gui3 =
gu + ei3

sly / crafty | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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wei1 =
w + ei1

surname Wei | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wei1 =
w + ei1

danger / to endanger / Taiwan pr. [wei2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: danger ahead sign.

There is a Greek nymph in front of the Eiffel tower who goes around to seduce and devour all kinds of people. A crane has spotted her and flies around waving with a "danger ahead" sign to warn others, but Willy Walrus doesn't even notice: he spotted the nymph and instantaneously fell in love with her. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

character component without any dedicated meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I think this looks like a crane; to the left is its wing, and to the right its head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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e4 =
Ø + e4

distressed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 尼厄丽德, Greek nymph.

A navy seal is doing push-ups in the Erechtheion's bathroom, as a Greek nymph enters and tries to seduce him with some delicious chocolate. She even sets up a whole chocolate factory which continuously produces delicious chocolate! Albert Einstein enters and is delighted: he happily eats lots of the chocolate, making the seal very jealous. The seal is not supposed to eat chocolate during his training, so he is very distressed. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xian1 =
xi + an1

joint / seal / ancient form of 節 / surname Xian | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a member of the navy seals.

A navy seal is busy digging a hole with a plough in front of the Anchor Inn as part of his training. Marie Curie thinks that this particular seal deserves to have an extra hart training, so she slyly shovels some earth back into the hole using a shovel. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
almost 3 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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, 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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chang3 =
ch + ang3

factory / yard / depot / workhouse / works / (industrial) plant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a chocolate factory! Charlie Chaplin (ch) is overjoyed to see that in the Songgwangsa (ang3), a small chocolate factory (厂) is for sale. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

han3 =
h + an3

"cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27), occurring in 原, 历, 压 etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yan2 =
y + an2

"speech" or "words" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 149) / see also 言字旁[yan2 zi4 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan2 =
y + an2

words / speech / to say / to talk | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The horizontal lines look like sound waves that emerge from an opening: I'll resemble 言 by a megaphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago

Maud Younger rushes into Anchor Inn and just inside the entrance she uses a megaphone to loudly announce that the world revolution will soon start. She also tells the people that she has berets for everyone so that everyone will be able to be in style for the revolution. However she doesn't tell that she prepared the berets in another way: to each beret, she attached a mandarin via two capacitors which forms a formidable antenna, so that after the revolution, she'll be able to transmit her speeches directly to the wearers' brains. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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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, 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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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


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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,
almost 3 years ago


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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,
almost 3 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

gu

Gitta Giraffe - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ei3

Inside the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


gui3

yi4
strange / weird

gui3

zha4
sly / treacherous

gui3

ji4

duo1

duan1
deceitful in many ways (idiom); wily and mischievous / full of craft and cunning

gui3

ji4
trick / ruse / crafty scheme

gui3

bian4
specious arguments / sophistry

gui3

mi4
secretive / furtive / surreptitious

gui3

bian4

shu4
specious arguments / sophistry

diao4

gui3

jin1

qi2
strange and paradoxical

gui3

jue2
weird / cryptic / sly / treacherous

gui3

bian4

jia1
sophist / one who relies on specious arguments

diao4

gui3
bizarre / paradoxical / a paradox (from Daoist classic Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子)

yin1

mou2

gui3

ji4
crafty plots and machinations (idiom)

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