shi4 =
sh + Ø4

oath / vow / to swear / to pledge | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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she2 =
sh + e2

to break (e.g. stick or bone) / a loss | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhe1 =
zh + e1

to turn sth over / to turn upside down / to tip sth out (of a container) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhe2 =
zh + e2

to break / to fracture / to snap / to suffer loss / to bend / to twist / to turn / to change direction / convinced / to convert into (currency) / discount / rebate / tenth (in price) / classifier for theatrical scenes / to fold / accounts book | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington (zh) wants to lift some barbells (斤) just inside the Erechtheion's entrance (e2), but the barbells are very heavy. He tried to use toy claws (扌) and folding (折) knifes (mnemonic symbol for 折) as levers, but they both snapped (折). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A toy claw. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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

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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+
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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jin1 =
ji + (e)n1

catty / weight equal to 0.5 kg | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is weight lifting in front of the Forbidden City. She uses two barbells: One is made of a flute with one banana tree at each end, and one is made of a dinosaur bone with a banana tree at each end. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

Two times 丿 component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: two and more bananas (丿) are part of a larger banana tree (⺁). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, 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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xia4 =
xi + a4

old variant of 下[xia4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a t-bone steak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months ago | add a painting



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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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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

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,
over 1 year ago

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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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+

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

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - 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


fa1

shi4
to vow / to pledge / to swear (HSK level 6)

xuan1

shi4
to swear an oath (of office) / to make a vow (HSK level 6)

shi4

ci2
oath / pledge

shi4

si3
to pledge one's life

shi4

yue1
oath / vow / pledge / promise

shi4

yan2
oath / promise / pledge

meng2

shi4
oath of alliance

xin4

shi4

dan4

dan4
to make a solemn vow

qi3

shi4
to vow / to swear an oath

shi4

shi1
to vow before one's troops

hai3

shi4

shan1

meng2
to pledge undying love (idiom); oath of eternal love / to swear by all the Gods

xiao4

zhong1

shi4

ci2
pledge of allegiance

meng2

shan1

shi4

hai3
to pledge undying love (idiom); oath of eternal love / to swear by all the Gods

zuo4

shi4
to pledge

shi4

bu4

liang3

li4
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints

shi4

bu4

fan3

hui3
to vow not to break one's promise

shi4

si3

bu4

cong2
to vow to die rather than obey (idiom)

shi4

si3

bu4

xiang2
to vow to fight to the death

shi4

jue2
to abjure / to swear to quit

e4

shi4
evil oath

shan1

meng2

hai3

shi4
to pledge undying love (idiom); oath of eternal love / to swear by all the Gods

xuan1

shi4

zheng4

yan2
sworn testimony

xuan1

shi4

shu1
affidavit

yu3

yan2

shi4

yue1
language pledge (to speak only the target language in a language school)

du3

zhou4

fa1

shi4
to vow

xuan1

shi4

jiu4

zhi2
to swear the oath of office

xuan1

shi4

gong4

ci2

zheng4

ming2
affidavit / deposition (law)

Example sentences for

 
I - and - you - cannot exist together
You and I, we cannot coexist

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