xian2 =
xi + an2

worthy or virtuous person / honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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shen4 =
sh + (e)n4

kidney | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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shou1 =
sh + ou1

variant of 收[shou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a radio receiver.

In front of the Louvre, Sherlock Holmes wants to improve the range of his radio receiver, so he adds very long roast forks as antennas. To make them safe he shoves boxing gloves over their pointy ends. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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jiu1 =
ji + ou1

archaic variant of 糾|纠[jiu1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one also looks like a fork, but don't mix it up with 山, which is a normal eating fork. This one is more of a roast fork. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - 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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xx5

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - 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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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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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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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bei4 =
b + ei4

surname Bei | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bei4 =
b + ei4

cowrie / shellfish / currency (archaic) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crab. In the Eiffel tower's bathroom, Neanderthal man and Beelzebub are fighting a crab with staplers, but because Neanderthal man can't handle a stapler he accidentally staples himself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 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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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 6

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
an2

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


xian2

hui4
chaste / virtuous (HSK level 6)

xian2

ren2
great person of the past / venerable forebear / the great and the good

xian2

liang2
(of a man) able and virtuous

xian2

ming2
wise and capable / sagacious

xian2

nei4

zhu4
(said of sb else's wife) a good wife

zhao1

xian2

na4

shi4
invite the talented and call the valorous (idiom); to recruit talent

sheng4

xian2
a sage / wise and holy man / virtuous ruler / Buddhist lama / wine

xian2

shu1
(of a woman) virtuous

xian2

hui4
variant of 賢惠|贤惠[xian2 hui4]

xian2

cai2
a genius / a talented person

xian2

shi4
virtuous person / a man of merit

ren4

ren2

wei2

xian2
to appoint people according to their merits (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity

pu3

xian2
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth

pu3

xian2

pu2

sa4
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth

li3

xiu1

xian2
Danny Lee Sau-Yin (1953-), Hong Kong actor and director

wang2

zu3

xian2
Joey Wong (1967-), Taiwanese actress

li3

xian2

xia4

shi4
respect for the wise

sheng4

jing1

xian2

zhuan4
lit. holy scripture and biography of sage (idiom); refers to Confucian canonical texts

sheng4

xian2

kong3

zi3

niao3
Confuciusornis sanctus (Jurassic fossil bird)

sheng4

xian2

shu1
holy book

ju3

xian2

liang2

dui4

ce4
Treatise 134 BC by Han dynasty philosopher Dong Zhongshu 董仲舒

jian4

xian2

si1

qi2
see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects); emulate the virtuous / Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.

shi2

cai2

zun1

xian2
to recognize talent and have great respect for it

rang4

xian2

yu3

neng2
to step aside and give a more worthy person a chance (idiom)

xian2

lao2
diligent

xian2

qi1

liang2

mu3
a good wife and loving mother

xian2

di4
worthy little brother

xian2

shu1

ren2

ci2
a virtuous and benevolent woman (idiom)

xian2

wang2
sage kings

xian2

xiang4
sagacious prime minister (in feudal China)

xian2

neng2
sage

xian2

da2
prominent and worthy personage

jin4

xian2
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi

jin4

xian2

xian4
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi

ji2

xian2
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山[Shuang1 ya1 shan1], Heilongjiang

ji2

xian2

xian4
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山[Shuang1 ya1 shan1], Heilongjiang

wei4

zhong1

xian2
Wei Zhongxian (1568-1627), infamous eunuch politician of late Ming

ren4

xian2
使
shi3

neng2
to appoint the virtuous and use the able (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity

xian1

xian2
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage

feng4

xian2
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai

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