cha1 =
ch + a1

difference / discrepancy / to differ / error / to err / to make a mistake | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chapling is juggling steel beams in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse. A sheep is making an error bar graph representing Charlie's number of tries to juggle as long as possible without letting the beams fall down. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


cha4 =
ch + a4

to differ from / to fall short of / lacking / wrong / inferior | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

chai1 =
ch + ai1

to send / to commission / messenger / mission | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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

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

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yang2 =
y + ang2

surname Yang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yang2 =
y + ang2

sheep / goat / CL:頭|头[tou2],隻|只[zhi1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is looking for gender equality just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa—and a dowsing rod is her tool of choice. A sheep sees this and imitates her, using a Cartesian coordinate system as a dowsing rod substitute. - 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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ya1 =
y + a1

fork / branch / bifurcation / girl | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is playing a game with a girl in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse. Blindfolded, Maud Younger is supposed to find the girl with a dowsing rod. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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


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san1 =
s + an1

surname San | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

san1 =
s + an1

three / 3 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Cartesian coordinate system with three (三) axes.

Socrates (s-) is performing in front of Anchor Inn (-an1). He created an electrical flute by attaching a large capacitor (二) to the flute (一), so that he can get the attention of all the people. Moreover, he's balancing on a Cartesian coordinate system (三). Unfortunately, only three (三) people stop to watch the result. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 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,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

ch

Charlie Chaplin - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
a1

In front of the Adziogol Lighthouse - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
a4

In the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ai1

"ai1" is in front of the palace. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


cha4

bu5

duo1
almost / nearly / more or less / about the same / good enough / not bad (HSK level 4)

chu1

chai1
to go on an official or business trip (HSK level 4)

cha1

bie2
difference / distinction / diversity / disparity (HSK level 5)

shi2

cha1
time difference / time lag / jet lag (HSK level 6)

xiang1

cha4
to differ / discrepancy between (HSK level 6)

pian1

cha1
bias / deviation (HSK level 6)

wu4

cha1
difference / error / inaccuracy (HSK level 6)

cha1

ju4
disparity / gap (HSK level 6)

cha1

yi4
difference / discrepancy

cha4

bu4

li2
not much different / similar / ordinary / nearly

luo4

cha1
drop in elevation / gap / disparity

chai1

qian3
to send (on errand)

yin1

cha1

yang2

cuo4
an accident arising from many causes (idiom); a freak combination of factors

cha1

jia4
difference in price

fan3

cha1
contrast / discrepancy

chai1

yi4
forced labor of feudal tenant (corvée) / bailiff of feudal yamen

yi1

nian4

zhi1

cha1
momentary slip / false step / ill-considered action

cha4

jin4
bad / no good / below average / disappointing

gong1

cha1
tolerance (allowed error) / common difference (of an arithmetic series)

cen1

ci1
uneven / jagged / snaggletooth / ragged / serrated

ge2

san1

cha4

wu3
every now and then (idiom)

cen1

ci1

bu4

qi2
unevenly matched (idiom); scraggly / jagged

cha1

qiang2

ren2

yi4
(idiom) just passable / barely satisfactory

cha4

yi1

dian3

r5
erhua variant of 差一點|差一点[cha4 yi1 dian3]

xin4

chai1
messenger

cha4

yi1

dian3
see 差點|差点[cha4 dian3]

ku3

chai1
hard and unprofitable (job) / poorly paid drudgery / arduous and unrewarding (undertaking)

cha4

dian3
almost / nearly

chai1
使
shi5
official post / billet / commission / CL:件[jian4] / see also 差事[chai1 shi5]

chai1
使
shi3
to send / to assign / to appoint / servants of an official / official messenger

kai1

xiao3

chai1
to be absent-minded / to desert / to abscond from the army / absent without leave (AWOL)

qian1

cha1

wan4

bie2
manifold diversity

guan1

chai1
official business / government workmen / odd-job men

wen1

cha1
difference in temperature

gui3
使
shi3

shen2

chai1
demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence

cha1

cuo4
mistake / slip-up / fault / error (in data transmission) / accident / mishap

cha4

shi4
poor / not up to standard

chai1

shi5
errand / assignment / job / commission / CL:件[jian4] / see also 差使[chai1 shi5]

cha4

dian3

r5
erhua variant of 差點|差点[cha4 dian3]

you2

chai1
(old) postman

Example sentences for

 
I - am - Jade Emperor - 's - imperial envoy
I'm the Jade Emperor's imperial envoy
 
In that case - very - just - difference - very far
It doesn't even come close

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