bei1 =
b + ei1

to be burdened / to carry on the back or shoulder | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 背包, rucksack.

Beelzebub is on a trip to Paris together with the moon, which he carries in a rucksack. Beelzebub always follows his compass rose, but since it is affected by the moon's magnetic field, Beelzebub and the moon just circle the Eiffel tower. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


bei4 =
b + ei4

the back of a body or object / to turn one's back / to hide something from / to learn by heart / to recite from memory / unlucky (slang) / hard of hearing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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bei3 =
b + ei3

north / to be defeated (classical) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A compass rose. In the Eiffel tower, Beelzebub tries to build a compass. As a baseplate he uses a piece of wood, on which he sticks the north pike of a compass rose. On the south pike he balances a ladle, which is supposed to adjust itself to earth's magnetic field. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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qiang2 =
qi + ang2

"piece of wood" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 90), mirror image of 片[pian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Just as she entered the Angkor Wat, the Queen of Hearts craves for a popsicle. It seems like a miracle that just inside the entrance of the Angkor Wat she finds a crate full of popsicles, which she cracks open using a dinosaur bone. Unfortunately, all the popsicles are contaminated with pieces of wood. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 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,
over 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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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bing1 =
bi + (e)ng1

"ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15), occurring in 冰, 决, 次 / see also 兩點水|两点水[liang3 dian3 shui3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Brynhildr (bi) is eating a popsicle (冫) while sitting in front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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bi3 =
bi + Ø3

dagger / ladle / ancient type of spoon | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Brynhildr plays a game inside the space station using zero gravity: using a big ladle and a shovel as bats, she beats a banana back and forth. - 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
+
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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - 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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xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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HSK level: 5

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

b

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ei1

In front of the Eiffel Tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ei4

In the bathroom of the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


bei4

jing3
background / backdrop / context / CL:種|种[zhong3] (HSK level 5)

bei4

song4
to recite / to repeat from memory (HSK level 6)

wei2

bei4
to violate / to be contrary to (HSK level 6)

bei4

pan4
to betray (HSK level 6)

bei4

shu1
to repeat a lesson / to learn by heart / to endorse a check

bei4

qi4
abandon / desert / renounce

bei1

hei1

guo1
to be made a scapegoat / to be unjustly blamed

tuo2

bei4
hunchbacked / stooping / hunchback

mang2

ci4

zai4

bei4
feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom) / uneasy and nervous / to be on pins and needles

bei4

di4

li5
behind sb's back

bei4

nang2
backpack / knapsack / rucksack

chui2

bei4
to massage sb's back by pounding it lightly with one's fists

bei4

dao4

er2

chi2
to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to

shou3

bei4
back of the hand

ma3

bei4
horseback

bei4

xin4

qi4

yi4
breaking faith and abandoning right (idiom); to betray / treachery / perfidy

bei4

li2
to depart from / to deviate from / deviation

li2

xiang1

bei4

jing3
to live far from home (idiom) / away from one's native place / to leave for a foreign land

bei4

qi2
dorsal fin

bei1

bao1
knapsack / rucksack / infantry pack / field pack / blanket roll / CL:個|个[ge4]

bei4

ying3
rear view / figure seen from behind / view of the back (of a person or object)

hou4

bei4
the back (human anatomy) / the back part of sth

han4

liu2

jia1

bei4
to sweat profusely (idiom) / drenched in sweat

bei4

jing3

li2

xiang1
to leave one's native place, esp. against one's will (idiom)

ji3

bei4
back

dao1

bei4
back of the knife

bei1

dai4
braces / suspenders / sling (for a rifle) / straps (for a knapsack)

bei4

bu4
back (rear part of the torso) / back (the area of a vertebrate animal's body on either side of the backbone) / (anatomy) dorsum

bei4

mian4
the back / the reverse side / the wrong side

bei4

xin1
sleeveless garment (vest, waistcoat, singlet, tank top etc) / CL:件[jian4]

yi3

bei4
the back of a chair

bei4

hou4
behind / at the back / in the rear / behind sb's back

bei1

fu4
to bear / to carry on one's back / to shoulder

bei4

ji3
the back of the human body

bei4

kao4

bei4
back to back

bei4

shui3

yi1

zhan4
lit. fight with one's back to the river (idiom); fig. to fight to win or die

bei4

guang1
to be in a poor light / to do sth with one's back to the light / to stand in one's own light

si3

ji4

ying4

bei4
to learn by rote / to mechanically memorize

kao4

bei4

yi3
high-back chair

bei1

bao1

fu2
to have a weight on one's mind / to take on a mental burden

Example sentences for

 
you - behind someone's back - set about - stab in the back - injure
You are striking behind my back, hitting me with a stab in the back

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