qing1 =
qi + (e)ng1

light / easy / gentle / soft / reckless / unimportant / frivolous / small in number / unstressed / neutral / to disparage | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts has been training a lot recently and poses before her next boxing battle. She's driving around in her cabriolet bending steel beams wearing her boxing gloves easily, swinging the beams as if they were as light as feathers. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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


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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, 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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xx5

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 4 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, 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: 3

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
(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


nian2

qing1
young (HSK level 3)

qing1

song1
light / gentle / relaxed / effortless / uncomplicated / to relax / to take things less seriously (HSK level 4)

qing1

shi4
contempt / contemptuous / to despise / to scorn / scornful (HSK level 5)

ju3

zu2

qing1

zhong4
a foot's move sways the balance (idiom); to hold the balance of power / to play the decisive role (HSK level 6)

qing1

er2

yi4

ju3
easy / with no difficulty (HSK level 6)

qing1

qi2
light cavalry / light motorcycle / moped

qing1

feng1
breeze / light wind

qing1

ju3

wang4

dong4
to act blindly without thinking (idiom)

qing1

shuai4
hasty

qing1

shou3

qing1

jiao3
(to move or do sth) softly and quietly (idiom)

wu2

zu2

qing1

zhong4
insignificant

qing1

rou2
soft / gentle / pliable

qing1

sheng1
a suicide / to commit suicide

qing1

yin1

yue4
light music

qing1

yi4
easily / lightly / rashly

qing1

qiao3
dexterous / deft / easy / light and easy to use / nimble / agile / lithe / graceful

bi4

zhong4

jiu4

qing1
to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial / to keep silent about major charges while admitting minor ones

qing1

sheng1
quietly / softly / neutral tone / light stress

qing1

xin4
to easily trust / gullible / naïve

qing1

mie4
to contempt / to disdain / pejorative

nian2

qing1

hua4
to make more youthful / to promote younger staff

qing1

che1

shu2

lu4
lit. to drive a lightweight chariot on a familiar road (idiom) / fig. to do sth routinely and with ease / a walk in the park

qing1

du4
mild (symptoms etc)

qing1

qing1
lightly / softly

qing1

fu2
frivolous / careless / giddy

qing1

ying2
graceful / lithe / light and graceful / lighthearted / relaxed

qing1

gui3
light rail / transit system (underground, at street level or elevated) / streetcar / metro / abbr. for 輕型軌道交通|轻型轨道交通[qing1 xing2 gui3 dao4 jiao1 tong1]

qing1

shang1
lightly wounded / minor injuries

qing1

qu3
to beat easily / to gain an easy victory

diao4

yi3

qing1

xin1
treat sth lightly / to lower one's guard

jian3

qing1
to lighten / to ease / to alleviate

qing1

miao2

dan4

xie3
to sketch in light shades / to play down / to deemphasize (idiom)

qing1

kuai4
light and quick / brisk / spry / lively / effortless / relaxed / agile / blithe

qing1

tiao1
frivolous / coquettish

qing1

xing2
light (machinery, aircraft etc)

jia4

qing1

jiu4

shu2
lit. an easy drive on a familiar path (idiom); fig. experience makes progress easy / a task that is so familiar one can do it with one's hand tied behind one's back

qing1

piao1

piao1
light as a feather

qing1
便
bian4
lightweight and portable / light and convenient

qing1

wei1
slight / light / trivial / to a small extent

qing1

man4
irreverent

Example sentences for

 
light - too - light
Too light
 
Still - light - (le) - Again - take - one - heavy - a bit - bring
Still too light! Bring me a heavier one
 
His Majesty - absolutely - cannot - see - lightly
His Majesty absolutely cannot look at him lightly
 
you - must not - easily - send troops - labor - troops - move - crowd
Do not too easily send the troops and move the armies
 
Your Majesty - certainly - one must by all means - cannot - forgive easily - this - devil - monkey
Your Majesty, certainly this devil monkey cannot be forgiven easily

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