ke4 =
k + e4

quarter (hour) / moment / to carve / to engrave / to cut / oppressive / classifier for short time intervals | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: an engraver.

The boar cannot believe it when it meets Karl Marx in the Erechtheion's bathroom! Bewildered it asks for an autograph but has nothing except for a kitchen knife and an engraver. It takes Karl Marx a quarter of an hour to engrave his message in the kitchen knife: "Dear boar, keep on fighting capitalism! Yours, Karl." - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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hai4 =
h + ai4

12th earthly branch: 9-11 p.m., 10th solar month (7th November-6th December), year of the Boar | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a boar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Hamlet is terribly afraid by a beret-wearing boar in the palace's bathroom, but fortunately Neanderthal man is there to protect him and to fight of the boar with a huge fake nose. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - 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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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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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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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, about 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, 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,
almost 3 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, 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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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
e4

In the Erechtheion's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


shen1

ke4
profound / deep / deep-going (HSK level 5)

ke4

ku3
hardworking / assiduous (HSK level 5)

shi2

ke4
moment / CL:個|个[ge4] / constantly / always (HSK level 5)

li4

ke4
forthwith / immediate / prompt / promptly / straightway / thereupon / at once (HSK level 5)

diao1

ke4
to carve / to engrave / carving (HSK level 6)

pian4

ke4
short period of time / a moment (HSK level 6)

ke4

bu4

rong2

huan3
to brook no delay / to demand immediate action (HSK level 6)

qing3

ke4

jian1
in an instant

shi2

shi2

ke4

ke4
at all times

ci3

ke4
this moment / now / at present

ke4

bo2
unkind / harsh / cutting / mean / acrimony / to embezzle by making illegal deductions

jian1

ke4
caustic / biting / piquant / acerbic / vitriolic / acrimonious

shi2

ke4

biao3
timetable / schedule

dun1

ke4

er3

ke4
Dunkirk, port in northern France

ke4

du4

pan2
dial (e.g. of a radio etc)

ci3

shi2

ci3

ke4
at this very moment

ke4

hua4
to portray

ke4

gu3

ming2

xin1
lit. carved in bones and engraved in the heart (idiom) / fig. etched in one's memory / unforgettable

diao1

ke4

pin3
sculpture

ke1

ke4
harsh / pitiless

ke4

du4
marked scale / graduated scale

ke4

yi4
meticulous / painstaking / deliberate

diao1

ke4

jia1
sculptor

ming2

ke4
a carved inscription

ke4

ban3
stiff / inflexible / mechanical / stubborn / to cut blocks for printing

mei3

shi2

mei3

ke4
at all times / at every moment

wu2

shi2

wu2

ke4
all the time / incessantly

shi2

ke4
to etch / engraving

ji2

ke4
immediately / instant / instantly

ke4

hen2
notch

qing3

ke4
instantly / in no time

ming2

xin1

ke4

gu3
engraved in one's heart and carved in one's bones (idiom); to remember a benefactor as long as one lives / undying gratitude

shi2

ke4
stone inscription / carved stone

juan1

ke4
to engrave

ke4

du2
spiteful / venomous

ke4

lu4

ji1
disk burner

yi1

shi2

ban4

ke4
a short time / a little while

xue2

xi2

ke4

ku3
to study hard / assiduous

shao3

ke4
a short while / soon

ke4

lu4
to record on a CD or DVD / to burn a disc

Example sentences for

 
Kids - here - wait shortly - a moment - I - go for a bit - promptly come back
Kids, wait for me here. I will go and return in no time
 
Please - wait a moment - about to - I - forward - go - talk to the king
Please wait a moment. I will go and announce your arrival
 
person - if - eat - (le) - can - immediately - become a god
Whoever eats it becomes a god immediately
 
this - moment - how - is - good
This... how can this be?

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