suan1 =
su + an1

sour / tart / sick at heart / grieved / sore / aching / pedantic / impractical / an acid | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The rooster (酉) and Stephanie Spider (su) where once friends, but recently they haven been fighting over a lover. Because they are both wuxia (夋) superheroes, they have been fighting for three days in front of the Anchor Inn (an1) without determining a winner. Finally they decide to settle their sour (酸) dispute and share a tart (酸) tarte to renew their friendship. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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+
qun1 =
qu + (e)n1

to dawdle / emperor Yao's father / fleet-footed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: someone with sick wuxia skills, because wuxia heroes fly fleet-footed.

Cupid (qu) is practicing his wuxia (夋) skills in front of the Forbidden City ((e)n1). His speciality is his runny nose (允) of which he wields the snot gracefully leaving any enemy paralyzed in disgust. He is also wearing high heels (夂) while soaring through the air. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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+
yun3 =
yu + (e)n3

just / fair / to permit / to allow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sun Wukong (儿) has a runny nose (mnemonic symbol for 允) and is constantly blowing his nose in the Forbidden City ((e)n3). Aphrodite (yu) is very annoyed and tells him that it is not allowed (允) to blow one's nose in the Forbidden City. Instead she hands him a fake nose (厶) with which he is to hide his real nose. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

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


=
丿
+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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+
mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


=

+
zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

"walk slowly" component in Chinese characters / see also 冬字頭|冬字头[dong1 zi4 tou2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In high heels, one can walk only slowly. George Washington is wearing high heels inside the space station. He's not only walking slowly, he even slips on a banana! He's lucky to land on a boxing glove. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting



=
丿
+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


=

+
you3 =
y + ou3

10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The rooster and Maud Younger are taking part in a re-enactment in the Louvre. They re-enact former times by getting up with sunrise; the rooster stands on top of the sun and crows so that everybody gets up, and Maud Younger plays a traditional sihu fiddle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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wu4 =
w + Ø4

surname Wu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wu4 =
w + Ø4

cut off the feet / rising to a height / towering / bald | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: A 胡兀尔, a kind of Chinese fiddle with four strings, more commonly known as 四胡. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Sun Wukong is playing his 胡兀尔 in the space station's bathroom, but he's deliberatly playing very badly in order to annoy Willy Walrus. Willy Walrus is so annoyed that he threatens to cut off Sun Wukong's feet with a flute if he doesn't stop. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

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


=
丿
+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


=

+
wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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 5 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

su

Stephanie Spider - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago

Words with


cu4

suan1

yi3

zhi3
ethyl acetate / acetidin

cu4

suan1

xian1

wei2
cellulose acetate (used for film and fiber)

chong2

tan4

suan1

gai4
calcium bicarbonate Ca(HCO3)2

chong2

tan4

suan1

yan2
bicarbonate

qian1

suan1

xu4

dian4

chi2
lead-acid accumulator / battery (e.g. in car)

shuang1

lu:4

fen1

suan1

na4
diclofenac sodium, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce swelling and as pain-killer / also called voltaren 扶他林

shuang1

lian4

he2

suan1
double chain nucleic acid (refer to the double helix DNA as opposed to single chain RNA 單鏈|单链[dan1 lian4])

rou2

suan1
tannin

bao3

he2

zhi1

fang2

suan1
saturated fatty acid (SFA)

ma3

dou1

ling2

suan1
aristolochic acid

niao3

an4

suan1
ornithine

niao3

gan1

suan1

er4

na4
disodium guanylate (E627)

yan2

suan1

ke4

lun2

te4

luo1
clenbuterol hydrochloride (diet pill that burns fat) / e.g. Spiropent

yan2

suan1

yan2
chloride / hydrochloride (chemistry)

huang2

yuan2

suan1

yan2
xanthate

suan1

yan2
sulfonate

bing3

an1

suan1
alanine (Ala), an amino acid

bing3

xi1

suan1

zhi3
acrylic ester

bing3

tong2

suan1
pyruvic acid CH3COCOOH

bing3

tong2

suan1

tuo1

qing1

mei2
pyruvate dehydrogenase

bing3

suan1

fu2

ti4

ka3

song1
fluticasone propionate

yi3

suan1

ji1
acetyl radical CH3COO-

yi3

suan1

gen1
acetyl radical CH3COO-

yi3

suan1

yan2
acetate CH3COO-

yi3

chun2

suan1
glycolic acid C2H4O3

er4

lu:4

yi4

san1

ju4

qing2

suan1

na4
sodium dichloroisocyanurate

er4

lu:4

ben3

an4

ben3

yi3

suan1

na4
diclofenac sodium (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce swelling and as pain-killer) / also called voltaren 扶他林

er4

jia3

ji1

shen1

suan1
dimethylarsenic acid (CH3)2AsO2H / cacodylic acid

er4

jia3

ji1

shen4

suan1
dimethylarsenic acid (CH3)2AsO2H / cacodylic acid

er4

liu2

ji1

bing3

huang2

suan1

na4
sodium dimercaptosulfanate

er4

liu2

ji1

hu3

po4

suan1

na4
sodium dimercaptosuccinate

er4

lin2

suan1

xian4

gan1
adenosine diphosphate (ADP)

ya4

shen1

suan1
arsenous acid

ya4

xiao1

suan1

yi4

wu4

zhi3
amyl nitrite

ya4

xiao1

suan1

na4
sodium nitrite

ya4

ma2

suan1
linolenic acid

liang4

an1

suan1
leucine (Leu), an essential amino acid

yi1

di4

suan1

er4

gu3
kelocyanor

xin4
使
shi3

he2

tang2

he2

suan1
messenger RNA, mRNA

bing1

cu4

suan1
glacial acetic acid

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