kong1 =
ku + (e)ng1

empty / air / sky / in vain | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: an air conditioner - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


In front of Stonehenge, Karl Koala found some very special cave paintings. Using steel beams he constructs a protective cover. He also installs air conditioning to make the best environment possible to preserve the cave paintings. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


kong4 =
ku + (e)ng4

to empty / vacant / unoccupied / space / leisure / free time | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 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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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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xue2 =
xu + e2

cave / cavity / hole / acupuncture point / Taiwan pr. [xue4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Hermes presents his newest piece of art: Cave paintings painted on a gigantic eight-ball. Somehow he managed to set it up inside the Erechtheions entrance. For his great artistic achievement, he gained a honorary doctor, and proudly wears his hard earned graduation cap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - 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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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,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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HSK level: 3

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

ku

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

(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


kong1

tiao2
air conditioning / air conditioner (including units that have a heating mode) / CL:臺|台[tai2] (HSK level 3)

tian2

kong4
to fill a job vacancy / to fill in a blank (e.g. on questionnaire or exam paper) (HSK level 4)

kong1

qi4
air / atmosphere (HSK level 4)

tian1

kong1
sky (HSK level 5)

kong1

jian1
space / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

kong4

xian2
idle / free time / leisure / unused (place) (HSK level 5)

tai4

kong1
outer space (HSK level 6)

hang2

kong1
aviation (HSK level 6)

kong1

xiang3
daydream / fantasy / to fantasize (HSK level 6)

kong4

xi4
crack / gap between two objects / gap in time between two events (HSK level 6)

kong4

bai2
blank space (HSK level 6)

kong1

xu1
hollow / emptiness / meaningless (HSK level 6)

kong1

qian2

jue2

hou4
unprecedented and never to be duplicated / the first and the last / unmatched / unique (HSK level 6)

chou1

kong4
to find the time to do sth (HSK level 6)

kong1

dong4
cavity / empty / vacuous (HSK level 6)

ling2

kong1
be high up in the sky

mu4

kong1

yi1

qie4
the eye can see nothing worthwhile all around (idiom); arrogant / condescending / supercilious

sheng1

kong1
to rise to the sky / to lift off / to levitate / lift-off

you3

kong4
to have time (to do sth)

kong1

wei4
empty place / room (for sb)

hai3

lu4

kong4
sea land air (transport, or military operations)

kong1

jiang4

bing1
paratroopers

kong1

qian2
unprecedented

kong1

zhong1
in the sky / in the air

zhen1

kong1
vacuum

ren2

qu4

lou2

kong1
the people are gone and the place is empty (idiom) / the sight of a deserted place brings old friends to mind / the place is deserted / the birds have flown

xu1

kong1
void / hollow / empty

wa1

kong1

xin1

si5
to dig for thoughts (idiom); to search everything for an answer / to rack one's brains

xuan2

kong1
midair

kong1

jian1

zhan4
space station

hang2

kong1

ju2
aviation agency

kong1

kuang4
spacious and empty / void

tai4

kong1

ren2
astronaut

qing2

kong1

wan4

li3
a clear and boundless sky

chang2

kong1
(literary) the vast sky / (finance) eventual downturn / poor prospects in the long term

luo4

kong1
to fail / to fall through / to come to nothing

luo4

kong4
to omit / to neglect

lao4

kong1
to fail to achieve something / to be fruitless

kong1

yun4
air transport

fang2

kong1
anti-aircraft defense

Example sentences for

 
your majesty - today - there is - devil - monkey - Sun Wukong
Your Majesty, today there was the monkey devil Sun Wukong
 
your Majesty - Sun Wukong - present - already - announce - arrive
Your Majesty, I announce that Sun Wukong presently has already arrived.
 
That - Sun Wukong - is - lower realm - Daoist immortal - not - understand - imperial court - etiquette
That Sun Wukong is a Daoist immortal of the lower realms. He doesn't understand the etiquette of the imperial court
 
bestow a title - Sun Wukong - as - assist - horse - revise
I bestow Sun Wukong the title of the Keeper
 
give - him - a - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - 's - empty name
Give him the empty title of "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"
 
that - Sun Wukong - good - born - irrational
That Sun Wukong is so evil
 
by - that - Sun Wukong - pilfer food - completely
Have one and all been eaten on the sly by that Sun Wukong

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