cun4 =
cu + (e)n4

a unit of length / inch / thumb | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kitty Cat is playing with a petal leaf in the Forbidden City's bathroom. She's keeping it in the air by hitting it with a flute and a crowbar. It's so much fun that she thinks to herself "thumbs up". - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 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,
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, about 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

cu

Kitty Cat - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Nova,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
(e)n4

In the Forbidden City's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


fen1

cun5
propriety / appropriate behavior / proper speech or action / within the norms (HSK level 6)

cun4

cao3

bu4

sheng1
lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom) / fig. barren

fang1

cun4
square cun (Chinese unit of area: 1 cun × 1 cun, or 3⅓ cm × 3⅓ cm) / heart / mind

shou3

wu2

cun4

tie3
lit. not an inch of steel (idiom); unarmed and defenseless

shu3

mu4

cun4

guang1
short-sighted

ying1

cun4
inch (unit of length equal to 2.54 cm.)

de2

cun4

jin4

chi3
lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains / give him an inch, and he'll want a mile

cun4

bu4

bu4

li2
to follow somebody closely; to keep close to (idiom)

gan1

chang2

cun4

duan4
lit. liver and guts cut to pieces (idiom); broken hearted / all cut up

chi3

cun5
size / dimension / measurement

cun4

bu4

nan2

xing2
unable to move a single step (idiom) / to be in an (extremely) difficult situation

tou2

cun4
money market

chi3

duan3

cun4

chang2
abbr. for 尺有所短,寸有所長|尺有所短,寸有所长[chi3 you3 suo3 duan3 , cun4 you3 suo3 chang2]

xi1

cun4

yin1
to cherish every moment / to make good use of one's time

san1

cun4

bu4

lan4

zhi1

she2
to have a silver tongue / to have the gift of the gab

rou2

chang2

cun4

duan4
lit. to feel as if one's intestines have been cut short / broken-hearted (idiom)

biao1

zhun3

chi3

cun4
gauge

mei2

fen1

cun4
inappropriate / bad-mannered

liang2

chi3

cun4
to measure sb's height

chi3

you3

suo3

duan3

,

cun4

you3

suo3

chang2
lit. for some things a foot may be too short, and for the other an inch will suffice (proverb) / fig. everyone has their strong and weak points / everything has its advantages and disadvantages

yi1

cun4

guang1

yin1

yi1

cun4

jin1
lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold. (idiom) / fig. free time is to be treasured

yi1

cun4

guang1

yin1

yi1

cun4

jin1

,

cun4

jin1

nan2

mai3

cun4

guang1

yin1
lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold, money cannot buy you time. (idiom) / fig. Time is precious and must be treasured.

cun4

kou3
location on wrist over the radial artery where pulse is taken in TCM

cun4

kou3

mai4
pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)

cun4

gui3
see 寸陰|寸阴[cun4 yin1]

cun4

bu4

nan2

yi2
see 寸步難行|寸步难行[cun4 bu4 nan2 xing2]

cun4

mai4
pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)

cun4

jin1

nan2

mai3

cun4

guang1

yin1
An ounce of gold can't buy you an interval of time (idiom); Money can't buy you time. / Time is precious.

cun4

yin1
a very brief period of time (lit. the time it takes for a shadow to move an inch)

chi3

cun5

guo4

da4
oversize (baggage, cargo etc)

gong1

cun4
decimeter

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