qian3 =
qi + an3

punishment / scold | 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

The horizontal lines look like sound waves that emerge from an opening: I'll resemble 言 by a megaphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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qian3 =
qi + an3

dispatch | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts (qi) wants to get a coat made out of mosquitoes, so she dispatches (遣) the bounty hunter (追) to go hunt mosquitoes (虫) for her in the Anchor Inn (an3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, 7 months ago | add a painting



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chong2 =
chu + (e)ng2

lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures / CL:條|条[tiao2],隻|只[zhi1] / person with a particular undesirable characteristic | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Chantal Chicken and a mosquito are taking part in a dart contest just inside the entrance of Stonehenge. The dart board is hanging in the middle of the entrance, and Chantal and the mosquito are standing to the sides. Over each of them a large fake nose is hovering: the loser will be covered in grey goose as punishment. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

China / Chinese / surname Zhong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A dart board. George Giant Squid (zhu-) is improvising a dart board (中) in front of Stonehenge (-(e)ng1): He's throwing dinosaur bones (丨) as darts on a big mandarin (口) as dart board. He always hits the mandarin right in the middle, so he's a bit bored. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

zhong4 =
zhu + (e)ng4

to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery) | 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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dui1 =
du + ei1

to sculpt / to carve / musical instrument (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhui1 =
zhu + ei1

to chase after / to seek / to do one's utmost to seek or procure sth / to recall | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a bounty hunter.

George Giant Squid stole the bounty hunter's gladiator sandals, and now the bounty hunter chases George. In front of the Eiffel Tower, George found no better hideout than a stashed filing cabinet in which he hides. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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𠂤
xx5

to store up / to pile up | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠂤

Mnemonic symbol: a filing cabinet. A filing cabinet full of bananas and safety glasses. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


𠂤
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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

𠂤
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丿
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yi3 =
y + Ø3

old variant of 以[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a cool pair of safety glasses. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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chuo4 =
chu + o4

to walk (side part of split character) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Chantal Chicken tries out her new gladiator sandals in Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting


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

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


qian3

ze2
to denounce / to condemn / to criticize / condemnation / criticism (HSK level 6)

qian3

ze2

xiao3

shuo1
novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 classification)

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