ming4 =
mi + (e)ng4

life / fate / order or command / to assign a name, title etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In Stonehenge's bathroom, Marilyn Monroe kow tows before a pointed hat. She thinks that this is her fate. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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ji2 =
ji + Ø2

variant of 集[ji2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a pointed cap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 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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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
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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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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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kou4 =
k + ou4

to knock / to kowtow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In the Louvre's bathroom, Karl Marx kow tows before the baby seal and its huge mandarin. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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jie2 =
ji + e2

"seal" radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The meaning is seal as in insignia, but instead I'm going to represent it as baby seal (the animal) in other characters. Jeanne d'Arc is using a plough made of dinosaur bones just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion, when suddenly a baby seal jumps out of the raked earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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,
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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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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 4

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

mi

Marilyn Monroe - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
(e)ng4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


sheng1

ming4
life / living / biological / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)
寿
shou4

ming4
life span / life expectancy (HSK level 5)

ge2

ming4
revolution / revolutionary (politics) / CL:次[ci4] (HSK level 5)

ming4

ling4
order / command / CL:道[dao4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

ming4

yun4
fate / destiny / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

xing4

ming4
life (HSK level 6)
使
shi3

ming4
mission (diplomatic or other) / set task (HSK level 6)

pin1

ming4
to do one's utmost / with all one's might / at all costs / (to work or fight) as if one's life depends on it (HSK level 6)

ming4

ming2
to give a name to / to dub / to christen / to designate / named after / naming (HSK level 6)

yao4

ming4
to cause sb's death / very / extremely / frightening / annoying (HSK level 6)

ren4

ming4
to appoint and nominate / (job) appointment / CL:紙|纸[zhi3] (HSK level 6)

ting1

ming4
to obey an order / to take orders / to accept a state of affairs

feng4

ming4
to receive orders / to follow orders / to act under orders

zhi4

ming4
fatal / mortal / deadly / to sacrifice one's life

hen3

ming4
exerting all one's strength

suan4

ming4
fortune-telling / to tell fortune

wei2

ta1

ming4
vitamin (loanword)

yun3

ming4
to die / to perish

cao3

jian1

ren2

ming4
human life as grass (idiom); to kill people like scything grass / a politician acting with total disregard for the life of his countrymen

shou4

ming4
to give orders

cui1

ming4
to press sb to death / fig. to pressurize sb continually

sheng1

ming4

li4
vitality

bi4

ming4
to meet violent death / to get killed

shou4

ming4
ordained or appointed to a post / to benefit from counsel

ge2

ming4

jia1
a revolutionary

zun1

ming4
to follow your orders / to do as you bid

zi4

ming4

bu4

fan2
to think too much of oneself / self-important / arrogant

zhi4

ming4

shang1
mortal wound / (fig.) fatal weakness / Achilles' heel

ge2

ming4

dang3
the revolutionary party

ming4

xiang4
horoscope

ren4

ming4
to accept misfortunes as decreed by fate / to be resigned to sth

ting1

tian1

you2

ming4
to submit to the will of heaven / to resign oneself to fate / to trust to luck

tian1

ming4
Mandate of Heaven / destiny / fate / one's life span

si3

yu2

fei1

ming4
violent death (idiom); to die in a disaster / an unnatural death

wang2

ming4
to flee / to go into exile (from prison)

xiang1

yi1

wei2

ming4
mutually dependent for life (idiom); to rely upon one another for survival / interdependent

chu1

ren2

ming4
fatal / resulting in sb's death

ming4

zhong4
to hit (a target)

ge2

ming4

xing4
revolutionary

ming4

gen1

zi5
see 命根[ming4 gen1]

Example sentences for

 
have not - king - command - who - too - cannot - go
Without an order from the king no one can go
 
king - have - order
An order from the king
 
king - order - take along - old fellow - forward - go
The king ordered to bring the old fellow forward
 
great sage - I - is - offer - (le) - Jade Emperor - 's - order
Great sage, I present to you the Jade Emperor's order
 
what - Jade Emperor - 's - order - I, old Sun - not - listen - this - old stuff
What, the Jade Emperor's order? I do not listen to this old stuff
 
we - present - queen mother - 's - order - come - pick - heavenly peach
We present the queen mother's order to come here and pick peaches
 
order - you - lead - 100 000 - celestial troops and generals
I order you to lead 100 000 celestial troops and generals

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