shang1 =
sh + ang1

the Shang dynasty, 16th to 11th century BC | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shang1 =
sh + ang1

commerce / merchant / dealer / to consult / quotient / 2nd note in pentatonic scale | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In front of Angkor Wat, Sherlock Holmes set up a pop-up store. He sells velvetleaf plants which he put in vases. - 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

to stand / to set up / to establish / to lay down / to draw up / at once / immediately | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qing Zhao hides some weed in a vase in the space station's bathroom. To get the weed there, she transports it under her beret. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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jiong3 =
ju + (e)ng3

velvetleaf (Abutilon avicennae), plant of the jute family / bright | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a very unhappy-looking velvetleaf plant. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Inside of Stonehenge, Zeus is looking for the velvetleaf plant. He even has a map where it should be, but he can't find a single one. Frustrated he sits down on these funny round black stones, eats a mandarin and studies the map again. He doesn't realize that the black rocks are eight-balls, and that they have crushed the unhappy velvetleaf plants. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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jiong1 =
ju + (e)ng1

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用, 同, 网 etc / see also 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kind of looks like a map. Zeus found a secret map that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone in front of Stonehenge, so he took a plough and digged up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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

Stroke order

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ang1

In front of the Songgwangsa - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

In front of the Angkor Wat - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


shang1

dian4
store / shop / CL:家[jia1],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 1)

shang1

liang5
to consult / to talk over / to discuss (HSK level 4)

shang1

ye4
business / trade / commerce (HSK level 5)

shang1

pin3
good / commodity / merchandise / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

jing1

shang1
to trade / to carry out commercial activities / in business (HSK level 6)

zhi4

shang1
IQ (intelligence quotient) (HSK level 6)

cuo1

shang1
to consult / to discuss seriously / to negotiate / to confer / negotiations / consultations (HSK level 6)

xie2

shang1
to consult with / to talk things over / agreement (HSK level 6)

shang1

biao1
trademark / logo (HSK level 6)

shang1

tao3
to discuss / to deliberate

shang1

que4
to discuss / to bring up various ideas for discussion

shang1

dui4
caravan

shang1

mao4
trade and commerce

shang1

fan4
trader / peddler

gong1

ying4

shang1
supplier

shang1

yi4
to negotiate / discussion / proposal

shang1

hang2
trading company

fa1

zhan3

shang1
(real estate etc) developer

kai1

fa1

shang1
developer (of real estate, a commercial product etc)

shang1

wu4

bu4
Department of Trade / Department of Commerce

jing1

xiao1

shang1
dealer / seller / distributor / broker / agency / franchise (i.e. company) / retail outlet

shang1

chang3
shopping mall / shopping center / department store / emporium / CL:家[jia1] / the business world

shang1

hui4
chamber of commerce

shang1

tan2
confer / discuss / engage in talks

dai4

li3

shang1
agent

hang2

shang1
traveling salesman / itinerant trader / hawker / peddler

shang1

ren2
merchant / businessman

bai3

huo4

shang1

dian4
small department store

shang1

cheng2
shopping center / department store

shang1

cheng2
see 商城縣|商城县[Shang1 cheng2 xian4]

pi1

fa1

shang1
a wholesale business / distributor

shang1

jie4
business world / business community

ling2

shou4

shang1
retailer / shopkeeper / retail merchant

shang1

xue2

yuan4
business school / university of business studies

shang1

ye4

hua4
to commercialize

chang3

shang1
manufacturer / producer

xiao3

shang1

fan4
small trader / peddler

chu1

kou3

shang1
exporter / export business

tong1

shang1
having trading relations (of nations or regions)

pai1

mai4

shang1
auctioneer / auction house

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