you3 =
y + ou3

black / dark green | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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you4 =
y + ou4

young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a kindergarten.

Maud Younger (y) is taking care of a kindergarten (幼) in the Louvre's bathroom (ou4). To keep the young (幼) children busy she plays blackjack with them, each time dealing a card by pressing a power button (力). To make life not too hard for them, she is exclusively dealing aces (幺). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

power / force / strength / ability / strenuously | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a power button.

Li Qingzhao (li) just had a shower in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and wants to use the hair dryer, but there's no plug, just the bare end of the cable! She uses all her power to build an electricity plug, and for the two pins she uses a plough (㇆) and a banana (丿). Finally she hits a big power button (力) to turn the power on. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



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丿
xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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yao1 =
y + ao1

surname Yao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yao1 =
y + ao1

youngest / most junior / tiny / one (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers, esp. on telephone or in military) / one or ace on dice or dominoes / variant of 吆[yao1], to shout | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol from 幺点, ace: an ace card. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


Maud Younger is going to a poker tournament in the Taos Pueblo. Before she enters, she hides an ace in her fake nose in front of the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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hei1 =
h + ei1

abbr. for Heilongjiang province 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hei1 long2 jiang1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

hei1 =
h + ei1

black / dark / sinister / secret / shady / illegal / (loanword) to hack (computing) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a black board.

Hamlet received his order of aloe vera in front of the Eiffel tower. There he stands with his big wooden box full of aloe vera plants. On his blackboard he sketched his business model: He wants to plant the aloe vera with a lot of earth in front of the Eiffel tower, grill it and sell it to the Eiffel tower's visitors. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

alternative form of 小 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: ⺌ looks a bit like an aloe vera plant.

Marie Curie planted some small aloe veras in the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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xx5

component related to fire or, in case of animals, legs | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this "fire" component by a grill. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


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has no simplified variant.

is not part of the HSK.

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

y

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ou3

In the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


you3

hei1
dark / suntanned / dark black color

you3

an4
murk / murkiness

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