xuan3 =
xu + an3

to choose / to pick / to select / to elect | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Hermes (xu) squired the FLOTUS (先) to go shopping, but inside of the Anchor Inn (an3) he soon regrets his decision as he has to help the FLOTUS select (选) one pair of gladiator sandals (辶) out of hundreds of similar looking pairs. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xian1 =
xi + an1

early / prior / former / in advance / first | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the First Lady of the United States, FLOTUS.

In front of the Anchor Inn, Sun Wukong, the FLOTUS and Marie Curie dance around the golden calf. When it comes to be in favour of their gods, everyone of them wants to be first. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

Wikipedia redirects to 牛, but the strokes are not completely the same, as the stroke order. Anyway I'm going to represent this character by a small cow: a golden calf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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


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丿
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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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


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丿
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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, 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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chuo4 =
chu + o4

to walk (side part of split character) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Chantal Chicken tries out her new gladiator sandals in Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

xu

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an3

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

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

Words with


xuan3

ze2
to select / to pick / choice / option / alternative (HSK level 3)

xuan3

ju3
to elect / election / CL:次[ci4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

shai1

xuan3
to filter (HSK level 6)

jing4

xuan3
to take part in an election / to run for office (HSK level 6)

hou4

xuan3
candidate (HSK level 6)

xuan3

shou3
athlete / contestant (HSK level 6)

dang1

xuan3
to be elected (HSK level 6)

xuan3

ba2
to select the best (HSK level 6)

da4

xuan3
general election

xuan3

xiang4
options (as in computer software settings)

zhong3

zi5

xuan3

shou3
seeded player

ren4

xuan3
to choose arbitrarily / to take whichever one fancies

xuan3

xiu1

ke4
optional course (in school)

zhong4

xuan3
to win an election / to get a position by passing the imperial exam

bie2

wu2

xuan3

ze2
to have no other choice

shou3

xuan3
first choice / premium / to come first in the imperial examinations

xuan3

ding4
to pick out / to select / chosen and fixed

ren2

xuan3
choice of person / candidate

xuan3

qu1
electoral district / constituency

jie2

xuan3
excerpt / selection (from a book) / to select / to choose an extract

tiao1

xuan3
to choose / to select

jing1

xuan3
carefully chosen / handpicked / best of the bunch / choice (product) / concentration (mining) / to concentrate / to winnow

ping2

xuan3
to select, on the basis of a vote or consensus

hou4

xuan3

ren2
candidate / CL:名[ming2]

luo4

xuan3
to fail to be chosen (or elected) / to lose an election

xuan3

pai4
to select / to detail / to set apart / to appoint

lin2

xuan3
to pick / to choose / to select

xuan3

piao4
a vote / ballot / CL:張|张[zhang1]

xuan3

zhong4
to choose / to pick / to settle upon / to decide upon a candidate / to be selected for some role

yu4

xuan3
preselection / short-listing / primary election

chu1

xuan3
primary election (US)

zhen1

xuan3
to select / to pick

xuan3

ze2

xing4
selective / selectiveness / selectivity

xuan3

ju3

quan2
suffrage

xuan3

ke4
to select courses

hai3

xuan3
direct, winner-takes-all system of election in use for village committees / pre-selection for a competition

tui1

xuan3
to elect / to choose / to nominate

xuan3

chu1
to pick out / to select / to elect

xuan3

yong4
to choose for some purpose / to select and use

pu3

xuan3
election with general suffrage / general election

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