lao2 =
l + ao2

to toil / labor / laborer / to put sb to trouble (of doing sth) / meritorious deed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a very hardworking laborer from the 劳动人民.

A laborer worked very hard to outfit the entrance of the Taos Pueblo with artificial lawn and an electrically movable sunshade made from a cooking top. As he finishes he is overjoyed to play with the sunshade, having it move up and down, to and fro in crazy ways. As Lancelot enters, Lancelot pushes the off button and gives the laborer an upset look, asking without using words what nonsense he's doing. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting


lao4 =
l + ao4

to console | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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cao3 =
c + ao3

grass radical 草字頭兒|草字头儿[cao3 zi4 tou2 r5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Artificial lawn. The King of Chu burns artificial lawn in the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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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, about 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, 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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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,
over 2 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, 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
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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

l

Sir Lancelot - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago
ao2

Just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


qin2

lao2
hardworking / industrious / diligent (HSK level 5)

lao2

jia4
excuse me (HSK level 5)

lao2

dong4
work / toil / physical labor / CL:次[ci4] (HSK level 5)

pi2

lao2
fatigue / wearily / weariness / weary (HSK level 5)

cao1

lao2
to work hard / to look after (HSK level 6)

gong1

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

tu2

lao2
futile

lao2

gong1
labor / laborer

lao2

jiao4
reeducation through labor

bu4

ci2

lao2

ku3
spare no effort

lao2

ai1

de2
Lloyd (name) / Lloyd's (London-based insurance group)

lao2

lu4
tiring

lao2

li4
work force / labor

wei4

lao2
to show appreciation (by kind words, small gifts etc) / to comfort

ren4

lao2

ren4

yuan4
to undertake a task despite criticism (idiom); to bear the burden of office willingly

ke4

lao2

de2
Claude (name)

xiao4

lao2
to serve (in some capacity) / to work for

yi1

lao2

yong3

yi4
to get sth done once and for all

ke4

lao2

fu2

de2
Crawford (town in Texas)

lao2

lei4
tired / exhausted / worn out / to toil

lao2

zuo4
work / manual labor

chi1

ku3

nai4

lao2
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)

lao2

dun4
fatigued / wearied (literary)

han4

ma3

gong1

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

lao2

sun3
strain (medicine)

lao2

dong4

jie2
International Labor Day (May Day)

lao2

si1

lai2

si1
Rolls-Royce

lao2

dong4

li4
labor force / manpower

xin1

lao2
laborious

duo1

lao2

duo1

de2
work more and get more

tu2

lao2

wu2

yi4
futile endeavor (idiom)

lao2

mo2
model worker

lao2

dong4

gai3

zao4
reeducation through labor / laogai (prison camp)

lao2

gai3
abbr. for 勞動改造|劳动改造[lao2 dong4 gai3 zao4] / reform through labor / laogai (prison camp)

dai4

lao2
to do sth in place of sb else

bu4

lao2

er2

huo4
to reap without sowing (idiom)

bu4

lao2

en1
Browne (person name)

lao2

yi4

jie2

he2
to strike a balance between work and rest (idiom)

lao2

zi1
labor and capital / labor and management

lao2

er2

wu2

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

Example sentences for

 
your - contribution - very - not - small
Your contribution is really not small
 
you - must not - easily - send troops - labor - troops - move - crowd
Do not too easily send the troops and move the armies

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