le4 =
l + e4

to rein in / to compel / to force / to carve / to engrave / (literary) to command / to lead / lux (unit of illumination) / (literary) bridle | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

lei1 =
l + ei1

to strap tightly / to bind | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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ge2 =
g + e2

animal hide / leather / to reform / to remove / to expel (from office) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a cow's hide.

Guy Fawkes (g) arrived at the entrance to the Erechtheion (e2) to visit this year's darts grand finale. He is standing right next to the dart board (中) and cheers for his favourite player using a self-made drum. The drum consists of a flower pot (廿) over which Guy stretched a cow's hide (革). He is beating his drum using a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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廿
+

+
廿
nian4 =
ni + an4

twenty (20), in a limited number of set expressions / also written using banker's character 念 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 廿

This character looks like a flower pot. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Nefertiti needs to vent off steam. In Anchor Inn's bathroom she finds a flower pot with twenty flutes inside. With a single swing with her double axe, she splits all twenty flutes. Afterwards, she feels much better. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


廿
=

+
nian4 =
ni + an4

twenty, twentieth | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: double axe. Here's why: 20 -> XX -> "double-x" -> "double axe".

Nefertiti (ni) is rebuilding her kingdom in the bathroom of Anchor Inn (an4). She's shaping twenty (卄) dinosaur bones (丨) with a double axe (卄) and stacking them on top of one (一) flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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

廿
=

+
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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廿
+

+
zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

China / Chinese / surname Zhong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhong1 =
zhu + (e)ng1

within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A dart board. George Giant Squid (zhu-) is improvising a dart board (中) in front of Stonehenge (-(e)ng1): He's throwing dinosaur bones (丨) as darts on a big mandarin (口) as dart board. He always hits the mandarin right in the middle, so he's a bit bored. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

zhong4 =
zhu + (e)ng4

to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - 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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廿
+

+
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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has no simplified variant.

is not part of the HSK.

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

l

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

Image by Matthias,
about 2 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
ei1

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


e2

le4

gang1

zhou1
Oregon

sai1

le4

mu3
Salem, capital of Oregon / Salem, city in Massachusets / Salem, city in India

xuan2

ya2

le4

ma3
lit. to rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice (idiom); fig. to act in the nick of time

luo2

le4
sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)

lie4

ning2

ge2

le4
Leningrad, name of Russian city Saint Petersburg 聖彼得堡|圣彼得堡 1923-1991

e2

le4

gang1
Oregon

xi1

te4

le4
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

ba1

le4

si1

tan3
Palestine

tai4

le4
Taylor (name)

le4

suo3
to blackmail / to extort

xi2

le4
Schiller (name) / Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller or Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), German poet and dramatist

na2

sa3

le4
Nazareth (in Biblical Palestine)

na4

bu4

le4

si1
Napoli, capital of Campania region of Italy / Naples

luo4

ke4

fei1

le4
Rockefeller

le4

ling4
to order / to force

hui4

si1

le4
Whistler (name)

ke4

lai2

si1

le4
Chrysler

bu4

jia1

le4

si1

te4
Bucharest, capital of Romania

si1

da4

lin2

ge2

le4
Stalingrad, former name of Volvograd 伏爾加格勒|伏尔加格勒 (1925-1961)

ke4

le4
Keller or Köhler (name) / Horst Köhler (1943-), German economist and CDU politician, chaired IMF 2000-2004, President of Germany from 2004

man4

de2

le4
Mandalay, province and second city of Myanmar (Burma)

tuo1

le4

mi4
Ptolemy, kings of Egypt after the partition of Alexander the Great's Empire in 305 BC / Ptolemy or Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. 90-c. 168), Alexandrian Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer, author of the Almagest 天文學大成|天文学大成 / see also 托勒玫[Tuo1 le4 mei2]

ma3

le4
Mahler (name) / Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Austrian composer

gou1

le4
to draw the outline of / to outline / to sketch / to delineate contours of / to give a brief account of

jia1

le4

bi3
Caribbean

duo1

pu3

le4
Christian Johann Doppler, Austrian physicist who discovered the Doppler effect

bi3

le4

tuo2

li4

ya4
Pretoria, capital of South Africa

sa4

ge2

le4

bu4
Zagreb, capital of Croatia 克羅地亞|克罗地亚[Ke4 luo2 di4 ya4]

fa3

le4

si1
Perez (son of Judah)

ge2

le4
(onom.) laughing sound / glug-glug haha!

ge2

le4

nuo4

bu4

er3
Grenoble (French town)

mi2

le4

fo2
Maitreya / the Bodhisattva that will be the next to come after Shakyamuni Buddha

mi2

le4
Mile county in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan / Maitreya, the future Bodhisattva, to come after Shakyamuni Buddha

lei1

jin3
to tighten

ba1

le4

mo4
Palermo, Italy

lei1

bo2

zi5
to throttle / to strangle

lei1

jin3

ku4

dai4
to tighten one's belt / to live more frugally

jia1

li3

ning2

ge2

le4
Kaliningrad, town on Baltic now in Russian republic / formerly Königsberg, capital of East Prussia

le4

wei2

na4

si1
Levinas (philosopher)

le4

wei2

fu5
Lviv (Lvov), town in western Ukraine

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