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

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, over 1 year ago | add a painting


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, over 1 year 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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, 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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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丿
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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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, about 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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,
over 2 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


gu4

shi4
old practice / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 3)

gu4

shi5
narrative / story / tale (HSK level 3)

gu4

yi4
deliberately / on purpose (HSK level 4)

yuan2

gu4
reason / cause (HSK level 5)

gu4

zhang4
malfunction / breakdown / defect / shortcoming / fault / failure / impediment / error / bug (in software) (HSK level 6)

bian4

gu4
an unforeseen event / accident / misfortune (HSK level 6)

shi4

gu4
accident / CL:樁|桩[zhuang1],起[qi3],次[ci4] (HSK level 6)

gu4

xiang1
home / homeland / native place / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

gu4

nong4

xuan2

xu1
deliberately mystifying / to make sth unnecessarily complicated

gu4

di4

chong2

you2
to revisit old haunts (idiom); down memory lane

wu2

gu4
without cause or reason

gu4

qu4
to die / death

gu4

you3
old friend / deceased friend

ming2

zhi1

gu4

fan4
deliberate violation (idiom); intentional crime

gu4

ji4

chong2

yan3
to repeat an old stratagem / up to one's old tricks

he2

gu4
what for? / what's the reason?

shi4

gu5
sophisticated / worldly-wise

shi4

gu4
the ways of the world

fei1

qin1

fei1

gu4
lit. neither a relative nor a friend (idiom) / fig. unrelated to one another in any way

gu4

shi5

pian4
fictional film / feature film

gu4

tai4

fu4

meng2
to revert to old ways

yin1

gu4
for some reason

gu4

guo2
country with an ancient history

jie4

gu4
to find an excuse

yi1

ran2

ru2

gu4
back to where we were (idiom); absolutely no improvement / Things haven't changed at all.

gu4

ji4
usual trick / old tactics

yu4

qin2

gu4

zong4
In order to capture, one must let loose. / to loosen the reins only to grasp them better

dian3

gu4
allusion (to classic story or saying) / classical quotation / parable

gu4

yuan2
one's home town

wen1

gu4

zhi1

xin1
to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects) / to recall the past to understand the future

wang2

gu4
to die / to pass away

gu4

er2
therefore

wu2

yuan2

wu2

gu4
no cause, no reason (idiom); completely uncalled for

gu4

ren2
old friend / the deceased

yi3

gu4
the late / deceased

gu4

li3
hometown / native place

gu4

ju1
former residence

gu4

tu3
native country / one's homeland

yi1

jian4

ru2

gu4
familiarity at first sight

yuan2

gu4
variant of 緣故|缘故[yuan2 gu4]

Example sentences for

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