tou1 =
t + ou1

to steal / to pilfer / to snatch / thief / stealthily | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As of late Rosa Luxemburg (亻) is in a relationship with Tecumseh (t). Their relationship would be much easier if it weren't for Yu Xiulian (俞) constantly following them. At the moment they're standing in front of the Louvre (ou1) and Yu Xiulian is constantly complaining how Rosa stole (偷) her boyfriend. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
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, 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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yu2 =
yu + Ø2

surname Yu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yu2 =
yu + Ø2

yes (used by Emperor or ruler) / OK / to accede / to assent | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the heroine Yu Xiulian 俞秀莲.

Yu Xiulian (俞) is really mad at Aphrodite (yu) for stealing her pointed cap (亼) just inside the space station's entrance (Ø2). She is so mad that she wants to cut off Aphrodite's legs (刖) with a kitchen knife (刖), but she has to ask the moon (刖) first. As the moon gives his OK (俞), Aphrodite bursts out in tears and Yu Xiulian finally shows mercy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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ji2 =
ji + Ø2

variant of 集[ji2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a pointed cap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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+
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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=
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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+
xx5

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
yue4 =
yu + e4

to amputate one or both feet (punishment in Imperial China) / see also 五刑[wu3 xing2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
dao1 =
d + ao1

"knife" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18) / see also 立刀旁[li4 dao1 pang2] / see also 側刀旁|侧刀旁[ce4 dao1 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A kitchen knife. Don Quixote is showing off his special knifes in front of the Taos Pueblo. One is made from a dinosaur bone, and the other is made from a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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+
jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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+
yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
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

Stroke order

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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?)

t

Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ou1

In front of the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


xiao3

tou1
thief (HSK level 5)

tou1

lan3
to goof off / to be lazy

tou1

dao4
to steal

tou1

liang2

huan4

zhu4
lit. to steal a rafter and replace it with a column / to replace the original with a fake / to perpetrate a fraud (idiom)

tou1

du4
illegal immigration / to stowaway (on a ship) / to steal across the international border / to run a blockade

tou1

tou1
stealthily / secretly / covertly / furtively / on the sly

tou1

yun4
to smuggle

tou1

xian2
to snatch a moment of leisure / to take a break from work

tou1

xian2
to snatch a moment of leisure / to take a break from work / also written 偷閒|偷闲

tou1

an1
to shirk responsibility / thoughtless pleasure-seeking

tou1

qie4
to steal / to pilfer

tou1

qing2
to carry on a clandestine love affair

tou1

kan4
to peep / to peek / to steal a glance

tou1

sheng1
to live without purpose

tou1

ting1
to eavesdrop / to monitor (secretly)

tou1

kui1
to peep / to peek / to act as voyeur

tou1

lie4
to poach

tou1

tou1

mo1

mo1
surreptitious / sneaky

tou1

gong1

jian3

liao4
to skimp on the job and stint on materials (idiom) / jerry-building / sloppy work

tou1

du4

zhe3
smuggled illegal alien / stowaway

tou1

shui4
tax evasion

tou1

lie4

zhe3
poacher

tou1

xi2
to mount a sneak attack / to raid

tou1

pai1
to take a picture of a person without permission or without their knowledge

guan4

tou1
habitual thief

tou1

lou4
to evade (taxes)

tou1

duo4
to skive off work / to be lazy

tou1

gong1
to skimp on the job / to avoid work

tou1

chi1
to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful

tou1

qu3
to steal / to abstract / to appropriate

tou1

ji1

bu4

zhao2

shi2

ba3

mi3
see 偷雞不成蝕把米|偷鸡不成蚀把米[tou1 ji1 bu4 cheng2 shi2 ba3 mi3]

tou1

ji1

mo1

gou3
to imitate the dog and steal chicken (idiom); to dally with women / to have affairs

tou1

xiang1

qie4

yu4
lit. stolen scent, pilfered jade (idiom); philandering / secret illicit sex

tou1

qu4
to steal / to make off with / stolen

ren3

gou4

tou1

sheng1
to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)

ren3

ru3

tou1

sheng1
to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)

hou2

zi5

tou1

tao2
"monkey steals the peach" (martial arts), distracting an opponent with one hand and seizing his testicles with the other / (coll.) grabbing sb by the balls

gou3

qie3

tou1

an1
seeking only ease and comfort (idiom); making no attempt to improve oneself / taking things easily without attending to responsibilities

gou3

qie3

tou1

sheng1
to drift and live without purpose (idiom); to drag out an ignoble existence

tou1

xing1
to cheat on one's spouse / to have an affair

Example sentences for

 
he - not only - eat on the sly - peach of immortality
Not only he pilfered peaches of immortality
 
by - that - Sun Wukong - pilfer food - completely
Have one and all been eaten on the sly by that Sun Wukong
 
have the cheek to - at - heaven - top - steal - peach - steal - wine
You have the cheek to steal the divine peaches and liquors
 
also - eat on the sly - Laozi - 's - gold - pill
You also pilfered Laozi's golden pills

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