yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

brave | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite (yu) has to show her courage (勇) inside of Stonehenge ((e)ng3). While standing next to a yongzhong bell (甬) she'll push its power button (力) for a dare. - 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, about 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, about 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,
over 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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tong3 =
tu + (e)ng3

variant of 桶[tong3], bucket / (classifier) cubic dry measure (5 pecks 五斗, approx half-liter) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

the Yongjiang river 甬江[Yong3 jiang1] through Ningbo 寧波|宁波[Ning2 bo1] / abbr. for Ningbo | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

path screened by walls on both sides | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: The path screened by walls to both sides could be the grave of Marquis Yi of Zeng. In his grave, a massive set of 64 bianzhong bells was found, of which 45 were 甬钟 bells. Thus, I'm going to represent 甬 by one of these yongzhong bells. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


Inside of Stonehenge, Aphrodite wanted to learn how to box. She made the right choice to wear boxing gloves, but as she had no punchbag she used a 甬钟. Like a boss she entered the ring through a path screened by walls on both sides. Unfortunately after her first punch she already had to use the first aid kit, because the bell was way too hard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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yong4 =
yu + (e)ng4

to use / to employ / to have to / to eat or drink / expense or outlay / usefulness / hence / therefore | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a first aid kit. Can you see the cross on the container? - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


Aphrodite hurt her leg when she slipped in Stonehenge's bathroom. The moon helps her to splint her leg using the bathroom's first aid kit and a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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,
over 3 years ago

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

yu

Aphrodite - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
(e)ng3

Inside of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Words with


yong3

gan3
brave / courageous (HSK level 4)

yong3

qi4
courage / valor (HSK level 5)

yong3

yu2
to dare to / to be brave enough to (HSK level 6)

ying1

yong3
bravery / gallant / valiant (HSK level 6)

jian4

yi4

yong3

wei2
to see what is right and act courageously (idiom, from Analects); to stand up bravely for the truth / acting heroically in a just cause (HSK level 6)

yong3

meng3
bold and powerful / brave and fierce

san3

bing1

you2

yong3
lit. straggling and disbanded soldiers (idiom); fig. disorganized uncoordinated action

yong3

wang3

zhi2

qian2
to advance bravely

yong3

shi4
a warrior / a brave person

yi4

yong3

jun1
volunteer army

zi4

gao4

fen4

yong3
to volunteer for / to offer to undertake

fen4

yong3
dauntless / to summon up courage and determination / using extreme force of will

zhong1

yong3
loyal and brave

yong3

wu3
brave

you3

yong3

wu2

mou2
bold but not very astute (idiom)

li3

min3

yong3
Li Minyong (1947-), Taiwanese poet

wu3

yong3
military skills / valor / valorous

xiang1

yong3
Hunan army, irregular force formed in 1850s to fight the Taiping heavenly kingdom rebellion

bai2

xian1

yong3
Bai Xianyong (1937-), Chinese-Taiwanese-US novelist of Hui descent

yi4

yong3
courageous / righteous and courageous

yi4

yong3

jun1

jin4

xing2

qu3
March of the Volunteer Army (PRC National Anthem)

ying1

yong3

xi1

sheng1
to heroically sacrifice one's life

yong3

lu:e4
brave and cunning

yong3

jue2
decisive / brave

ruan3

jin4

yong3
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (1949-), prime minister of Vietnam (2006-)

yu2

yong3

ke3

gu3
lit. spare valor for sale (idiom); fig. after former successes, still ready for more work / not resting on one's laurels

xiao1

yong3

shan4

zhan4
to be brave and good at fighting (idiom)

gu3

qi3

yong3

qi4
to take courage

yong3

han4
brave

da4

yong3

ruo4

qie4
a great hero may appear timid (idiom); the really brave person remains level-headed

da4

yong3

ruo4

qie4

,

da4

zhi4

ruo4

yu2
a great hero may appear timid, the wise may appear stupid (idiom); the general public may not recognize great talent

hao4

xue2

jin4

hu5

zhi1

,

li4

xing2

jin4

hu5

ren2

,

zhi1

chi3

jin4

hu5

yong3
to love learning is akin to knowledge, to study diligently is akin to benevolence, to know shame is akin to courage (Confucius)

hao3

han4

bu4

ti2

dang1

nian2

yong3
a real man doesn't boast about his past achievements (idiom)

han4

yong3
intrepid / valiant / dauntless

yong3

li4
courage and strength

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