chi1 =
ch + Ø1

to eat / to consume / to eat at (a cafeteria etc) / to eradicate / to destroy / to absorb / to suffer | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin and the beggar are floating in front of the space station. Charlie Chaplin is very hungry and begs the beggar to hand over the beggar's mandarin. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


ji2 =
ji + Ø2

stammer | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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+
qi3 =
qi + Ø3

to beg | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The beggar gives the Queen of Hearts her key which he found. As a reward, she awards him a silver medal, pronouncing him second grade knight of the royal court. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



=
𠂉
+
𠂉
xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠂉

This one looks like a key. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



=
𠂉
+
yi3 =
y + Ø3

second of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / second in order / letter "B" or roman "II" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / second party (in legal contract, usually 乙方[yi3 fang1], as opposed to 甲方[jia3 fang1]) / ethyl / bent / winding / radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 5) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Who's second always gets a silver medal. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Maud Younger is proudly holding her silver medal in the camera. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


zhe2 =
zh + e2

turning stroke (in Chinese characters) / see also 折[zhe2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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
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
ji

Jeanne d'Arc - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø2

Just insite the space station's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


hao4

chi1
to be fond of eating / to be gluttonous (HSK level 2)

hao3

chi1
tasty / delicious (HSK level 2)

chi1

jing1
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed (HSK level 4)

xiao3

chi1
snack / refreshments / CL:家[jia1] (HSK level 5)

chi1

kui1
to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately (HSK level 5)

chi1

li4
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain (HSK level 6)

chi1

ku3
to bear / hardships (HSK level 6)

sheng3

chi1

jian3

yong4
to live frugally / to economize on food and clothing / to scrimp and save

chi1

de5

kai1
to be popular / to be getting on well / much in demand

chi1

jin3
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important

chi1

guan1

si1
to face legal action / to get sued

chi1

su4
to be a vegetarian

chi1

shui3
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)

nan2

chi1
unpalatable

chi1

ku3

nai4

lao2
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)

gou3

chi1

shi3
to fall flat on one's face (vulgar)

chi1

bu5

xiao1
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage

chi1

yao4
to take medicine

tan1

chi1
gluttonous / voracious

zi4

tao3

ku3

chi1
to ask for trouble (idiom) / to make a rod for one's own back

chi1

xian2

fan4
to live as a parasite / doing nothing to earn one's keep

chi1

bu5

kai1
be unpopular / won't work

da4

chi1

yi1

jing1
to have a surprise (idiom); shocked or startled / gobsmacked

bai2

chi1
to eat without paying / to eat for free

chi1

cu4
to feel jealous

kou3

chi1
to stammer / to stutter / also pr. [kou3 ji2]

chi1

fan4
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living

chi1

xiang1
very popular

chi1

he1
food and drink / diet

xiao3

chi1

dian4
snack bar / lunch room / CL:家[jia1]

da4

chi1

da4

he1
to eat and drink as much as one likes / to make a pig of oneself

chi1

ku3

tou5
to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers

chi1

fa3
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked

chi1

de5

xiao1
to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc) / to be able to afford

chi1

he1

wan2

le4
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure

chi1

ya3

ba5

kui1
to be forced to suffer in silence / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering

chi1

he1

piao2

du3
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation

chi1

bu5

zhu4
to be unable to bear or support

chi1

wei4
to be jealous / to envy

chi1

li4

bu4

tao3

hao3
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding

Example sentences for

 
Otherwise - just - eat - my, old Sun - this - one - fist
Or else taste my fist
 
first - eat - my - spear
First eat my spear
 
person - if - eat - (le) - can - immortal
Whoever eats it is able to live forever
 
what - eat - one - peach - can - become immortal
What? After eating one peach you will live forever?
 
person - if - eat - (le) - can - immediately - become a god
Whoever eats it becomes a god immediately
 
now - very - cannot - eat
At the moment there is no way you can eat them
 
so - at - what time - eat
So when can I eat them?

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