zi4 =
z + Ø4

letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro got a new task from mission control: he is to have an egg standing on its tip. Zorro thinks smart and remembers the egg of Columbus, so he puts the egg in a graduation cap as egg cup and ditches one end of the egg with a huge printing letter. Unfortunately the egg wasn't boiled and there is no gravity, so he messes up the whole bathroom. Mission control can't stop laughing since all they wanted was to fool Zorro into this trick. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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zi3 =
z + Ø3

son / child / seed / egg / small thing / 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat / Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro wants to eat an egg in the space station, and he already put it in a prize cup, as he has no egg cup. He also lacks a spoon, so he uses a big flute to crush the egg open. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


zi5 =
z + Ø5

(noun suffix) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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le5 =
l + e5

(modal particle intensifying preceding clause) / (completed action marker) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sir Lancelot has finished his preparations to fight the world. There he stands ready, on top of the Erechtheion, with a sickle and a crowbar in his hands. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

liao3 =
li + ao3

to finish / to achieve / to understand | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao is racing for a new world record in the Taos Pueblo: She's trying to juggle as many sickles as fast as possible with two crowbars. As she finishes, she grabs her earned prize cup. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

liao3 =
li + ao3

(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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zhe2 =
zh + e2

variant of 乙[zhe2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A sickle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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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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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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - 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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

z

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


ming2

zi5
name (of a person or thing) / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 1)

zi4

dian3
dictionary / character dictionary / CL:本[ben3] (HSK level 3)

shu4

zi4
numeral / digit / number / figure / amount / digital (electronics etc) / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

zi4

mu4
caption / subtitle (HSK level 5)

qian1

zi4
to sign (one's name) / signature (HSK level 5)

zi4

mu3
letter (of the alphabet) / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

chi4

zi4
(financial) deficit / red letter (HSK level 6)

fan2

ti3

zi4
traditional Chinese character (HSK level 6)

jian3

ti3

zi4
simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字[fan2 ti3 zi4] (HSK level 6)

shi2

zi4

lu4

kou3
crossroads / intersection

zang1

zi4
obscenity

zi4

li3

hang2

jian1
between the words and the lines (idiom); implied meaning / connotations

xie3

zi4

lou2
office building

zi4

mi2
letter puzzle

da3

zi4
to type

zi4

ti3
calligraphic style / typeface / font

guan1

jian4

zi4
keyword

zi4

shu4
number of written characters / number of words / word-count

zi4

ji4
handwriting

da3

zi4

ji1
typewriter

tu3

zi4
diction / enunciation / to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)

shi2

zi4

jun1
crusaders / army of crusaders / the Crusades

lao3

zi4

hao4
shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation

cuo4

bie2

zi4
incorrectly written or mispronounced characters

da4

zi4

bao4
big-character poster

dan1

zi4
single Chinese character / word (in a foreign language)

zhu2

zi4

zhu2

ju4
literal / word by word and phrase by phrase

zi4

jie2
byte

zi4

mu3

biao3
alphabet

qian1

zi4

bi3
felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen

ti2

zi4
inscription / autograph

zi4

zhen1

ju4

zhuo2
weighing every word

qian1

zi4
type / movable letters (printing)

shi2

zi4

jia4
cross / crucifix / yoke one has to endure

bai2

zhi3

hei1

zi4
(written) in black and white

ren4

zi4
literate / knowing how to read

wen2

zi4
character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL:個|个[ge4]

xiang4

xing2

wen2

zi4
pictogram / hieroglyph

kou1

zi4

yan3
to be fastidious about phrasing, diction, or choice of words

zi4

hua4
the strokes of a character / calligraphy and painting

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