xiao4 =
xi + ao4

filial piety or obedience / mourning apparel | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: mourning veil. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Marie Curie was breeding an egg in the Taos Pueblo's bathroom, and she even put a crown on it, so much she loved her little prince. Unfortunately the egg died, and thus Marie Curie put on her mourning veil. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

A banana made from clay. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


Looks a bit like a crown, which may very well have clay bananas attached to it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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丿
tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | 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,
about 4 years ago


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丿
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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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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 3 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

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HSK level: 5

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Words with


xiao4

shun4
filial piety / to be obedient to one's parents (HSK level 5)

dai4

xiao4
to wear mourning garb / to be in mourning

xiao4

zi3
filial son

xiao4

jing4
to show filial respect / to give presents (to one's elders or superiors) / to support one's aged parents

xiao4

dao5
filial piety (Confucian virtue) / to be a good son or daughter

shou3

xiao4
to observe mourning for one's parents

xiao4

xin1
filial piety (a Confucian obligation) / respect and obedience to one's parents

bu4

xiao4
unfilial

jin4

xiao4
to do one's filial duty

xiao4

gan3

di4

qu1
Xiaogan prefecture in Hubei

xiao4

gan3

shi4
Xiaogan prefecture level city in Hubei

xiao4

cheng2

wang2
King Xiaocheng of Zhao 趙國|赵国, reigned 266-245 BC

xiao4

chang1
Xiaochang county in Xiaogan 孝感[Xiao4 gan3], Hubei

xiao4

chang1

xian4
Xiaochang county in Xiaogan 孝感[Xiao4 gan3], Hubei

xiao4

fu2
mourning clothes

xiao4

jing1
Xiaojing (Classic of Filial Piety)

xiao4

yi4
Xiaoyi county level city in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁[Lu:3 liang2], Shanxi 山西

xiao4

yi4

shi4
Xiaoyi county level city in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁[Lu:3 liang2], Shanxi 山西

xiao4

su4
Xiaosu, posthumous name of Bao Zheng 包拯[Bao1 Zheng3] (999-1062), Northern Song official renowned for his honesty

dai4

xiao4
variant of 戴孝[dai4 xiao4]

diao4

xiao4
a condolence visit

yu2

xiao4
unquestioning filial piety

pi1

ma2

dai4

xiao4
to wear mourning clothes / to be in mourning / also written 披麻戴孝

pi1

ma2

dai4

xiao4
to wear mourning clothes / to be in mourning / also written 披麻帶孝|披麻带孝

ming2

xiao4

ling2
Ming tombs in Nanjing, tomb of founding Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋[Zhu1 Yuan2 zhang1], a World Heritage site

zeng1

xiao4

gu3
Zeng Xiaogu (1873-1937), actor and pioneer of Chinese drama in New Culture style

zhu1

xiao4

tian1
Ken Zhu (1979-), Taiwanese singer / actor

man3

xiao4
at the end of the mourning period / to fulfill one's filial duties of mourning

fu4

ci2

zi3

xiao4
benevolent father, filial son (idiom) / natural love between parents and children

bu4

xiao4

you3

san1

,

wu2

hou4

wei2

da4
There are three ways to be unfilial; having no sons is the worst. (citation from Mencius 孟子[Meng4 zi3])

bai3

shan4

xiao4

wei2

xian1
of all virtues filial piety is most important (idiom)

qin2

xiao4

gong1
Duke Xiao of Qin, 秦國|秦国[Qin2 guo2], ruled 361-338 BC during the Warring States Period

zhang1

xiao4

yan2
John Chang (Taiwan Foreign Minister)

tuo1

xiao4
to get through the mourning period

xie4

xiao4
to visit friends to thank them after a funeral

fei4

xiao4

tong1
Fei Xiaotong (1910-2005), Chinese sociologist

er4

shi2

si4

xiao4
the Twenty-four Filial Exemplars, classic Confucian text on filial piety from Yuan dynasty

zhong4

xiao4
mourning dress

zi3

xiao4

fu4

ci2
see 父慈子孝[fu4 ci2 zi3 xiao4]

xiao4

nan2
Xiaonan district of Xiaogan city 孝感市[Xiao4 gan3 shi4], Hubei

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