qian2 =
qi + an2

front / forward / ahead / first / top (followed by a number) / future / ago / before / BC (e.g. 前293年) / former / formerly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a front panel. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 8 months ago | add a painting


The Queen of Hearts is smoking some weed just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn. She's so high that she thinks the lamp in front of her is the moon which wants to stab her with a kitchen knife. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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


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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, almost 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, 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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


qian2

mian4
ahead / in front / preceding / above (HSK level 1)

yi3

qian2
before / formerly / previous / ago (HSK level 3)

ti2

qian2
to shift to an earlier date / to do sth ahead of time / in advance (HSK level 4)

qian2

tu2
prospects / future outlook / journey (HSK level 5)

cong2

qian2
previously / formerly / once upon a time (HSK level 5)

mu4

qian2
at the present time / currently (HSK level 5)

gen1

qian2
in front of / close to / nearby / the time just before (HSK level 6)

gen1

qian5
living with sb / nearby (HSK level 6)

jin3

xiu4

qian2

cheng2
bright future / bright prospects (HSK level 6)

qian2

ti2
premise / precondition / prerequisite (HSK level 6)

xian1

qian2
before / previously (HSK level 6)

kong1

qian2

jue2

hou4
unprecedented and never to be duplicated / the first and the last / unmatched / unique (HSK level 6)

dang1

qian2
current / today's / modern / present / to be facing (us) (HSK level 6)

qian2

jing3
foreground / vista / (future) prospects / perspective (HSK level 6)

qian2

bei4
senior / older generation / precursor

che1

dao4

shan1

qian2

bi4

you3

lu4
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night. / cf couplet 車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直

qian2

zhan1

xing4
farsightedness / perspicacity / prescience / forward-looking

qian2

li4
precedent

qian2

yin1

hou4

guo3
cause and effects (idiom); entire process of development

yan3

qian2
before one's eyes / now / at present

qian2

wang3
to leave for / to proceed towards / to go

gong1

yuan2

qian2
BCE (before the Common Era) / BC (before Christ)

hua1

qian2

yue4

xia4
in flowers by moonlight (idiom); fig. courtship / honeymoon

qian2

sheng1
pre-existence

kong1

qian2
unprecedented

shi3

wu2

qian2

li4
unprecedented in history

shi4

qian2
in advance / before the event

tong4

gai3

qian2

fei1
completely correcting one's former misdeeds (idiom); to repent past mistakes and turn over a new leaf / a reformed character

wei4

suo1

bu4

qian2
to shrink back in fear (idiom); too cowardly to advance

qian2

ting2
front courtyard / vestibule

qian2

tou5
in front / at the head / ahead / above

qian2

wei4
advanced guard / vanguard / avant-garde / forward (soccer position)

shi3

qian2
prehistory

qian2

xian2
former hatred / bygone enmity

qian2

feng1
vanguard / front line / a forward (sports)

tai2

qian2
Taiqian county in Puyang 濮陽|濮阳[Pu2 yang2], Henan / front of the stage

yong3

wang3

zhi2

qian2
to advance bravely

da4

qian2

tian1
three days ago

qian2

suo3

wei4

wen2
unheard-of / unprecedented

qian2

pu1

hou4

ji4
one falls, the next follows (idiom); stepping into the breach to replace fallen comrades / advancing wave upon wave

Example sentences for

 
Quickly - take along - me - forward - go
Take me along, presto
 
I - will - towards - Jade Emperor - in front of - bring forward - you - a legal case
I will go to the Jade Emperor and sue you
 
He - is - five - hundred years - before - achieve the Dao - monkey - spirit
Five hundred years ago this monkey spirit achieved the Dao
 
general Na Lu Tian - forward - go - subdue - devil - monkey
General Na Lu Tian, go forward and force the monkey devil to capitulate
 
king - order - take along - old fellow - forward - go
The king ordered to bring the old fellow forward
 
if - really - well - I - as soon as - take along - you - forward - go
If you train really well, I will take you along
 
Please - wait a moment - about to - I - forward - go - talk to the king
Please wait a moment. I will go and announce your arrival

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