jian4 =
ji + an4

double-edged sword / CL:口[kou3],把[ba3] / classifier for blows of a sword | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

jian4 =
ji + an4

variant of 劍|剑[jian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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qian1 =
qi + an1

all | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: General 傅佥.

The Queen of Hearts wants to drive all the cats out of the Anchor Inn. Outside of it she put on a pointed cap, sprinkled some catnip and starts to play her flute like the Pied Piper of Hamelin. She plays and plays but no cats come out at all, just the General Fu Qian is attracted by the catnip. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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ji2 =
ji + Ø2

variant of 集[ji2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a pointed cap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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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
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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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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

variant of 小 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: catnip. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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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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

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

ji

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


jian4

qiao2
Cambridge

bao3

jian4
(double-edged) sword / CL:把[ba3],方[fang1]

chun2

qiang1

she2

jian4
fight a battle of words / cross verbal swords

shuang1

ren4

jian4
double-edged sword (both lit. and fig.)

jian4

dao4
kendō (sports)

pei4

jian4
saber

jian4

shu4
fencing

mu4

jian4
wooden sword

jian4

ke4
fencer (i.e. sportsman involved in fencing)

ji1

jian4
fencing (sport)

wu3

jian4
to perform a sword-dance

jian4

ba2

nu3

zhang1
lit. with swords drawn and bows bent (idiom); fig. a state of mutual hostility / at daggers drawn

duan3

jian4
dagger

jian4
齿
chi3

hu3
saber-toothed tiger

li4

jian4
sharp sword

shang4

fang1

bao3

jian4
variant of 尚方劍|尚方剑[shang4 fang1 jian4] / imperial sword (giving bearer arbitrary powers) / in fiction, Chinese version of 007's license to kill

jian4

bing3
sword hilt

hua1

jian4
foil (fencing)

zhong4

jian4
épée (fencing)

jian4

shen1
sword blade

tai4

ji2

jian4
a kind of traditional Chinese sword-play

shang4

fang1

jian4
imperial sword (giving bearer arbitrary powers) / in fiction, Chinese version of 007's license to kill

shou3

li3

jian4
shuriken (throwing star)

ji1

jian4

zhe3
fencer (i.e. sportsman involved in fencing)

shang4

fang1

bao3

jian4
imperial sword (giving bearer plenipotentiary powers) / imperial Chinese version of 007 licensed to kill

qin2

jian4

piao1

ling2
floating between zither and sword (idiom); fig. wandering aimlessly with no tenured position

xiang4

zhuang1

wu3

jian4
lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] (idiom, refers to plot to kill Liu Bang during Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴[Hong2 men2 Yan4] in 206 BC) / fig. an elaborate deception hiding malicious intent

xiang4

zhuang1

wu3

jian4

,

zhi4

zai4

pei4

gong1
see 項莊舞劍,意在沛公|项庄舞剑,意在沛公[Xiang4 Zhuang1 wu3 jian4 , yi4 zai4 Pei4 Gong1]

xiang4

zhuang1

wu3

jian4

,

yi4

zai4

pei4

gong1
lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang] (idiom); refers to 206 BC plot to murder Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1], aka Duke of Pei 沛公[Pei4 Gong1] and the future Han emperor, during a sword dance at Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴[Hong2 men2 Yan4] / an elaborate deception to hide malicious intent

ke4

zhou1

qiu2

jian4
lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom); fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances

liu2

jian4

feng1
Liu Jianfeng (1936-), second governor of Hainan

jian4

jian1
point / sharp end

jian4

chuan1
Jianchuan county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州[Da4 li3 Bai2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Yunnan

jian4

chuan1

xian4
Jianchuan county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州[Da4 li3 Bai2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Yunnan

jian4

qiao2

da4

xue2
University of Cambridge

jian4

he2
Jianhe county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qian2 dong1 nan2 zhou1], Guizhou

jian4

he2

xian4
Jianhe county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qian2 dong1 nan2 zhou1], Guizhou

jian4

fa3
fencing / sword-play

jian4

zou3

pian1

feng1
Jian Zoupianfeng, pseudonym of prolific modern novelist

jian4

zou3

pian1

feng1
the sword moves with side stroke (modern idiom) / fig. unexpected winning move / unconventional gambit

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