qiu2 =
qi + ou2

to seek / to look for / to request / to demand / to beseech | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a service request bell. You know, the kind you find in a hotel on a service counter. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Just inside the Louvre's entrance, the Queen of Hearts sees a diamond ring and wants to have it immediately. Determined she rings the service bell endlessly to request the immediate handover. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

forever / always / perpetual | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite just got the most romantic proposal ever! In Stonehenge, somebody prepared a water fountain and had a diamond ring floating on a petal leaf float over to her. Unfortunately Aphrodite doesn't know who the ring is from, as her lover drowned in the water fountain earlier that day. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: as the advertisements tell us, diamonds are forever. I'll represent 永 with a diamond ring. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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shui3 =
shu + ei3

surname Shui | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shui3 =
shu + ei3

water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sheldon Shrimp just climbed the Eiffel tower. He's really thirsty, so he's glad to find a water fountain. After he quenches his thirst, he also finds a snack: A banana is swimming in the water. He never ate a banana before, so he tries a mix of different methods: Putting on a fake beak to pick on the banana, holding it with a finger and peeling it with a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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xx5

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

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, 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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ou2

Just inside the Louvre's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


yao1

qiu2
to request / to require / to stake a claim / to ask / to demand / CL:點|点[dian3] (HSK level 3)

zhui1

qiu2
to pursue (a goal etc) stubbornly / to seek after / to woo (HSK level 5)

qing3

qiu2
request / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zheng1

qiu2
to solicit / to seek / to request (opinions, feedback etc) / to petition (HSK level 5)

jing1

yi4

qiu2

jing1
to perfect sth that is already outstanding (idiom); constantly improving (HSK level 6)

ji2

yu2

qiu2

cheng2
anxious for quick results (idiom); to demand instant success / impatient for result / impetuous (HSK level 6)

xu1

qiu2
requirement / (economics) demand (HSK level 6)

mou2

qiu2
to seek / to strive for (HSK level 6)

shi2

shi4

qiu2

shi4
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic (HSK level 6)

gong1

bu4

ying4

qiu2
supply does not meet demand (HSK level 6)

qiu2

sheng1
to seek survival / to possess the will to live

qiu2

he2
to sue for peace / to look for a draw (chess) / summation (math)

qi3

qiu2
to seek for / to hope to gain / desirous

qiu2

hun1
to propose marriage

ke3

qiu2
to long for / to crave for / to greatly desire

gong1

qiu2
supply and demand (economics)

qiu2

jie3
to require a solution / to seek to solve (an equation)

qiu2

xue2
to study / to seek knowledge / to attend college / at school / learning / education

qiu2

rao2
to beg forgiveness

xun2

qiu2
to seek / to look for

qiu2

zhi1

bu4

de2
lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for

qiu2

ai4
to woo

qiu2

zhi1
anxious to learn / keen for knowledge

ai1

qiu2
to entreat / to implore / to plead

qiu2

tong2

cun2

yi4
to seek common ground while holding back differences (idiom); to agree to differ

qiu2

qing2
to plea for leniency / to ask for a favor

qiu2

yuan2
to ask for help

chui1

mao2

qiu2

ci1
lit. to blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defect (idiom); fig. to be fastidious / nitpick

qiu2

yi1
to seek medical treatment / to see a doctor

qiu2

shi4
to seek the truth

qiang3

qiu2
to force sb to do sth / to importune / to demand insistently / insistence

qiu2

jiu4
to cry for help

qiu2

zhi2

zhe3
job applicant

li4

qiu2
to make every effort to / striving to do one's best

qiu2

zhi2
to seek employment

qiu2

zheng4
to seek proof / to seek confirmation

qiu2

zhu4
to request help / to appeal (for help)

qi2

qiu2
to pray for / to appeal

qiu2

ren2
to ask for help / to ask a favor / to recruit talented people

ken3

qiu2
to beg / to beseech / to entreat / entreaty

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