code

yi3

shen1

zuo4

ze2
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model

shi2

ze2
actually / in fact

xi4

ze2
detailed rules and regulations / bylaws

shou3

ze2
rules / regulations

tong1

ze2
general rule / general principle

pa4

lei4

tuo1

fa3

ze2
Pareto principle

san1

ren2

xing2

,

ze2

bi4

you3

wo3

shi1
If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)

cheng2

ze2

wei2

wang2

,

bai4

ze2

wei2

kou4
lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong

san1

yuan2

ze2
the Three Principles (in many contexts)

gai3

ze2
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong

gai3

ze2

xian4
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong

ji4

lai2

zhi1

,

ze2

an1

zhi1
Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.

ri4

ka1

ze2
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet

ri4

ka1

ze2

di4

qu1
Shigatse or Xigaze prefecture in central Tibet, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse sa khul, Chinese Rikaze

ri4

ka1

ze2

shi4
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet, Chinese Rikaze

kuai4

ji4

zhun3

ze2

li3

shi4

hui4
accounting standards council

lin2

ze2

xu2
Lin Zexu or Lin Tse-hsu "Commissioner Lin" (1785-1850), Qing official whose anti-opium activities led to first Opium war with Britain 1840-1842

zheng4

ze2
regular (figure in geometry)

zheng4

ze2

can1

shu4
regular parametrization

zheng4

ze2

biao3

da2

shi4
regular expression (computing)

zheng4

zi4

fa3

gui1

ze2
orthographic rule

wu3

ze2

tian1
Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705

shui3

zhi4

qing1

ze2

wu2

yu2
Water that is too clear has few fish, and one who is too critical has few friends (idiom); You cannot expect everyone to be squeaky clean. / Don't be too picky!

qian2

gui1

ze2
unwritten rules

wu2

yuan2

ze2
unprincipled

bu4

jian3

ze2

kui4
wastage makes one destitute (idiom)

bu4

ping2

ze2

ming2
where there is injustice, there will be an outcry / man will cry out against injustice

bu4

gui1

ze2

san1

jiao3

xing2
scalene triangle (math.)

bu4

gui1

ze2

si4

bian1

xing2
irregular quadrilateral / trapezium

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