lie4 =
li + e4

inferior | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao (li) and the smiley (少) are battling to the death in a quiz about survival of the fittest (劣). Each of them has a power button (力) in front of them which they have to press if they want to answer a question. The inferior (劣) candidate will be expelled from the show. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 months 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,
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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shao3 =
sh + ao3

few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A Smiley. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Sherlock is playing golf with a few daisies in the Taos Pueblo. He's using a banana as a golf club and the daisies' heads as balls. There are only a few left. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


shao4 =
sh + ao4

young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - 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
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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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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: 5

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

li

Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


e4

lie4
vile / nasty / of very poor quality (HSK level 5)

you1

sheng4

lie4

tai4
survival of the fittest (idiom) (HSK level 6)

bei1

lie4
base / mean / despicable

lie4

shi4
inferior / disadvantaged

lie4

zhi4
shoddy / of poor quality

zhuo1

lie4
clumsy / botched

you1

lie4
good and bad / merits and drawbacks

di1

lie4
inferior quality / substandard / low-grade

wei3

lie4
inferior / false

jia3

mao4

wei3

lie4
cheap quality counterfeit (goods) / low-quality commodities

cu1

lie4
coarse

lie4

ji4
bad record (esp. of a public official) / unsavory track record

e4

lie4

ying3

xiang3
evil influence

wai1

gua1

lie4

zao3
ugly / repulsive / also written 歪瓜裂棗|歪瓜裂枣[wai1 gua1 lie4 zao3]

cu1

lie4

zuo4

pin3
kitsch / vulgar art / art in bad taste

wu2

lie4
muddled and inferior (of writing)

bi3

lie4
base / mean / despicable

lie4

ji4

ban1

ban1
notorious for one's misdeeds

wan2

lie4
stubborn and obstreperous / naughty and mischievous

lie4

tai4
elimination of the weakest

lie4

bi4

qu1

zhu2

liang2

bi4
bad money drives out good money (economics)

tu3

hao2

lie4

shen1
local bosses, shady gentry (idiom); dominant local mafia

There are no example sentences for .

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