zhi2 =
zh + Ø2

surname Zhi / Zhi (c. 2000 BC), fifth of the legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhi2 =
zh + Ø2

straight / to straighten / fair and reasonable / frank / straightforward / (indicates continuing motion or action) / vertical / vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington decided to go straight edge just inside the space station, and he also decided that this means he won't listen to music anymore. The Eye of Providence promptly plays some music on its flute to tease him, whereupon George defends himself by holding up a cross. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: someone straight edge. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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,
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, 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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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - 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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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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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+

+
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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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

zh

George Washington - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago
Ø2

Just insite the space station's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


yi1

zhi2
straight (in a straight line) / continuously / always / from the beginning of ... up to ... / all along (HSK level 3)

zhi2

jie1
direct / opposite: indirect 間接|间接 / immediate / directly / straightforward (HSK level 4)

jian3

zhi2
simply / at all / practically (HSK level 5)

zhi2

bo1
live broadcast (not recorded) / direct Internet broadcasting / (agriculture) direct seeding (HSK level 6)

chui2

zhi2
perpendicular / vertical (HSK level 6)

li3

zhi2

qi4

zhuang4
in the right and self-confident (idiom); bold and confident with justice on one's side / to have the courage of one's convictions / just and forceful (HSK level 6)

zhi2

sheng1

ji1
helicopter / CL:架[jia4]

jing4

zhi2
directly

zhi2

xiao1
to sell directly / direct sale (by a factory) / direct marketing

zhao4

zhi2
directly / straight / straight ahead / straightforward

dan1

dao1

zhi2

ru4
to get straight to the point (idiom)

zhi2

jue2
intuition

zhi2

jie2

liao3

dang4
direct and plain speaking (idiom); blunt / straightforward

zhi2

lai2

zhi2

qu4
there and back without delay

zhi2

chi3
straight ruler

fu2

yao2

zhi2

shang4
to skyrocket / to get quick promotion in one's career

zhi2

da2
to go nonstop to / through (as in "through train") / nonstop

yong3

wang3

zhi2

qian2
to advance bravely

zhi2

jing4
diameter

xin1

zhi2

kou3

kuai4
frank and outspoken (idiom) / straight speaking / to say what one thinks

bi3

zhi2
perfectly straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright

zhi2

hang2
direct flight / to fly directly

fen4

qi3

zhi2

zhui1
to catch up vigorously / to set off in hot pursuit

shi4

fei1

qu1

zhi2
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons

zhi2

dao4
until

zhi2

shuai4
candid / frank

qing1

yun2

zhi2

shang4
rising straight up in a clear sky (idiom); rapid promotion to a high post / meteoric career

zhi2

liu2

dian4
direct current

yi1

wang3

zhi2

qian2
see 一往無前|一往无前[yi1 wang3 wu2 qian2]

zhi2

chang2
rectum (anatomy)

zhi2

li4
erect / upright

zhi2

tong1
to lead directly to

zhi2

bai2
frank / open / blunt

heng2

chong1

zhi2

zhuang4
lit. bashing sideways and colliding straight on (idiom); to push through shoving and bumping / to barge / to charge around violently

zheng4

zhi2
upright / upstanding / honest

zhi2

yi4
direct meaning / literal translation

zhi2

xi4

qin1

shu3
next of kin / immediate dependant

zhi2

hua4
straight talk / straightforward words

ji2

zhuan3

zhi2

xia4
to develop rapidly after abrupt turn (idiom); dramatic change

zhi2

bu4

luo2

tuo2
Gibraltar

Example sentences for

 
This - waterfall - under - (leads) directly (to) - eastern sea - dragon palace
Under the waterfall there is a direct connection to the dragon palace of the eastern sea
 
That - simply - precisely - can't - compare
There is simply nothing that can be compared to it
 
this - simply - outrageous
This is simply outrageous
 
this - simply - is - rebel - (le)
This simply is a revolution

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