shao3 =
sh + ao3

few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

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


Sherlock is playing golf with a few daisies in the Taos Pueblo. He's using a banana as a golf club and the daisies' heads as balls. There are only a few left. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


shao4 =
sh + ao4

young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+
xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ao3

In the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


duo1

shao3
number / amount / somewhat (HSK level 1)

duo1

shao5
how much / how many / which (number) / as much as (HSK level 1)

zhi4

shao3
at least / (to say the) least (HSK level 4)

jian3

shao3
to lessen / to decrease / to reduce / to lower (HSK level 4)

que1

shao3
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack (HSK level 4)

qing1

shao4

nian2
adolescent / youth / teenager (HSK level 5)

shao4

wei4
second lieutenant (army rank)

shao4

xiao4
junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander

huo4

duo1

huo4

shao3
more or less

shao3

xu3
a little / a few

shao4

nu:3
girl / young lady

nian2

shao4
young / junior

shao4

jiang4
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal

shao3

bu5

liao3
cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many

shao4

nan2

shao4

nu:3
boys and girls / teenagers

shao4

nian2
youngster / juvenile

bi4

bu4

ke3

shao3
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential

shao3

you3
rare / infrequent

shao3

shu4

min2

zu2
national minority / ethnic group

shao4

nian2

fan4
young criminal / juvenile delinquent

xi1

shao3
sparse / rare

shao3

shu4
small number / few / minority

shao4

lin2
the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school

shao4

er2
child

duo1

duo1

shao3

shao3
to some extent / more or less

nan2

nu:3

lao3

shao4
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages / each and everyone

shao3

lai2
refrain (from doing sth) / (coll.) Come on! / Give me a break! / Save it!

que1

yi1

shao3

shi2
short of food and clothing / destitute

shao4

zhuang4

pai4
young guard / young and vigorous group with new ideas / new wave

ren2

yan1

xi1

shao3
no sign of human habitation (idiom); desolate

seng1

duo1

zhou1

shao3
lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom) / fig. not enough to go around / demand exceeds supply

bu4

shao3
many / a lot / not few

shao4

fu4
young married woman

shao3

jian4
rare / not familiar (to the speaker) / sth rarely experience / hard to see

shao4

ye5
son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)

shao3

liang4
a smidgen / a little bit / a few

lao3

shao4
the old and the young

xiong1

duo1

ji2

shao3
everything bodes ill, no positive signs (idiom); inauspicious / everything points to disaster

shao4

lin2

si4
Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks

shao4

nai3

nai5
young lady of the house / wife of the young master

Example sentences for

 
Just - because - hand - center - lack - suitable - weapon
It is just because I do not have a suitable weapon
 
your majesty - imerial - horse - prison - lack - manage - horse - official
Your Majesty, the stable is missing a keeper
 
if - lack - one - horse - take care - you - skull
If only one horse is missing, you should worry about your head
 
this year - heavenly peach - how - lack - (le)
Why are there so few peaches this year?
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