si1 =
s + Ø1

to think / to consider | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Socrates is feeling blue in front of the space station. He's thinking of burying his heart under a field. When he finishes, he realizes that he has created some kind of small planet, with his heart at the center. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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xin1 =
xi + (e)n1

heart / mind / intention / center / core / CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie (xi) uses a shovel (乚) to dig a hole in front of the Forbidden City ((e)n1). She wants to bury her heart (心). To the side are three petal leaves (丶)e, with which she wants to cover it afterwards. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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tian2 =
ti + an2

surname Tian | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tian2 =
ti + an2

field / farm / CL:片[pian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mother Teresa (ti) wants to plant a field of crosses (田) just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn (an2). She ordered a wooden box (囗) with crosses (十) inside and puts them up one by one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 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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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 2

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

s

Socrates. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


yi4

si5
idea / opinion / meaning / wish / desire / interest / fun / token of appreciation, affection etc / CL:個|个[ge4] / to give as a small token / to do sth as a gesture of goodwill etc (HSK level 2)

si1

xiang3
thought / thinking / idea / ideology / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

bu4

hao3

yi4

si5
to feel embarrassed / to find it embarrassing / to be sorry (for inconveniencing sb) (HSK level 5)

si1

kao3
to reflect on / to ponder over (HSK level 5)

chen2

si1
to contemplate / to ponder / contemplation / meditation (HSK level 6)

si1

suo3
to think deeply / to ponder (HSK level 6)

fan3

si1
to think back over sth / to review / to revisit / to rethink / reflection / reassessment (HSK level 6)

si1

wei2
(line of) thought / thinking (HSK level 6)

si1

nian4
to think of / to long for / to miss (HSK level 6)

bu4

ke3

si1

yi4
inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable / unfathomable (HSK level 6)

gou4

si1
to design / to plot / to plan out / to compose / to draw a mental sketch / conception / plan / idea / composition (HSK level 6)

si1

xu4
train of thought / emotional state / mood / feeling (HSK level 6)

xiao3

yi4

si5
small token / mere trifle (used of one's gifts)

shen1

si1

shu2

lu:4
mature reflection / after careful deliberations

zhui1

si1
memorial / recollection (of the deceased)

si1

ke1
Cisco Systems Company

bai3

si1

bu4

de2

qi2

jie3
see 百思不解[bai3 si1 bu4 jie3]

wa1

kong1

xin1

si5
to dig for thoughts (idiom); to search everything for an answer / to rack one's brains

si1

chao2
tide of thought / way of thinking characteristic of a historical period / Zeitgeist

si1

mu4
to cherish the memory of sb / to think of with respect

ji2

si1
广
guang3

yi4
collecting opinions is of wide benefit (idiom); to pool wisdom for mutual benefit / to profit from widespread suggestions

hao3

yi4

si5
to have the nerve / what a cheek! / to feel no shame / to overcome the shame / (is it) proper? (rhetorical question)

si1

qian2

xiang3

hou4
to consider past cause and future effect (idiom); to think over the past and future / to ponder over reasons and connection

jian4

yi4

si1

qian1
to change at once on seeing sth different (idiom); loving fads and novelty / never satisfied with what one has

fei3

yi2

suo3

si1
unimaginable / outrageous / freakish

xun2

si1
to consider / to ponder

le4

bu4

si1

shu3
indulge in pleasure and forget home and duty (idiom)

gu4

ming2

si1

yi4
as the name implies

si1

cun3
to ponder / to reckon / to turn sth over in one's mind

san1

si1

er2

hou4

xing2
think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance

shen1

si1
to ponder / to consider

xin1

si5
mind / thoughts / inclination / mood

you3

yi4

si5
interesting / meaningful / enjoyable / fun

cai2

si1
imaginative power / creativeness

xia2

si1
to fancy from afar / reverie / wild and fanciful thoughts

ku3

si1

ming2

xiang3
to consider from all angles (idiom); to think hard / to rack one's brains

ku3

si1
to think hard / bitter thoughts / to pour out one's sufferings

si1

chun1
same as 懷春|怀春[huai2 chun1]

si1

lu:4
to think sth through / to consider carefully

wen2

si1
the train of thought in writing

Example sentences for

 
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