yan2 =
y + an2

surname Yan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan2 =
y + an2

color / face / countenance | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yan4 =
y + an4

accomplished / elegant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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chan3 =
ch + an3

to give birth / to reproduce / to produce / product / resource / estate / property | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: an assembly belt. Can you see the vase soon falling off the assembly belt?

In Anchor Inn, Charlie Chaplin is setting up his assembly line. At the one end there is a supply of vases. In the middle of the assembly line, a chocolate factory fills chocolate into the vases. At the other end, the little vases with the chocolate are dumped into a large vase. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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chang3 =
ch + ang3

factory / yard / depot / workhouse / works / (industrial) plant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a chocolate factory! Charlie Chaplin (ch) is overjoyed to see that in the Songgwangsa (ang3), a small chocolate factory (厂) is for sale. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago

han3 =
h + an3

"cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27), occurring in 原, 历, 压 etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

to stand / to set up / to establish / to lay down / to draw up / at once / immediately | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qing Zhao hides some weed in a vase in the space station's bathroom. To get the weed there, she transports it under her beret. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - 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,
over 3 years ago


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shan1 =
sh + an1

hair | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a fake Santa Clause beard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


In front of Anchor Inn Sherlock Holmes wants to eat a banana, but he can't because of his fake Santa Clause beard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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ye4 =
y + e4

page / leaf | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel (phonetic "myeon"), an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a wind wheel. Well, almost. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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bei4 =
b + ei4

surname Bei | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bei4 =
b + ei4

cowrie / shellfish / currency (archaic) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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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, 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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 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,
over 3 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


yan2

se4
color / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

yan2

mian4
face / prestige

xi3

xiao4

yan2

kai1
face covered in smiles (idiom); beaming with happiness

hong2

yan2
a beautiful woman / young beauties / youths / rosy cheeks

he2

yan2

yue4

se4
amiable manner / pleasant countenance

xiao4

zhu2

yan2

kai1
smile spread across the face (idiom); beaming with pleasure / all smiles / joy written across one's face

rong2

yan2
mien / complexion

wu3

yan2

liu4

se4
multi-colored / every color under the sun

yan2

liao4
paint / dye / pigment

han4

yan2
to blush with shame (literary)

su4

yan2
a face without makeup

yang3

yan2
to nourish one's skin / to maintain a youthful appearance

po4

yan2
break into a smile / to open (of flowers)

hong2

yan2

zhi1

ji3
close female friend / confidante

hong2

yan2

huo4

shui3
femme fatale

hong2

yan2

bo2

ming4
beautiful women suffer unhappy fates (idiom)

chun2

su4

yan2
see 素顏|素颜[su4 yan2]

gei3

ni3

dian3

yan2

se4

kan4

kan5
(I'll) teach you a lesson / put you in your place

lan2

yan2

zhi1

ji3
close male friend / confidant

kai1

xin1

yan2
to rejoice / smiling

kai1

yan2
to smile / to beam

mian4

yan2
face

yan2

hou4
brazen

yan2

hou4

you3

niu3

ni2
even the most brazen person will sometimes feel shame (idiom)

yan2

hui2
Yan Hui (521-481 BC), disciple of Confucius, also known as Yan Yuan 顏淵|颜渊[Yan2 Yuan1]

yan2

she4
to ejaculate onto sb's face

yan2

yuan1
Yan Yuan (521-481 BC), disciple of Confucius 孔夫子[Kong3 fu1 zi3], also known as 顏回|颜回[Yan2 Hui2]

yan2

zhen1

qing1
Yan Zhenqing (709-785), a leading calligrapher of the Tang Dynasty

yan2

ti3
Yan Style (in Chinese calligraphy)

yan2

mian4

sao3

di4
lit. for one's face to reach rock bottom / to be thoroughly discredited (idiom)

ba4

yan2
Bayan (name) / Bayan of the Baarin (1236-1295), Mongol Yuan general under Khubilai Khan, victorious over the Southern Song 1235-1239 / Bayan of the Merkid (-1340), Yuan dynasty general and politician

hou4

yan2
shameless

hou4

yan2

wu2

chi3
shameless

ge4

zhong3

yan2

se4
multicolored / a variety of colors

nu2

yan2

bi4

xi1
servile and bending the knee (idiom); fawning / bending and scraping to curry favor

rong2

yan2

shi1

se4
of pale or colorless complexion (idiom)

ba1

yan2

ka1

la1
Bayankala mountain range in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, watershed of 黄河 Huang He river

yi2

yan2

yue4

se4
happy countenance

ci2

yan2
one's mother's loving face

zheng4

yan2

li4

se4
solemn in countenance (idiom); strict and unsmiling

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