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

Han Yanzhi (彦) is mad at Maud Younger (y) for messing up his plants, so he wants to teach her a lesson (给点颜色看看). In the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2) he sticks flypaper (页) of all colors (颜) on Maud's body to make sure that she never comes back. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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yan4 =
y + an4

accomplished / elegant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 韩彦直 han2 yan4zhi2, a song dynasty botanist.

Maud Younger (y) put on a fake Santa Claus beard (彡) to go and see Han Yanzhi (彦) work in Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4). Han Yanzhi is preparing his beautiful and accomplished (彦) plants on an assembly belt (产). As Maud comes close to the assembly belt her fake beard is caught by a cogwheel, making the assembly belt shake wildly and throwing off all the plants. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - 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, 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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shan1 =
sh + an1

hair | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a fake Santa Clause beard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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, over 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, 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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ye4 =
y + e4

page / leaf | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mnemonic symbol: a sheet of paper. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 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, over 2 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, about 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, almost 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, 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
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 2

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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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