西

西
xi1 =
xi + Ø1

the West / abbr. for Spain 西班牙[Xi1 ban1 ya2] / Spanish | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 西

xi1 =
xi + Ø1

west | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 西

The wild west is largely recognized by the symbol of the cowboy hat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Marie Curie has gone crazy from the loneliness in space. In front of the space station, she sits inside of a large wooden box, wearing a cowboy hat and playing a 胡兀尔 fiddle, thinking that she's participating in a square dance in the wild west. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


西
=

+
wu4 =
w + Ø4

surname Wu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wu4 =
w + Ø4

cut off the feet / rising to a height / towering / bald | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: A 胡兀尔, a kind of Chinese fiddle with four strings, more commonly known as 四胡. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Sun Wukong is playing his 胡兀尔 in the space station's bathroom, but he's deliberatly playing very badly in order to annoy Willy Walrus. Willy Walrus is so annoyed that he threatens to cut off Sun Wukong's feet with a flute if he doesn't stop. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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


=

+
er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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,
almost 3 years ago


=
丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

西
=

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

Stroke order

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西 appears as component in

西 has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with 西


dong1
西
xi5
thing / stuff / person / CL:個|个[ge4],件[jian4] (HSK level 1)

dong1
西
xi1
east and west (HSK level 1)
西
xi1

gua1
watermelon / CL:顆|颗[ke1],粒[li4],個|个[ge5] (HSK level 2)
西
xi1

hong2

shi4
tomato / CL:隻|只[zhi1] (HSK level 4)

dong1

zhang1
西
xi1

wang4
to look in all directions (idiom) / to glance around (HSK level 6)

xin1

mo4
西
xi1

ge1

zhou1
New Mexico, US state

xin1

ze2
西
xi1

zhou1
New Jersey, US state

he1
西
xi1

bei3

feng1
lit. drink the northwest wind (idiom); cold and hungry

pan2

ni2
西
xi1

lin2
penicillin (loanword)

dong1

dao3
西
xi1

wai1
to lean unsteadily from side to side (idiom); to sway
西
xi1
西
xi1

li3

dao3
Sicily
西
xi1

ban1

ya2
Spain

qie4

er3
西
xi1
Chelsea

xin1
西
xi1

lan2
New Zealand
西
xi1

de2
West Germany / German Federal Republic 德意志聯邦共和國|德意志联邦共和国[De2 yi4 zhi4 Lian2 bang1 Gong4 he2 guo2]

mo4
西
xi1

ge1

cheng2
Mexico City, capital of Mexico

mo4
西
xi1

na2
Messina, Sicilian city

niu3
西
xi1

lan2
New Zealand (Tw)

xi1

yang2
西
xi1

xia4
the sun sets in the west (idiom)

pu3
西
xi1
psi (Greek letter Ψψ)

pa4
西
xi1
Parsi / Farsi / Persian
西
xi1

ban1

ya2

yu3
Spanish language

zhong1
西
xi1

bu4
midwest
西
xi1

ya4
Southwest Asia

na4
西
xi1
Nakhi (ethnic group)
西
xi1

bo2

li4

ya4
Siberia

lan2
西
xi1
Langxi county in Suihua 綏化|绥化, Heilongjiang
西
xi1

can1
Western-style food / CL:份[fen4],頓|顿[dun4]

an1
西
xi1
Anxi county, former name of Guazhou county 瓜州縣|瓜州县[Gua1 zhou1 xian4] in Jiuquan 酒泉[Jiu3 quan2], Gansu
西
xi1

mian4
west side / west
西
xi1

men2
surname Ximen

fa3

lan2
西
xi1
France

dong1

ben1
西
xi1

zou3
to run this way and that (idiom); to rush about busily / to bustle about / to hopscotch / also 東跑西顛|东跑西颠[dong1 pao3 xi1 dian1]
西
xi1

fu2

ji2

ni2

ya4

zhou1
West Virginia, US state

guan1
西
xi1
Kansai region, Japan / Guanxi or Kuanhsi town in Hsinchu County 新竹縣|新竹县[Xin1 zhu2 Xian4], northwest Taiwan
西
xi1

men2

zi3
Siemens (company name)

si1

ta3
西
xi1
Stacy (name)

dong1
西
xi1

fang1
east and west / east to west
西
xi1

zhuang1
suit / Western-style clothes / CL:套[tao4]
西
xi1

zang4
Tibet / Xizang or Tibetan autonomous region 西藏自治區|西藏自治区

Example sentences for 西

西  
you - is - what - think - dare - come - control - Sun - grandfather
Who do you think you are to come and scold me?
西  
so much - many - stuff - contrary to expectations - not - let - you - enjoy
So much stuff, and you still don't get to enjoy it

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