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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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zhi4 =
zh + Ø4

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

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, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


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, over 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,
over 2 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 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 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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