dan4 =
d + an4

birth / birthday / brag / boast / to increase | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yan2 =
y + an2

surname Yan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan2 =
y + an2

to prolong / to extend / to delay | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) is playing Go on a Go board (廴) against the stick-figure (正) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2), but Maud Younger is playing remotely via a computer. Maud is losing and she's blaming the lag (延) she's experiencing through her slow connection. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months ago | add a painting



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xx5

go | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a Go game board. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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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


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zheng1 =
zh + (e)ng1

first month of the lunar year | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zheng4 =
zh + (e)ng4

just (right) / main / upright / straight / correct / positive / greater than zero / principle | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington really has to use Stonehenge's bathroom, but there's a stick-figure blocking the entrance with a barrier. The stick-figure measures with a flute whether George is large enough to go or not. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: a stick-figure with straight lines. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year 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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zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

to stop / to prohibit / until / only | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington is marking his area in the space station. He's using a pennant, a dinosaur bone and a flute to construct a barrier. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

It's a pennant. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 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, 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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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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shang4 =
sh + ang4

old variant of 上[shang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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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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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


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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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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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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?)

d

Don Quixote - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


dan4

chen2
birthday (HSK level 6)

dan4

sheng1
to be born (HSK level 6)

sheng4

dan4

lao3

ren2
Father Christmas / Santa Claus

huang1

dan4
beyond belief / incredible / preposterous / fantastic

huang1

dan4

bu4

jing1
absurd / preposterous / ridiculous

guai4

dan4
freak / weird

sheng4

dan4

ka3
Christmas card

sheng4

dan4
Christmas / birthday of reigning Emperor / Confucius' birthday

sheng4

dan4

shu4
Christmas tree

sheng4

dan4

jie2
Christmas time / Christmas season / Christmas

sheng4

dan4

kuai4

le4
Merry Christmas

sheng4

dan4

hong2
poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

ren4

dan4
dissipated / unruly

sheng4

dan4

song4
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

huang1

dan4

wu2

ji1
ridiculous / unbelievable / absurd

hua2

dan4
your birthday (honorific)

dan4

yu4
to give birth to / to give rise to

sheng4

dan4

hua1
poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

fo2

dan4

ri4
Buddha's Birthday (8th day of the 4th Lunar month)

guai4

dan4

bu4

jing1
uncanny / unbelievable / ridiculous / outrageous

fang4

dan4
untrammeled / reckless / wanton

fang4

dan4

bu4

ju1
wanton and unrestrained (idiom); dissolute

fang4

dan4

bu4

ji1
wanton and unrestrained (idiom); dissolute

san3

dan4
free and unfettered

ye1

dan4

jie2
Christmas / same as 聖誕節|圣诞节

sheng4

dan4

qian2

xi1
Christmas eve

sheng4

dan4

dao3
Christmas Island, Australia

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