chu1 =
chu + Ø1

at first / (at the) beginning / first / junior / basic | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Back in the days when Chantal Chicken first arrived at the space station as the first junior scientist, she tried really hard to make a good first impression and put on a royal ermine coat. Just to be save she hid a cleaver behind her back just in case she wouldn't be received well. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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dao1 =
d + ao1

surname Dao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dao1 =
d + ao1

knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL:把[ba3] / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / (slang) dollar (loanword) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters: More like a cleaver, while 刂 is a kitchen knife. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Don Quixote serves his good deed of the day in front of the Taos Pueblo. In order to feed the people, he uses a plough to dig up some bananas, and cuts them into slices with a broad cleaver type knife. - 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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

clothes radical; left radical form of 衣 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a royal ermine coat.

Maud Younger used to wear a monk's cowl when leaving the space station, but when she got a royal ermine coat she gladly threw the monk's cowl out. Nowadays she uses to wave a petal leaf matching her new coat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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丿
xx5

character component (cult) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A cult: I'll represent this with a monk's cowl in other pictures. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

chu

Chantal Chicken - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


zui4

chu1
first / primary / initial (HSK level 5)

chu1

ji2
junior / primary (HSK level 5)

dang1

chu1
at that time / originally (HSK level 6)

qi3

chu1
originally / at first / at the outset (HSK level 6)

chu1

bu4
initial / preliminary / tentative (HSK level 6)

chu1

qi1
initial stage / beginning period

chu1

zhong1
original intention or aspiration

chu1

san1
third year in junior middle school

yue4

chu1
start of month / early in the month

chu1

xia4
early summer

chu1

shi4
preliminary exam / qualifying exam / first try / preliminary testing

chu1

shi3
initial / starting (point)

chu1

xue2

zhe3
beginning student

chu1

er4
second year in junior middle school

chu1

sai4
preliminary contest / initial heats of a competition

chu1

shi3

hua4
(computing) to initialize / initialization

chu1

xuan3
primary election (US)

chu1

lu4

feng1

mang2
first sign of budding talent / to display one's ability for the first time

hui3

bu4

dang1

chu1
to regret one's past deeds (idiom)

chu1

fan4
first offender / first offense

chu1

lian4
first love

chu1
稿
gao3
first draft (of writing)

chu1

deng3
elementary (i.e. easy)

chu1

deng3

jiao4

yu4
primary education / junior school education

chu1

zhong1

sheng1
junior high student

chu1

ci4
first / for the first time / primary / tentative

chu1

yi1
first day of lunar month / New Year's Day / first year in junior middle school

nian2

chu1
beginning of the year

chu1

chu1

mao2

lu2
venturing from one's thatched hut for the first time (idiom) / young and inexperienced / novice / greenhorn

chu1

zhong1
junior high school / abbr. for 初級中學|初级中学[chu1 ji2 zhong1 xue2]

chu1

shen3
preliminary trial

chu1

lai2

zha4

dao4
to be a newcomer / just off the boat

chu1

ji2

zhong1

xue2
junior high school / junior middle school

chu1

chuang4
startup (company, phase etc) / newly established / in the early stages

chu1

chao2
menarche

chu1

gu1
to make a preliminary estimate

chu1

bu4

she4

xiang3
tentative idea

chu1

fu2
middle ten days of July, the first of 三伏 sān fú, three hottest periods of the year

chu1

geng1
first of the five night watch periods 19:00-21:00 (old)

chu1

lian4

gan3

jue2
feelings of first love

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