gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

meritorious deed or service / achievement / result / service / accomplishment / work (physics) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Gitta Giraffe practices her Kung Fu skills in front of Stonehenge with a sparring robot made out of steel beams. The robot is programmed to fight Kung Fu, but Gitta Giraffe's Kung Fu is better: she hits the robots power button and turns it off. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

power / force / strength / ability / strenuously | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a power button.

Li Qingzhao (li) just had a shower in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and wants to use the hair dryer, but there's no plug, just the bare end of the cable! She uses all her power to build an electricity plug, and for the two pins she uses a plough (㇆) and a banana (丿). Finally she hits a big power button (力) to turn the power on. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
almost 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,
almost 3 years ago


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gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - 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,
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,
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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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

gu

Gitta Giraffe - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


cheng2

gong1
success / to succeed / CL:次[ci4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

cheng2

gong1
Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung county 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 xian4], southeast Taiwan (HSK level 4)

gong1

fu5
skill / art / kung fu / labor / effort (HSK level 5)

gong1

neng2
function / capability (HSK level 5)

yong4

gong1
diligent / industrious (in one's studies) / to study hard / to make great effort (HSK level 6)

qi4

gong1
qigong, a system of deep breathing exercises (HSK level 6)

gong1

xiao4
efficacy (HSK level 6)

gong1

ke4
homework / assignment / task / classwork / lesson / study / CL:門|门[men2] (HSK level 6)

gong1

lao2
contribution / meritorious service / credit (HSK level 6)

ji2

gong1

jin4

li4
seeking instant benefit (idiom); shortsighted vision, looking only for fast return (HSK level 6)

ge1

gong1

song4

de2
to sing sb's praises (mostly derogatory)

ma3

dao4

cheng2

gong1
to win instant success (idiom)

gong1

de2
achievements and virtue

duo1

gong1

neng2
multi-functional / multi-function

te4

yi4

gong1

neng2
supernatural power / extra-sensory perception

lian4

gong1
to practice work skill

ku3

gong1
hard work / laborious effort / painstaking work

gong1

bai4

chui2

cheng2
to fail within sight of success (idiom); last-minute failure / to fall at the last hurdle / snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

qing4

gong1
to celebrate a heroic deed

qian2

gong1

jin4

qi4
to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom) / all that has been achieved goes down the drain

da4

gong1

gao4

cheng2
successfully accomplished (project or goal) / to be highly successful

gong1

ji4
feat / contribution / merits and achievements

gong1

li4

zhu3

yi4
utilitarianism

ju1

gong1
to claim credit for oneself

han4

ma3

gong1

lao2
lit. to ride a laboring horse to great deeds / fig. a heroic contribution

gong1

guo4
merits and demerits / contributions and errors

jian4

gong1

li4

ye4
to achieve or accomplish goals

yin1

gong1
hidden merits

wu3

gong1
Wugong County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳[Xian2 yang2], Shaanxi

wu3

gong1
Martial art / military achievement (e.g. number of enemy heads cut off)

gong1

lu:4
rate of work / power (output)

gong1

li4
merit / efficacy / competence / skill / power

gong1

cheng2

ming2

jiu4
to win success and recognition (idiom)

xia4

gong1

fu5
see 下工夫[xia4 gong1 fu5]

ji1

ben3

gong1
basic skills / fundamentals

gong1

ming2
scholarly honor (in imperial exams) / rank / achievement / fame / glory

feng1

gong1
brilliant (exploit) / great (achievement) / esp. 豐功偉績|丰功伟绩, glorious achievement

lao2

er2

wu2

gong1
to work hard while accomplishing little / to toil to no avail

gong1

de2

wu2

liang4
no end of virtuous achievements (idiom); boundless beneficence

tou2

gong1
first class merit

Example sentences for

 
your - contribution - very - not - small
Your contribution is really not small

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