tun1 =
tu + (e)n1

to swallow / to take | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) tried to swallow (吞) a whole mandarin (口) in front of the Forbidden City ((e)n1) and is about to suffocate. Fortunately an angel (天) sees him struggling and rescues him. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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tian1 =
ti + an1

day / sky / heaven | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mother Teresa (ti) programmed a robot (大) to play a flute duet together with her in front of the Anchor Inn (an1). As they play their flutes (一) an angel (天) hears their heavenly tune and descends from heaven to listen to them. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | 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 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

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HSK level: 6

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

tu

Tommy Turtle - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
(e)n1

In front of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

Words with


tun1

yan4
to swallow / to gulp (HSK level 6)

man4

man5

tun1

tun1
very slow

tun1

yun2

tu3

wu4
to swallow clouds and blow out fog (idiom) / to blow cigarette or opium smoke

tun1

fu2
to swallow / to take (medicine)

sheng1

tun1

huo2

bo1
to swallow whole (idiom); fig. to apply uncritically

du2

tun1
to hog / to keep everything for oneself

lang2

tun1

hu3

yan4
to wolf down one's food (idiom); to devour ravenously / to gorge oneself

tun1

bing4
to annex

ren3

qi4

tun1

sheng1
to submit to humiliation (idiom); to suffer in silence / to swallow one's anger / to grin and bear it

tun1

mo4
to embezzle / to swallow up / to engulf

tun1

shi2
to devour

man4

tun1

tun1
very slow / exasperatingly slow

tun1

tu3
to take in and send out (in large quantities)

bing4

tun1
to swallow up / to annex / to merge

tun1

tun1

tu3

tu3
to hum and haw (idiom); to mumble as if hiding sth / to speak and break off, then start again / to hold sth back

tun1

shi4
to swallow / to engulf / to gobble up

qin1

tun1
to annex / to swallow (up) / to embezzle

hu2

lun2

tun1

zao3
to swallow in one gulp (idiom) / (fig.) to accept without thinking / to lap up

tun1

jing1
to swallow semen

tun1

mi3

sang1

bu4

zha2
Tunmi Sanghuzha (6th century AD), originator of the Tibetan script

tun1

mie4
to absorb

tun1

na2

yu2
tuna (loanword)

ai4

qi4

tun1

suan1
belching and acid swallowing (medical term)

ai4

fu3

tun1

suan1
putrid belching with regurgitation of stomach acid (medical term)

hu2

lun2

tun1

xia4
to swallow it whole / to act without thinking (idiom)

da4

tun1

shi4

xi4

bao1
macrophage

xiao3

tun1

shi4

xi4

bao1
microphage (a type of white blood cell)

ba1

tun1

lu3

ri4
Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana

tun1

na2
tuna (loanword)

tun1

yan4

kun4

nan2
dysphagia (medicine)

tun1

shi4

xi4

bao1
phagocyte (cell that ingests and destroys foreign matter)

tun1

shi4

zuo4

yong4
phagocytosis (ingesting and destroying foreign matter)

tun1

chi1
to devour

si1

tun1
to misappropriate (public funds etc) / to embezzle

yun2

tun1
wonton

yin3

hen4

tun1

sheng1
to harbor a grudge with deep-seated hatred (idiom)

tun1

sheng1
to swallow one's cries

ren2

xin1

bu4

zu2

she2

tun1

xiang4
a man who is never content is like a snake trying to swallow an elephant (idiom)

tun1

sheng1

ren3

qi4
see 忍氣吞聲|忍气吞声[ren3 qi4 tun1 sheng1]

tun1

jin1
to commit suicide by swallowing gold

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