kan1 =
k + an1

to investigate / to survey / to collate | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Karl Marx (k) is chatting with an extremist (甚) in front of the Anchor Inn (an1) and would like to investigate (勘) that the power button (力) on the extremist's girdle is supposed to do. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 days 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,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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


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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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shen2 =
sh + (e)n2

variant of 什[shen2] / what | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shen4 =
sh + (e)n4

what / very / extremely / any | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: An extremist.

Sherlock Holmes is in the middle of one of his adventures: in the Forbidden City's bathroom he found an extremist threatening a cow. With his keen eyes though he sees that the extremist's bombing belt is fake and just made out of bolts of thread, so he bravely jumps in to rescue the frightened cow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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pi1 =
pi + Ø1

mate / one of a pair | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pi3 =
pi + Ø3

classifier for horses, mules etc / Taiwan pr. [pi1] / ordinary person / classifier for cloth: bolt / horsepower | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Pocahontas has been waiting for a metal box full of bolts of cloth in the space station. Now it arrived, but as she opens it Sun Wukong jumps out with only a pair of bolts of cloth in his hands, much to Pocahontas' dismay. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


pi3 =
pi + Ø3

variant of 匹[pi3] / classifier for cloth: bolt | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | 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 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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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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fang1 =
f + ang1

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 22), occurring in 区, 医, 匹 etc / see also 三框欄|三框栏[san1 kuang4 lan2] / see also 區字框|区字框[qu1 zi4 kuang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I'm just gonna represent this element by a metal box. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting


Frankenstein's Monster is really mad about not being able to open a metal box in front of Angkor Wat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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gan1 =
g + an1

surname Gan / abbr. for Gansu Province 甘肅省|甘肃省[Gan1 su4 Sheng3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gan1 =
g + an1

sweet / willing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 甘 just looks like a cow's head to me.

In front of Anchor Inn, Guy Fawkes wants to drink the cow's sweet, sweet milk. He already organized a capacitor as electric shocker. The cow is not willing to surrender at all, though: she is ready to defend herself with a double axe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 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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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 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


kan1

tan4
exploration (HSK level 6)

kan1

cha2
to reconnoiter / to explore / to survey

kan1

ce4
to investigate / to survey

kan1

cha2
variant of 勘察[kan1 cha2]

ta4

kan1
an on-site survey / to explore

kan1

wu4
to correct printing errors

kan1

ding4
to demarcate / to survey and determine

kan1

wu4

biao3
corrigenda

kan1

cha2

jia1

ban4

dao3
Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian far east

kan1

cha2

jia1
Kamchatka (far eastern province of Russia)

kan1

jie4
boundary survey

kan1

yan4
to investigate / examination

tan4

kan1
prospecting / exploration / a survey

cha2

kan1
to investigate

jiao4

kan1
collate

kan1

po4
see 看破[kan4 po4]

There are no example sentences for .

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