cao2 =
c + ao2

surname Cao / Zhou Dynasty vassal state | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cao2 =
c + ao2

class or grade / generation / plaintiff and defendant (old) / government department (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a Chinese / white herring.

The King of Chu (c) called Cao Cao too often (曹) and now he's about to enter the Taos Pueblo (ao2). To pay him respect the King of Chu plays a flute (一) and the Chinese / white herring (曹) plays a harp (曲). They also record their performance with a microphone (曰). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year 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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yue1 =
yu + e1

to speak / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is selling flutes in front of the Erechtheion. She has a whole box of them, and she's advertising them by using a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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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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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qu1 =
qu + Ø1

surname Qu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

qu1 =
qu + Ø1

bent / crooked / wrong / yeast | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

qu3 =
qu + Ø3

tune / song / CL:支[zhi1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Cupid is playing a harp in the space station. He's sitting on a big wooden box, playing the harp and wielding a double axe at the same time. - 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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nian4 =
ni + an4

twenty, twentieth | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: double axe. Here's why: 20 -> XX -> "double-x" -> "double axe".

Nefertiti (ni) is rebuilding her kingdom in the bathroom of Anchor Inn (an4). She's shaping twenty (卄) dinosaur bones (丨) with a double axe (卄) and stacking them on top of one (一) flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 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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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.

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

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao2

Just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


yin1

cao2
hell / the inferno

cao2

cao1
Cao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕 / the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义

cao2

pi1
Cao Pi (187-226), second son of Cao Cao 曹操, king then emperor of Cao Wei 曹魏 from 220, ruled as Emperor Wen 魏文帝, also a noted calligrapher

cao2

gang1

chuan1
Cao Gangchuan (1935-), former artillery officer, senior PRC politician and army leader

cao2

can1
Cao Can (-190 BC), second chancellor of Han Dynasty, contributed to its founding by fighting on Liu Bang's 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] side during the Chu-Han Contention 楚漢戰爭|楚汉战争[Chu3 Han4 Zhan4 zheng1] / also pr. [Cao2 Shen1]

cao2

zhi2
Cao Zhi (192-232), son of Cao Cao 曹操, noted poet and calligrapher

cao2

chong1
Cao Chong (196-208), son of Cao Cao 曹操[Cao2 Cao1]

cao2

bai2

yu2
Chinese herring (Ilisha elongata) / white herring / slender shad

cao2

yu2
Cao Yu (1910-1997), PRC dramatist

cao2

xian4
Cao county in Heze 菏澤|菏泽[He2 ze2], Shandong

cao2

kun1
Cao Kun (1862-1938), one of the Northern Warlords

cao2

xue3

qin2
Cao Xueqin (c. 1715-c. 1764), accepted author of A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦[Hong2 lou2 Meng4]

cao2

jing4

hua2
Cao Jinghua (1897-1987), translator from Russian, professor of Beijing University and essayist

shi4

cao2
market / official in charge of small merchants

cao2

wei4
Cao Wei, the most powerful of the Three Kingdoms, established as a dynasty in 220 by Cao Pi 曹丕, son of Cao Cao, replaced by Jin dynasty in 265

san1

cao2
the Three Caos (Cao Cao 曹操 and his sons Cao Pi 曹丕 and Cao Zhi 曹植), who established the Wei or Cao Wei dynasty 曹魏, and were all three noted poets and calligraphers

bang3

fu4

shi4

cao2
to bind up and take to the market (idiom); to take a prisoner to the town center for execution

nie4

mu3

cao2

wa2
Božena Němcová (1820-1862), Czech writer

xiao1

gui1

cao2

sui2
lit. Xiao's 蕭何|萧何[Xiao1 He2] governance followed by Cao 曹參|曹参[Cao2 Can1] (idiom) / fig. to strictly adhere to the policies of the predecessor / to follow precedent

shuo1

cao2

cao1

cao2

cao1

jiu4

dao4
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear

fu4

yin1

cao2
to enter hell

shen1

zai4

cao2

ying2

xin1

zai4

han4
live in Cao camp but have the heart in Han camp (idiom.) / to be somewhere while longing to be somewhere else

jun1

cao2

yu2
cobia or black kingfish (Rachycentron canadum)

yin1

cao2

di4

fu3
netherworld / Kingdom of the Underworld / Hades

cao2

yu2

zhang1
Cao Yuzhang (1924-), modern writer and publisher, author of narrative history 上下五千年

cao2

bu4

xing1
Cao Buxing or Ts'ao Pu-hsing (active c. 210-250), famous semi-legendary painter, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six dynasties 六朝四大家

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