zhao4 =
zh + ao4

surname Zhao / one of the seven states during the Warring States Period (476-220 BC) / the Former Zhao 前趙 (304-329) and Later Zhao 後趙 (319-350), states of the Sixteen Kingdoms | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhao4 =
zh + ao4

to surpass (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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xiao1 =
xi + ao1

surname Xiao / Taiwan pr. [Xiao4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xiao4 =
xi + ao4

similar / resembling / to resemble / to be like | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The aloe vera on the moon resembles the rose on the little prince's planet. Thus I'll represent this character by the little prince.

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom, the little prince misses his asteroid and his rose so much. To comfort him, Marie Curie gives him a moon and an aloe vera to remind him of home. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

alternative form of 小 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: ⺌ looks a bit like an aloe vera plant.

Marie Curie planted some small aloe veras in the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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zou3 =
z + ou3

to walk / to go / to run / to move (of vehicle) / to visit / to leave / to go away / to die (euph.) / from / through / away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走[che4 zou3]) / to change (shape, form, meaning) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro is fighting Neanderthal Man in the Louvre. Neanderthal Man uses his voodoo staff, and Zorro uses a nordic walking pole. He overcomes Neanderthal Man by using a dirty trick: Zorro throws some dirt and clay at Neanderthal Mans face, who is blinded and hurts his foot with his voodoo staff. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

character component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Neanderthal man accidentally pierced his foot with a voodoo staff. Now he'll have to get an injection against tetanus. This character will thus be represented by a syringe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 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 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

Stroke order

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is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

zh

George Washington - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Words with


wan2

bi4

gui1

zhao4
lit. to return the jade annulus to Zhao (idiom); fig. to return something intact to its rightful owner

zhao4

wei1
Zhao Wei or Vicky Zhao (1976-), Chinese film star

zhang1

san1

,

li3

si4

,

wang2

wu3

,

zhao4

liu4
four proverbial names / Tom, Dick and Harry

zhang1

wang2

li3

zhao4
anyone / Mr Average / any Tom, Dick or Harry

hou4

zhao4
Later Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (319-350)

yan1

zhao4
Yan and Zhao, two of the Warring States in Hebei and Shanxi / beautiful women / women dancers and singers

yan1

zhao4

du1

shi4

bao4
Yanzhao Metropolis Daily

wan1

dou4

zhao4
"Pea Zhao" (person nickname, pea gruel seller)

zhao4

yuan2

ren4
Yuen Ren Chao (1892-1982), Chinese-American linguist

zhao4

kuang1

yin4
Zhao Kuangyin, personal name of founding Song emperor Song Taizu 宋太祖 (927-976)

zhao4

guo2
Zhao, one of the seven states during the Warring States Period of Chinese history (475-220 BC)

zhao4

song4
Song dynasty (960-1279) / used to distinguish it from 劉宋|刘宋 Song of Southern dynasties (420-479)

zhao4

ke4
knight of the Zhao State / generic term for a knight-errant

zhao4

qi2
Zhao Qi (-201 BC), early Han commentator on Mencius 孟子[Meng4 zi3]

zhao4

zhou1

qiao2
Zhaozhou Bridge over Xiao River 洨河[Xiao2 He2] in Zhao county 趙縣|赵县[Zhao4 Xian4], Shijiazhuang, Hebei, dating back to the Sui dynasty 隋代[Sui2 dai4] (581-617) and the world's oldest extant stone arch bridge

zhao4

zhong1

yao2
Zhao Zhongyao (1902-1998), Chinese pioneer nuclear physicist

zhao4

hui4

wen2

wang2
King Huiwen of Zhao 趙國|赵国, reigned 298-266 BC during the Warring States Period

zhao4

kuo4
Zhao Kuo (-260 BC), hapless general of Zhao 趙國|赵国, who famously led an army of 400,000 to total annihilation at battle of Changping 長平之戰|长平之战 in 260 BC / also called Ma Fuzi 馬服子|马服子

zhao4

ye4
Zhao Ye, Han dynasty historian, author of History of the Southern States Wu and Yue 吳越春秋|吴越春秋

zhao4

ben3

shan1
Zhao Benshan (1958-), universally known PRC TV comedian

zhao4

gou4
Zhao Gou, personal name of the tenth Song Emperor Gaozong 高宗[Gao1 zong1]

zhao4

shu4

li3
Zhao Shuli (1906-1970), proletarian novelist

zhao4

er3

xun4
Zhao Erxun (1844-1927), modern historian, compiled the Draft History of the Qing dynasty 清史稿

zhao4

zi3

yang2
Zhao Ziyang (1919-2005), PRC reforming politician, general secretary of Chinese Communist Party 1987-1989, held under house arrest from 1989 to his death, and non-person since then

zhao4

xian4
Zhao County in Shijiazhuang 石家莊|石家庄[Shi2 jia1 zhuang1], Hebei

zhao4

yi4
Zhao Yi (1727-1814), Qing dynasty poet and historian, one of Three great poets of the Qianlong era 乾嘉三大家

zhao4

jun1
army of Zhao 趙國|赵国 during the Warring States

zhao4

yun2
Zhao Yun (-229), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms

qian2

zhao4
Former Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (304-329)

zhao4

gao1
Zhao Gao (?-207 BC), one of the most vile, corrupt and powerful eunuchs in Chinese history, responsible for the fall of Qin Dynasty

wei2

wei4

jiu4

zhao4
lit. to besiege 魏[Wei4] and rescue 趙|赵[Zhao4] (idiom) / fig. to relieve a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers

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