kao4 =
k + ao4

to lean against or on / to stand by the side of / to come near to / to depend on / to trust / to fuck (vulgar) / traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Karl Marx changed the Taos Pueblo's bathroom into a photo laboratory and is experimenting with a long negative. He wants to develop it into a movie, so he set up a LED display leaning against the wall and put the negative on top of it. As his messages run across the LED display he hopes that the negative will develop into a video, broadcasting his messages of revolution to the whole world: if you want to save the people, rely on the worker's party! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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gao4 =
g + ao4

to tell / to inform / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Guy Fawkes is informing the golden calf that it is not allowed to eat mandarins any more in the Taos Pueblo's bathroom by pointing at a big LED screen stating so. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: one of these LED panels with public announcements which scroll horizontally over the panel. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

Wikipedia redirects to 牛, but the strokes are not completely the same, as the stroke order. Anyway I'm going to represent this character by a small cow: a golden calf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
+
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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

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


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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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fei1 =
f + ei1

abbr. for 非洲[Fei1 zhou1], Africa | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

fei1 =
f + ei1

to not be / not / wrong / incorrect / non- / un- / in- / to reproach or blame / (colloquial) to insist on / simply must | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a negative film (photography) - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


Frankenstein's monster made an effort to photograph the Eiffel tower, but now his negative is a big mess. In front of the tower her set up a camera on a Cartesian coordinate system as a tripod, and he attached a banana and a dinosaur bone to the camera so that he can finely tune the angles. All was for naught as he now holds the messed up negative in his hands. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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丿
+
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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

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


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丿
+
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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Words with


ke3

kao4
reliable (HSK level 5)

yi1

kao4
to rely on sth (for support etc) / to depend on (HSK level 6)

kao4

long3
to draw close to (HSK level 6)

kao4

shan1
patron / supporter / close to a mountain

tou2

kao4
to rely on help from sb

ting2

kao4
to call at / to stop at / berth

kao4

bu5

zhu4
unreliable

kao4

an4
(of a boat) to reach the shore / to pull toward shore / close to shore / landfall

kao4

de5

zhu4
reliable / trustworthy

yi3

kao4
to lean on / to rest against / to rely on / support / backing / back of a chair

wu2

yi1

wu2

kao4
no one to rely on (idiom); on one's own / orphaned / left to one's own devices

kao4

bian1
to keep to the side / to pull over / move aside!

lao2

kao4
firm and solid / robust / reliable

kao4

jin4
near / to approach

ke3

kao4

xing4
reliability

bei4

kao4

bei4
back to back

kao4

bei4

yi3
high-back chair

xie2

kao4
to recline

lao2

kao4

tuo3

dang4
reliable / solid and dependable

liu4

qin1

wu2

kao4
orphaned of all one's immediate relatives (idiom); no one to rely on / left to one's own devices

bu4

ke3

kao4
unreliable

jin3

kao4
to be close to / to lean closely against

wo3

kao4
bosh! / crap! / see also 哇靠[wa1 kao4]

ting2

kao4

zhan4
bus or tram stop / intermediate stop (on route of ship, plane etc) / port of call / stop-over

kao4

shan1

chi1

shan1

,

kao4

shui3

chi1

shui3
lit. the mountain dweller lives off the mountain, the shore dweller lives off the sea (idiom) / fig. to make the best use of local resources / to exploit one's position to advance oneself / to find one's niche / to live off the land

kao4

chuang1
by the window (referring to seats on a plane etc)

kao4

chuang1

zuo4

wei4
window seat

kao4

pu3
reliable / reasonable / probable

kao4

zou3

lang2
next to the aisle / aisle (seat on aircraft)

kao4

zou3

dao4
on the aisle (referring to seats on a plane etc)

ting2

kao4

gang3
port of call

ping2

kao4
to use / to rely on / by means of

zai4

jia1

kao4

fu4

mu3

,

chu1

men2

kao4

peng2

you5
one depends on one's parents when at home, and on one's friends when away from home (idiom)

zai4

jia1

kao4

fu4

mu3

,

chu1

wai4

kao4

peng2

you5
one depends on one's parents when at home, and on one's friends when away from home (idiom)

wa1

kao4
(lit.) I cry! / Oh, bosh! / Shoot! / (Taiwanese 我哭, POJ pr. [goá khàu])

wu2

yi3

wu2

kao4
variant of 無依無靠|无依无靠[wu2 yi1 wu2 kao4]

xin4

kao4
trust

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