zuo4 =
zu + o4

to do / to make / to produce / to write / to compose / to act as / to engage in / to hold (a party) / to be / to become / to function (in some capacity) / to serve as / to be used for / to form (a bond or relationship) / to pretend / to feign / to act a part / to put on appearance | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In Olavinlinna castle's bathroom, Zapatista Zebra uses the well in the middle of the room as an old tomb and throws a dead Rosa Luxemburg inside to hide her corpse. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
+
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


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gu4 =
gu + Ø4

happening / instance / reason / cause / intentional / former / old / friend / therefore / hence / (of people) to die, dead | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: This character only appears in 做, so we don't need a strong mnemonic symbol. We should be able to refer to 故 when we think of 故事 or 故意. Because it fits nicely to its components, I'll think of it as in the meaning of 故墓, an old grave.
- Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


There is an ancient cloister in the space station's bathroom, and Gitta Giraffe once heard a story from her fellow astronauts that there's an old tomb inside with lots of treasure. One day she can't hold herself back anymore and deliberately breaks the cloister open using a sledgehammer. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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gu3 =
gu + Ø3

surname Gu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gu3 =
gu + Ø3

ancient / old / paleo- | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

At least on German maps, this character actually resembles a cloister. Gitta Giraffe is looking out of an cloister, which arrived at the space station. The cloister is made of a huge mandarin, with a cross on top of it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, 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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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,
about 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, 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


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


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+
xx5

rap / tap | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the epitome of rapping and tapping is a sledgehammer. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years 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,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+

+
xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel (phonetic "myeon"), an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a wind wheel. Well, almost. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

zu

Zapatista Zebra - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
o4

In Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


zuo4

sheng1

yi4
to do business (HSK level 4)

zuo4

dong1
to act as host (HSK level 6)

zuo4

zhu3
to make the decision / to take charge of / to back up / to support / to be host (HSK level 6)

zuo4

mei2
to act as go-between (between prospective marriage partners etc)

zuo4

meng4
to dream / to have a dream / fig. illusion / fantasy / pipe dream

ding4

zuo4
to have something made to order

zuo4

zuo5
affected / artificial

zuo4

huo2
to work for a living (esp. of woman needleworker) / life of a group of stones in Go 圍棋|围棋[wei2 qi2]

zuo4

fan4
to prepare a meal / to cook

zuo4

fa3
way of handling sth / method for making / work method / recipe / practice / CL:個|个[ge4]

zuo4

ke4
to be a guest or visitor

zuo4

li3

bai4
to go to church on Sunday (of Christians)

zuo4

cai4
to cook / cooking

kan4

zuo4
to regard as / to look upon as

zuo4

gong1
to work with one's hands / manual work / workmanship

zuo4

ban4
to keep sb company / to accompany

zuo4

shi4
to work / to handle matters / to have a job

zuo4

dao4
to accomplish / to achieve

zuo4

shou3

jiao3
to defraud / to rig up (a scam)

zhi3

shuo1

bu4

zuo4
to be all talk and no action

zuo4

chu1
to put out / to issue

jiao4

zuo4
to be called / to be known as

zuo4

cao1
to do exercises / to do gymnastics

dang4

zuo4
to treat as / to regard as / to look upon as

zuo4

gui3
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost

zuo4

sheng1

ri4
to celebrate a birthday / to give a birthday party

zuo4

ren2
to conduct oneself / to behave with integrity

bai2

ri4

zuo4

meng4
to daydream / to indulge in wishful thinking

zuo4

wen2

zhang1
to make an issue of sth / to fuss / to make a song and dance

zuo4

ai4
to make love

xiao3

ti2

da4

zuo4
to make a big fuss over a minor issue (idiom)

shuo1

dao4

zuo4

dao4
to be as good as one's word (idiom) / to keep one's promise

cheng1

zuo4
to be called / to be known as

zuo4

gong1
to act (in opera) / stage business

zuo4

zhang1

zuo4

zhi4
to put on an act (idiom); to pose / to show theatrical affectation / to indulge in histrionics

zuo4

zhang1

zuo4

shi4
to put on an act (idiom); to pose / to show theatrical affectation / to indulge in histrionics

zuo4

gong1

fu5
to practice (work skills)

zuo4

ting1

zhang3
(jocularly) to sleep on the couch / to sleep in the living room

zuo4
广
guang3

gao4

xuan1

chuan2
to advertise / to make propaganda for sth

zuo4

ren2

qing2
to do a favor to sb

Example sentences for

 
hope - his majesty - for - old - servant - support
I hope his majesty will protect his servant
 
Go to heaven - go - become a government employee
To go to heaven to become a government official
 
become a government employee - have - what - fun
Why should I become a government employee?
 
this - is - horse - heaven - lord - handle matters - reckless - spoil - (le) - stratagem
This is just because General Ma handles matters recklessly and spoiled the whole plan
 
truly - is - dream
Indeed, dream on
 
indeed - I, old Sun - that - done - you - dare - to do what?
Indeed, that's what I did. What do you want to do about it?

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