shi4 =
sh + Ø4

power / influence / potential / momentum / tendency / trend / situation / conditions / outward appearance / sign / gesture / male genitals | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station's scientists want to conduct an experiment in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) to find the momentum (势) and potential energy (势) of a pendulum in zero gravity. Everything is already set up, they just have to push the power button (力)—but Sherlock Holmes (sh) insists on seeing their license (执) first before he allows it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years 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 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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zhi2 =
zh + Ø2

to execute (a plan) / to grasp | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 执照, "license".

Just as he entered the space station George Washington is being held up at the security check. With a toy claw somebody confronts him with a bag of painkillers they found and they ask him to show his drug license. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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wan2 =
w + an2

ball / pellet / pill | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a bag of painkillers.

Willy Walrus feels like floating on cloud nine after he took too many painkillers. Floating on cloud nine just inside the entrance of the Anchor Inn he covers himself with a large petal leaf and just wants to sleep. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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jiu3 =
ji + ou3

nine / 9 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is on cloud nine in the Louvre. With a shovel, she dug up a banana: when she peeled it she found a flute inside, with which she instantly fell in love. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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丿
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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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丿
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ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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xx5

hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A toy claw. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


qu1

shi4
trend / tendency (HSK level 5)

you1

shi4
superiority / dominance / advantage (HSK level 5)

xing2

shi4
circumstances / situation / terrain / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)
姿
zi1

shi4
posture / position (HSK level 5)

qi4

shi4
imposing manner / loftiness / grandeur / energetic looks / vigor (HSK level 6)

ju2

shi4
situation / state (of affairs) (HSK level 6)

shi4

li5
power / (ability to) influence (HSK level 6)

shou3

shi4
gesture / sign / signal (HSK level 6)

di4

shi4
terrain / topography relief (HSK level 6)

shi4

bi4
to be bound to / undoubtedly will (HSK level 6)

sheng1

shi4
fame and power / prestige / influence / impetus / momentum (HSK level 6)

quan2

shi4
power / influence

huo3

shi4
intensity of a fire / lively / flourishing

qi4

shi4

xiong1

xiong1
aggressive / truculent / overbearing

shi2

shi4
current situation / circumstances / current trend

da4

shi4

suo3

qu1
general trend / irresistible trend

ren2

duo1

shi4

zhong4
many men, a great force (idiom); many hands provide great strength / There is safety in numbers.

lie4

shi4
inferior / disadvantaged

zhuang1

qiang1

zuo4

shi4
posturing / pretentious / affected

shi4

ru2

po4

zhu2
like a hot knife through butter (idiom) / with irresistible force

gong1

shi4
(military) offensive

jia4

shi5
attitude / position (on an issue etc)

shi4

li4
snobbish

shi4

tou2
power / momentum / tendency / impetus / situation / the look of things

qing2

shi4
situation / circumstance

shi4

neng2
potential energy

tai4

shi4
posture / situation

ding4

shi4
attitude / mindset / prejudice

ruo4

shi4
vulnerable / weak

shi4

jun1

li4

di2
evenly matched adversaries (idiom)

tui2

shi4
decline (in fortune)

guo2

shi4
national strength / situation in a state

shou3

shi4
defensive position / guard

shi4

bu4

liang3

li4
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints

shun4

shi4
to take advantage / to seize an opportunity / in passing / without taking extra trouble / conveniently

qiang2

shi4
strong / powerful / (linguistics) emphatic / intensive

jun1

shi4
equilibrium of forces / balance of power

zhang3

shi4
how well a crop (or plant) is growing / growth

zhen4

shi4
battle array / disposition of forces / situation / circumstance

shi4

li4

yan3
to be self-interested

There are no example sentences for .

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