qie4 =
qi + e4

to cut / to carve / to engrave / to chisel / fig. to chisel away at | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts (qi) is about to finish building her golden harpoon (钅) in the Erechtheion's bathroom (e4). The last step is to engrave her name with an engraver (契). Unfortunately her engraver breaks as she is halfway through; she'll have to use her old chisel (锲) instead. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 3 months ago | add a painting



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qi4 =
qi + Ø4

to carve / carved words / to agree / a contract / a deed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a written deed.

The robot (大) and the Queen of Hearts (qi) reached an agreement in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Lacking a proper pen they sign their written deed (契) with an engraver (㓞). - Mnemonic by Matthias, 3 months ago | add a painting



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qia4 =
qi + a4

engrave / (interchangeable with 契) a written contract or agreement | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: engraver.

The Queen of Hearts (qi) is trapped in a golden cage (丰) in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). In case she is going to die there she engraves a message (㓞) into the bars of the cage who should get her beloved cleaver (刀). - Mnemonic by Matthias, 3 months ago | add a painting



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feng1 =
f + (e)ng1

luxuriant / buxom / variant of 豐|丰[feng1] / variant of 風|风[feng1] / appearance / charm | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

feng1 =
f + (e)ng1

surname Feng | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

feng1 =
f + (e)ng1

abundant / plentiful / fertile / plump / great | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a luxurious golden cage.

Frankenstein's Monster has been locked into a golden cage in front of Stonehenge. The golden cage is suspended from a dinosaur bone, which in turn is fixed to a coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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san1 =
s + an1

surname San | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

san1 =
s + an1

three / 3 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Cartesian coordinate system with three (三) axes.

Socrates (s-) is performing in front of Anchor Inn (-an1). He created an electrical flute by attaching a large capacitor (二) to the flute (一), so that he can get the attention of all the people. Moreover, he's balancing on a Cartesian coordinate system (三). Unfortunately, only three (三) people stop to watch the result. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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dao1 =
d + ao1

surname Dao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dao1 =
d + ao1

knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL:把[ba3] / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / (slang) dollar (loanword) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters: More like a cleaver, while 刂 is a kitchen knife. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


Don Quixote serves his good deed of the day in front of the Taos Pueblo. In order to feed the people, he uses a plough to dig up some bananas, and cuts them into slices with a broad cleaver type knife. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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丿
xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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


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jin1 =
ji + (e)n1

simplified left radical form of 金 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a golden harpoon.

Jeanne of Arc guards the Tiananmen Square against heretics with a golden harpoon. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


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HSK level: 6

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

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
e4

In the Erechtheion's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

Words with


qie4

er2

bu4

she3
to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth / to persevere / unflagging efforts (HSK level 6)

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