ruan3 =
ru + an3

soft / flexible | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Rachel Rhinoceros (ru) left the Anchor Inn after drinking too much. When she got into her cabriolet (车), She felt that it was very soft (软), so soft in fact that she was not able to drive safely anymore: she drove her car directly into the Anchor Inn. Inside (an3) She then left an IOU note (欠) about the Inn's furniture for the owner of the Inn. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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qian4 =
qi + an4

deficient / to owe / to lack / yawn | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The crane is waving with the Dude's IOU note. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

The Queen of Hearts is pretty annoyed by Neanderthal Man, who is quarreling with a crane in Anchor Inn's bathroom. Neanderthal Man owes the crane some money. The crane is waving with the Dude's IOU note. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

character component without any dedicated meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I think this looks like a crane; to the left is its wing, and to the right its head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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che1 =
ch + e1

surname Che | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

che1 =
ch + e1

car / vehicle / CL:輛|辆[liang4] / machine / to shape with a lathe | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin is parading in a cabriolet in front of the Erectheion, because he wants to establish his new cult. Like all successful leaders, he takes the carrot-and-stick approach: In one hand he's waving with a seven-branched laser sword, in the other one he's waving with a cross. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

ju1 =
ju + Ø1

war chariot (archaic) / rook (in Chinese chess) / rook (in chess) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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qi1 =
qi + Ø1

seven / 7 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other components: the Seven-Branched Laser Sword. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

The Queen of Hearts is testing her new Seven-Branched Laser Sword in front of the space station. She's slicing flutes and shovels. - 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 4

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

ru

Rachel Rhinoceros - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


ruan3

jian4
(computer) software (HSK level 5)

ruan3

pan2
floppy disk

ruan3

ying4

jian1

shi1
use both carrot and stick / use gentle methods and force / an iron hand in a velvet glove

shou3

ruan3
to be lenient / to relent / to be reluctant to make a hard decision / to think twice

ruan3

yu4
nephrite / Ca(Mg,Fe)3(SiO3)4

ruan3

jin4
house arrest

xin1

ruan3
to be softhearted / to be tenderhearted / to be kindhearted

ruan3

gu3

bing4
chondropathy (medicine)

ruan3

ti3

dong4

wu4
mollusk / mollusks

ruan3

ruo4
weak / feeble / flabby

ruan3

gu3
cartilage

ruan3

guan3
hose / flexible tube

ruan3

hua4
to soften

ruan3

gao1
ointment / paste

ruan3

zu3

zhi1
soft tissue

ruan3

ni2
soft mud / silt / sludge / ooze (geology)

fu2

ruan3
to admit defeat / to give in / to acknowledge a mistake / to apologize / to be amenable to persuasion

ruan3

zhuo2

lu4
soft landing (e.g. of spacecraft)

ruan3

mu4
softwood

song1

ruan3
flexible / not rigid / spongy / soft or runny (not set hard) / loose (soil)

ruan3

mian2

mian2
soft / velvety / flabby / weak / schmaltzy

rou2

ruan3
soft

su1

ruan3
weak (of body or limbs) / limp / gone soft

ruan3

pian4
(photographic) film

xi4

ruan3
fine and soft / valuables

ruan3

yin3

liao4
soft drink

ruan3

tang2
soft candy (gummi candy, gumdrop, jellybean etc)

pi2

ruan3
tired and feeble

ruan3

mu4

sai1
cork

tan1

ruan3
limp / weak

ruan3

zhi1

suan1
palmitic acid (chemistry)

ruan3

e4
soft palate

ruan3

gu3

yu2
cartilaginous fish (such as sharks)

ruan3

ci2

pan2
floppy disk

liu2

lan3

ruan3

jian4
a web browser

liu2

mang2

ruan3

jian4
malware (computing)

wei1

ruan3

gong1

si1
Microsoft Corporation

wu2

nong2

ruan3

yu3
pleasant-sounding Wu dialect

sha1

ruan3
antivirus software / abbr. for 殺毒軟件|杀毒软件[sha1 du2 ruan3 jian4]

sha1

du2

ruan3

jian4
antivirus software

Example sentences for

 
still - take - he - soft - restrict - good
You had better place him under house arrest

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