yan1 =
y + an1

narrow pass / throat / pharynx | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan4 =
y + an4

variant of 嚥|咽[yan4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan4 =
y + an4

to swallow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ye4 =
y + e4

to choke (in crying) | 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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yin1 =
y + (e)n1

cause / reason / because | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the close reasoner René Descartes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


In front of the Forbidden City, René Descartes, Maud Younger and a robot a starting a big rave. The robot sits inside a big box and is the master of ceremony, while René and Maud are dancing on the square. They started this rave to collect money for a good cause. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 6

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
e4

In the Erechtheion's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


tun1

yan4
to swallow / to gulp (HSK level 6)

yan4

xia4
to swallow / to suppress

geng3

ye4
to choke with emotion / to choke with sobs

yan1

hou2
throat

yan1

yan2
pharyngitis

lang2

tun1

hu3

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

yan4

qi4
to die / to breathe one's last

wu1

ye4
to sob / to whimper

yan4

zhu4
to suppress (a sob, harsh words etc)

e4

jin1

kong4

yan1
to secure a stranglehold (idiom); fig. to hold a strategic pass

chou1

ye4
to sob

geng3

ye4
variant of 哽咽[geng3 ye4]

xi4

jiao2

man4

yan4
to eat slowly (idiom)

er3

bi2

yan1

hou2
ear nose and throat / otolaryngology

bi2

yan1
nose and throat

qian2

yan1
prepharynx (biology)

bi2

yan1

ai2
cancers of the nose and throat / Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma NPC (medical)

tun1

yan4

kun4

nan2
dysphagia (medicine)

yan1

xia2
isthmus of the fauces

yan1

xia2

yan2
angina / sore throat

yan1

tou2
pharynx

yan1

gu3

guan3
Eustachian tube (linking pharynx 咽 to tympanic cavity 鼓室 of middle ear) / auditory tube

hou2

yan1
laryngopharynx / fig. a key position

yan4

xia4

kun4

nan2
dysphagia (medicine)

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