ke4 =
k + e4

customer / visitor / guest | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Karl Marx is receiving a visit in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. His guest is wearing a graduation cap and a dress made of stars. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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ge4 =
g + e4

each / every | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Each and every one of us is made of atoms, of which most were created in a star (from lighter atoms). That's why I choose to represent this character by a star. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


Guy Fawkes is stepping on a mandarin with high heels in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. As he squeezes, the mandarin suddenly explodes in a rain of stars. Each and every one of them is shining brighter than the others. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

"walk slowly" component in Chinese characters / see also 冬字頭|冬字头[dong1 zi4 tou2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In high heels, one can walk only slowly. George Washington is wearing high heels inside the space station. He's not only walking slowly, he even slips on a banana! He's lucky to land on a boxing glove. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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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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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
e4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

Words with


bu4

ke4

qi5
you're welcome / don't mention it / impolite / rude / blunt (HSK level 1)

ke4

ren2
visitor / guest / customer / client / CL:位[wei4] (HSK level 3)

gu4

ke4
client / customer / CL:位[wei4] (HSK level 4)

qing3

ke4
to give a dinner party / to entertain guests / to invite to dinner (HSK level 4)

ke4

ting1
drawing room (room for arriving guests) / living room / CL:間|间[jian1] (HSK level 5)

ke4

guan1
objective / impartial (HSK level 5)

hao4

ke4
hospitality / to treat guests well / to enjoy having guests / hospitable / friendly (HSK level 6)

ke4

hu4
client / customer (HSK level 6)

bin1

ke4
guests / visitors

hui2

tou2

ke4
repeat customer

shu2

ke4
frequent visitor

ke4

chuan4
amateur player in theater / guest performer (in a show) / guest appearance (in film credits)

zhu2

ke4

ling4
the First Emperor's order to expel the foreigners / an order to expel guests / fig. xenophobia

cheng2

ke4
passenger

ke4

yun4
passenger traffic

ke4

guan1
(polite appellation for a guest at a hotel etc)

ke4

qi5

hua4
words of politeness / politesse / decorous talking / talk with propriety

ke4

zuo4

jiao4

shou4
visiting professor / guest professor

shui4

ke4
(old) itinerant political adviser / (fig.) lobbyist / go-between / mouthpiece / also pr. [shuo1 ke4]

bu4

su4

zhi1

ke4
uninvited or unexpected guest

ke4

ji1
passenger plane

zuo4

ke4
to be a guest or visitor

biao1

ke4
armed escort (of travelers or merchants' caravans)

ke4

dui4
visiting team (sports)

ke4

chuan2
passenger ship

piao2

ke4
patron of a brothel

ke4

cang1
passenger cabin

ke4

fang2
guest room

hao2

bu4

ke4

qi5
no trace of politeness / unrestrained (criticism)

ke4

lun2
passenger ship

bo2

ke4
blog (loanword) / weblog / blogger

qian2

ke4
broker / agent

guo4

ke4
passing traveler / transient guest / sojourner

you2

ke4
traveler / tourist

zheng4

ke4
politician

jian4

ke4
fencer (i.e. sportsman involved in fencing)

ke4

zhan4
tavern / guest house / inn / hotel

ke4

qi5
polite / courteous / formal / modest

ke4

tao4

hua4
conventional greeting / polite formula

lai2

ke4
guest

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