zuo4 =
zu + o4

surname Zuo | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zuo4 =
zu + o4

to sit / to take a seat / to take (a bus, airplane etc) / to bear fruit / variant of 座[zuo4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zapatista Zebra sits next to a rubber chicken on a clay bench in Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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cong1 =
cu + (e)ng1

lax / yielding / unhurried | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cong2 =
cu + (e)ng2

surname Cong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cong2 =
cu + (e)ng2

from / via / passing through / through (a gap) / past / ever (followed by negative, meaning never) / (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to 縱|纵) to follow / to comply with / to obey / to join / to engage in / adopting some mode of action or attitude / follower / retainer / accessory / accomplice / related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character looks like the legs of a rubber chicken. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Kitty Cat plays a game with two robots just inside the entrance to Stonehenge. The robots are standing in a line, and Kitty Cat is passing through the tunnel formed by their legs. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Two robots are playing a game with Kitty Cat just inside the entrance of Stonehenge. They stand in a line and let Kitty Cat pass through the tunnel formed by their legs by teasing her with a rubber chicken. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


zong4 =
zu + (e)ng4

second cousin | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - 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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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,
about 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


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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,
about 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

zu

Zapatista Zebra - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
o4

In Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


cheng2

zuo4
to ride (in a vehicle) (HSK level 4)

zuo4

zhen4
(of a commanding officer) to keep watch / to oversee

zuo4

lao2
to be imprisoned

zuo4

yi3

dai4

bi4
to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate

zuo4

ding4
to be seated

wei2

zuo4
to sit in a circle / seated around (a narrator)

zuo4

li4

bu4

an1
lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom) / restless / fidgety

zuo4

shou1

yu2

li4
benefit from others' dispute (idiom)

zuo4

qi2
saddle horse / mount

zuo4

dian4
cushion / (motorbike) seat / CL:塊|块[kuai4]

zuo4

luo4
to be situated / to be located (of a building)

zuo4

leng3

ban3

deng4
to hold a title without the obligations of office / to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience with a VIP / to be out in the cold / to be sidelined

jing4

zuo4
to sit quietly / to meditate / to sit-in (demonstration)

zuo4

yi3
seat / chair

zuo4

chan2
sit in meditation / to meditate

zuo4

jing3

guan1

tian1
lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-minded

da3

zuo4
to sit in meditation / to meditate

zuo4

gu3
ischium

zuo4

xia5
to sit down

zuo4

biao1
coordinate (geometry)

yang3

wo4

qi3

zuo4
sit-up (physical exercise)

ru2

zuo4

zhen1

zhan1
lit. as if sitting on pins and needles / fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation

xian2

zuo4
to sit around / to sit idly

ping2

qi3

ping2

zuo4
to be on an equal footing

duan1

zuo4
to sit upright

zuo4

xiang3

qi2

cheng2
to reap where one has not sown (idiom)

hou4

zuo4
recoil (of a gun) / backlash

zuo4

gu3

shen2

jing1
sciatic nerve

hou4

zuo4

li4
recoil (of a gun) / backlash / reactive force

zuo4

biao1

xi4
coordinate system (geometry)

zuo4

hua4
to die in a seated posture (Buddhism)

zuo4

shi1

liang2

ji1
to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance

zuo4

guo3
to bear fruit

zuo4

tai2

xiao3

jie3
bar girl / professional escort

zuo4

yue4

zi5
to convalesce for a month following childbirth, following a special diet, and observing various taboos to protect the body from exposure to the "wind"

zuo4

yue4
see 坐月子[zuo4 yue4 zi5]

zuo4

li4
see 後坐力|后坐力[hou4 zuo4 li4]

ban4

jia1

zuo4
sitting with one leg crossed (usu. of Bodhisattva)

zuo4

tan4
inside informer / mole / plant

zuo4

ce4

dian4
toilet seat

Example sentences for

 
call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - he - will - with - His Majesty - be on an equal footing
He calls himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"! He demands to be on an equal footing as Your Majesty
 
shut up - don't tell me - haven't - I - great sage the equal of heaven - 's - seat
Shut up! Don't tell me there's no seat for me, the Great Sage the Equal to Heaven?
 
nowadays - I, old Sun - contrary to expectation - sit - (le) - chief
Today actually I'm the chief of the banquet
 
certainly - haven't - you - 's - seat
Certainly there is no seat for you
 

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