dun4 =
du + (e)n4

to stop / to pause / to arrange / to lay out / to kowtow / to stamp (one's foot) / at once / classifier for meals, beatings, scoldings etc: time, bout, spell, meal | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Day in, day out Doggy Dog is picking up paper in the Forbidden City with a trident. Right now he's having a break in the Forbidden City's bathroom, his trident leaning to the wall, with a piece of paper sticking to the trident's middle dent (屯). It's very hot, so Doggy Dog takes one of the sheets of paper he picked up and fans himself some fresh air. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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tun2 =
tu + (e)n2

to station (soldiers) / to store up / village | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhun1 =
zhu + (e)n1

difficult / stingy | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a trident (屯).

George Giant Squid had a big fight with Neptune, and there's still a sharp and stingy trident sticking in his body. In front of the Forbidden City George tries to pull it out, but it is very difficult. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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𡳾
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𡳾

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𡳾
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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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, over 4 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, over 4 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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ye4 =
y + e4

page / leaf | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mnemonic symbol: a sheet of paper. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


It's just too hot in Greece for the crab, so it wants to return to the ocean. Inside of Erechtheion's bathroom, Maud Younger helps it to do so. The plan is to just flush it down the toilet. The toilet is operated with the help of wind power, but there's no wind today. Maud Younger makes short work, grabs to sheets of paper and waves them towards the wind wheel until it turns really quickly. Finally the crab can return home. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 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

A crab. In the Eiffel tower's bathroom, Neanderthal man and Beelzebub are fighting a crab with staplers, but because Neanderthal man can't handle a stapler he accidentally staples himself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

du

Doggy Dog - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

(e)n4

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


ting2

dun4
to halt / to break off / pause (in speech) (HSK level 6)

zheng3

dun4
to tidy up / to reorganize / to consolidate / to rectify (HSK level 6)

dun4

shi2
immediately / suddenly (HSK level 6)

ke4

lin2

dun4
Clinton (name) / Bill Clinton (1946-), US Democratic politician, President 1993-2001 / Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-), US Democratic politician

xiu1

si1

dun4
Houston

wen1

si1

dun4
Winston (name)

niu2

dun4
Newton (name) / Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British mathematician and physicist

wen1

bu4

er3

dun4
Wimbledon

yue1

han4

si1

dun4
Johnston, Johnson, Johnstone etc, name

hai3

dun4
Haydn (name) / Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Austrian classical composer

te4

lun2

dun4
Trenton, capital of New Jersey

cha2

er3

si1

dun4
Charleston

mao2

se4

dun4

kai1
murky darkness suddenly opens (idiom); a sudden flash of insight and all is clear

huo4

dun4
Hotton, Holden, Wharton, Houghton etc (name)

bo1

shi4

dun4
Boston, capital of Massachusetts

ma3

qi2

dun4
Macedonia

ke4

lai2

dun4
Clayton (name) / Crighton (name)

man4

ha1

dun4
Manhattan island / Manhattan borough of New York City

xi1

er3

dun4
Hilton (hotel chain)

dun4

he2
Don River

de2

lei4

si1

dun4
Dresden, capital of Saxony 薩克森州|萨克森州[Sa4 ke4 sen1 zhou1], Germany

meng2

ba1

dun4
Mountbatten (name, Anglicization of German Battenberg) / Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979), British commander in Southeast Asia during WWII, presided over the partition of India in 1947, murdered by the IRA.

lao2

dun4
fatigued / wearied (literary)

hui4

ling2

dun4
Wellington, capital of New Zealand

hua2

sheng4

dun4

zhou1
Washington, US State

han4

mi4

er3

dun4
Hamilton (name) / Hamilton, capital of Bermuda

chui2

xiong1

dun4

zu2
to beat one's chest and stamp one's feet (idiom)

kun4

dun4
fatigued / exhausted / poverty-stricken / in straitened circumstances

yi4

yang2

dun4

cuo4
see 頓挫抑揚|顿挫抑扬[dun4 cuo4 yi4 yang2]

wo4

dun4
Wharton (name)

bo2

er3

dun4
Bolton (name)

dun4

wu4
a flash of realization / the truth in a flash / a moment of enlightenment (usually Buddhist)

si1

tan3

dun4
Stanton (name)

ka3

er3

dun4
Carleton

ha1

mi3

ji2

duo1

dun4
Armageddon (in Revelation 16:16)

bu4

li3

qi2

dun4
Bridgetown, capital of Barbados

an1

dun4
to find a place for / to help settle down / to arrange for / undisturbed / peaceful

pu3

lin2

si1

dun4
Princeton, New Jersey

dao4

er3

dun4
Dalton (name) / John Dalton (1766-1844), British scientist who contributed to atomic theory

dai4

dun4
Dayton (city in Ohio)

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