調

調
diao4 =
di + ao4

to transfer / to move (troops or cadres) / to investigate / to enquire into / accent / view / argument / key (in music) / mode (music) / tune / tone / melody | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 調

tiao2 =
ti + ao2

to harmonize / to reconcile / to blend / to suit well / to season (food) / to provoke / to incite | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 調

調
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zhou1 =
zh + ou1

surname Zhou / Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhou1 =
zh + ou1

week / weekly / to make a circuit / to circle / circle / circumference / lap / cycle / complete / all / all over / thorough / to help financially | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a hula hoop. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


George Washington performs in front of the Louvre: He swings a hula hoop, juggles three mandarins and balances a small heap of dirt on his head. He cheated a little bit though, because he stapled the hoop to his hip with a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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,
over 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,
about 3 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

調
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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, about 2 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, 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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調 is not a component of another character.

調 is the traditional variant of .

調 is not part of the HSK.

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

di

Dorothy Gale - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

ti

Mother Teresa - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ao2

Just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with 調


kong1

tiao2
air conditioning / air conditioner (including units that have a heating mode) / CL:臺|台[tai2] (HSK level 3)

diao4

cha2
investigation / inquiry / to investigate / to survey / survey / (opinion) poll / CL:項|项[xiang4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

dan1

diao4
monotonous (HSK level 5)

tiao2

zheng3
to adjust / adjustment / revision / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

sheng1

diao4
tone / note / a tone (on a Chinese syllable) / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

qiang2

diao4
to emphasize (a statement) / to stress (HSK level 5)

xie2

tiao2
to coordinate / to harmonize / negotiation (HSK level 5)

tiao2

pi2
naughty / mischievous / unruly (HSK level 5)

tiao2

liao4
condiment / seasoning / flavoring (HSK level 6)

tiao2

jie3
to mediate / to bring parties to an agreement (HSK level 6)

tiao2

he2
harmonious / to mediate / to reconcile / to compromise / mediation / to mix / to blend / blended / to season / seasoning / to placate (HSK level 6)

tiao2

ji4
to adjust / to balance / to make up a medical prescription (HSK level 6)

tiao2

jie2
to adjust / to regulate / to harmonize / to reconcile (accountancy etc) (HSK level 6)

diao4

dong4
to transfer / to maneuver (troops etc) / to mobilize / to bring into play (HSK level 6)

shi1

diao4
out of tune (music)

shi1

tiao2
imbalance / to become dysfunctional / to lack proper care (after an illness etc)

tiao2

zhi4

jie3

tiao2

qi4
modem

bian4

diao4
tone sandhi / modified tone / (music) to change key / modulation

dui4

diao4
to swap places / to exchange roles

yin1

diao4
pitch of voice (high or low) / pitch (of a musical note) / tone

diao4

zi5
tune / melody / tuning / cadence / intonation / (speech) tone

diao4

cha2

biao3
questionnaire / survey / inventory list / CL:張|张[zhang1],份[fen4]

tiao2

xi4
to take liberties with a woman / to dally / to assail a woman with obscenities

qiang1

diao4
accent

diao4

du4
to dispatch (i.e. organize the distribution of vehicles) / dispatcher

chen2

ci2

lan4

diao4
cliché / commonplace / truism / stereotype

tiao2

li3
to nurse one's health / to recuperate / to take care of / to look after / to discipline / to educate / to train / to prepare food / (dialect) to make fun of / (medicine) to opsonize

yong3

tan4

diao4
aria

tiao2

xiao4
to tease / to poke fun at

tiao2

kong4
to regulate / to control

chou1

diao4
to transfer (personnel or material)

tiao2

jiao4
to instruct / to teach / to train / to raise (livestock)

yu3

diao4
intonation / CL:個|个[ge4]

jiang4

diao4
falling intonation (linguistics) / to lower the key of a tune / to demote

sheng1

diao4
rising tone (phonetics, e.g. on a question in English)

ge2

diao4
style (of art or literature) / form / one's work style / moral character

qing2

diao4
sentiment / tone and mood / taste

peng1

tiao2
to cook / cooking

diao4

huan4
to exchange / to change places / to swap

diao4

bo1
to send (products) / to allocate / to commit (funds) / to channel (goods)

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