dao4 =
d + ao4

to (a place) / until (a time) / up to / to go / to arrive / (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Don Quixote has been waiting at the arrivals conveyor belt in Taos Pueblo's bathroom for way too long, but finally his new kitchen knife arrived. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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dao1 =
d + ao1

"knife" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18) / see also 立刀旁[li4 dao1 pang2] / see also 側刀旁|侧刀旁[ce4 dao1 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A kitchen knife. Don Quixote is showing off his special knifes in front of the Taos Pueblo. One is made from a dinosaur bone, and the other is made from a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - 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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zhi4 =
zh + Ø4

to arrive / most / to / until | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington finally got the package he was waiting for! He picks it up from the arrivals in the bathroom of the space station. In it is a flute, which he sticks into his nose. He blows his nose, and boy, does a lot of clay come out! He's glad to have a free nose again. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


I'll represent this characters by one of these conveyor belts from which you pick up your suitcase when you arrived at an airport. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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,
almost 3 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 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 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,
almost 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,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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HSK level: 2

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

d

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


yu4

dao4
to meet / to run into / to come across (HSK level 3)

chi2

dao4
to arrive late (HSK level 3)

dao4

chu4
everywhere (HSK level 4)

shou4

dao4
to receive / to suffer / obtained / given (HSK level 4)

dao4

di3
finally / in the end / when all is said and done / after all / to the end / to the last (HSK level 4)

dao4

da2
to reach / to arrive (HSK level 5)

zhou1

dao4
thoughtful / considerate / attentive / thorough / also pr. [zhou1 dao5] (HSK level 5)

da2

dao4
to reach / to achieve / to attain (HSK level 5)

qia4

dao4

hao3

chu4
it's just perfect / it's just right (HSK level 6)

gui1

gen1

dao4

di3
after all / in the final analysis / ultimately (HSK level 6)

bao4

dao4
to report for duty / to check in / to register (HSK level 6)

dao4

lai2
to arrive / arrival / advent

che1

dao4

shan1

qian2

bi4

you3

lu4
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night. / cf couplet 車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直

dao4

shou3
to take possession of / to get hold of

ma3

dao4

cheng2

gong1
to win instant success (idiom)

gan3

dao4
to hurry (to some place)

ting1

dao4
to hear

gan3

dao4
to feel / to sense / to have the feeling that / to think that / to move / to affect

dao4

ci3

wei2

zhi3
to stop at this point / to end here / to call it a day

dao4

jia1
perfect / excellent / brought to the utmost degree

dao4

huo4
(of packages or shipments) to arrive

ling3

dao4
to receive

zao1

dao4
to suffer / to meet with (sth unfortunate)

xiang3

dao4
to think of / to call to mind / to anticipate

lin2

dao4
to befall

qian1

dao4
to register / to sign in

zhi2

dao4
until

hui2

dao4
to return to

shou1

dao4
to receive

dao4

shi2
at that (future) time

du2

dao4
original

zuo4

dao4
to accomplish / to achieve

xiang3

bu5

dao4
unexpected / hard to imagine / it had not occurred to me / who could have thought that

lai2

dao4
to come / to arrive

liao4

dao4
to foresee / to anticipate

deng3

dao4
to wait until / by the time when (sth is ready etc)

sui2

jiao4

sui2

dao4
to be available at any time / to be on call

yi1

bu4

dao4

wei4
to settle a matter in one go

shui3

dao4

qu2

cheng2
lit. where water flows, a canal is formed (idiom) / fig. when conditions are right, success will follow naturally

suo3

dao4

zhi1

chu4
wherever one goes

Example sentences for

 
Will - towards - dragon palace - go - a trip
You shall go to the dragon palace
 
where - afraid - not be able to borrow - one - suitable - weapon
There is no need to be afraid to not be able to borrow a suitable weapon
 
Arrive - (le)
We've arrived
 
even - fitting - weapon - still - not be able to find - ?
Even a suitable weapon cannot be found?
 
I - will - towards - Jade Emperor - in front of - bring forward - you - a legal case
I will go to the Jade Emperor and sue you
 
everywhere - gold and jade in glorious splendor - everywhere - rare flowers
Everywhere is gold and jade in glorious splendor, all over are very rare flowers and herbs
 
your Majesty - Sun Wukong - present - already - announce - arrive
Your Majesty, I announce that Sun Wukong presently has already arrived.

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