sai4 =
s + ai4

to compete / competition / match / to surpass / better than / superior to / to excel | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Socrates (s) and the crab (贝) are competing in a competition (赛) in the palace's bathroom (ai4). The competition is about stacking wells (井) as high as possible. After time's up, Socrates is the clear winner. He climbs the winner's pedestal (丌) and receives a honorary PhD and thus a graduation cap (宀). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - 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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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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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - 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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jing3 =
ji + (e)ng3

Jing, one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy / surname Jing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

jing3 =
ji + (e)ng3

a well / CL:口[kou3] / neat / orderly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is digging a well inside Stonehenge. At first she was doing it by hand, but then she hooked up a capacitor to a banana and a dinosaur bone, which dig for her using the electrical energy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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


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丿
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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,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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ji1 =
ji + Ø1

"pedestal" component in Chinese characters | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ji1 =
ji + Ø1

surname Ji | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

qi2 =
qi + Ø2

archaic variant of 其[qi2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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
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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
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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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

s

Socrates. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ai4

"ai4" is in the palace's bathroom. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


bi3

sai4
competition (sports etc) / match / CL:場|场[chang3],次[ci4] (HSK level 3)

jue2

sai4
finals (of a competition) (HSK level 5)

jing4

sai4
race / competition / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

yu4

sai4
preliminary competition / to hold preliminary heats (HSK level 6)

sai4

duan4
stage of a competition

ge4

ren2

sai4
individual competition / individual race

hou2

sai4

yin1
Husain or Hussein (name) / Hussein (c. 626-680), Muslim leader whose martyrdom is commemorated at Ashura / Saddam Hussein al Tikriti (1937-2006), dictator of Iraq 1979-2003

sai4

shi4
competition (e.g. sporting)

yao1

qing3

sai4
invitation tournament (e.g. between schools or firms)

ban4

jue2

sai4
semifinals

gong1

kai1

sai4
championship

lei4

tai2

sai4
single-elimination open tournament (the winner stays on until he is himself defeated)

jing4

sai4
track events (athletics competition)

guan4

jun1

sai4
championship

sai4

te4
Seth (name)

tao2

tai4

sai4
a knock-out competition

zu2

qiu2

sai4
soccer match / soccer competition

zhui1

zhu2

sai4
pursuit race / chase

sai4

ma3

chang3
race course / race ground / race track

can1

sai4
to compete / to take part in a competition

sai4

che1

chang3
motor racetrack / cycle racetrack

sai4

lu4

luo4
celluloid (loanword)

chu1

sai4
preliminary contest / initial heats of a competition

fan2

sai4

si1
Taiwan equivalent of 范思哲[Fan4 si1 zhe2]

mi2

sai4

ya4
Messiah

biao3

yan3

sai4
exhibition match

sai4

ji4
season (sports)

fu4

sai4
semi-final / intermediary heat of a competition

kai1

sai4
to start a match / the kick-off

sai4

che1
auto race / cycle race / race car

jia1

sai4
a play-off / replay

sai4

ma3
horse race / horse racing

can1

sai4

zhe3
competitor / CL:名[ming2]

fan2

er3

sai4
Versailles (near Paris)

jin3

biao1

sai4
championship contest / championships

ma3

sai4

qu3
La Marseillaise

li3

fu2

sai4

de2
Riverside

xun2

huan2

sai4
round-robin tournament

ji2

bu3

sai4
gypsy (may refer to Roma people, or to Bohemian lifestyle)

lian2

sai4
(sports) league / league tournament

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