tong1 =
tu + (e)ng1

to go through / to know well / (suffix) expert / to connect / to communicate / open / to clear / classifier for letters, telegrams, phone calls etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In front of Stonehenge a pile of yongzhong bells were blocking the way. Tommy Turtle attended to the matter and cleared the way. He lined the bells up to two lines, put on his gladiator sandals and now marches right through this path screened by walls on two sides like a roman general. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


tong4 =
tu + (e)ng4

classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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tong3 =
tu + (e)ng3

variant of 桶[tong3], bucket / (classifier) cubic dry measure (5 pecks 五斗, approx half-liter) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

the Yongjiang river 甬江[Yong3 jiang1] through Ningbo 寧波|宁波[Ning2 bo1] / abbr. for Ningbo | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

path screened by walls on both sides | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: The path screened by walls to both sides could be the grave of Marquis Yi of Zeng. In his grave, a massive set of 64 bianzhong bells was found, of which 45 were 甬钟 bells. Thus, I'm going to represent 甬 by one of these yongzhong bells. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Inside of Stonehenge, Aphrodite wanted to learn how to box. She made the right choice to wear boxing gloves, but as she had no punchbag she used a 甬钟. Like a boss she entered the ring through a path screened by walls on both sides. Unfortunately after her first punch she already had to use the first aid kit, because the bell was way too hard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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yong4 =
yu + (e)ng4

to use / to employ / to have to / to eat or drink / expense or outlay / usefulness / hence / therefore | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a first aid kit. Can you see the cross on the container? - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Aphrodite hurt her leg when she slipped in Stonehenge's bathroom. The moon helps her to splint her leg using the bathroom's first aid kit and a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - 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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xx5

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

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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chuo4 =
chu + o4

to walk (side part of split character) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Chantal Chicken tries out her new gladiator sandals in Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

tu

Tommy Turtle - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


pu3

tong1

hua4
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech (HSK level 3)

jiao1

tong1
to be connected / traffic / transportation / communications / liaison (HSK level 4)

tong1

guo4
by means of / through / via / to pass through / to get through / to adopt / to pass (a bill or inspection etc) / to switch over (HSK level 4)

tong1

zhi1
to notify / to inform / notice / notification / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

tong1

xun4
communications / news story / dispatch / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

gou1

tong1
to join / to connect / to link up / to communicate (HSK level 5)

tong1

chang2
regular / usual / normal / usually / normally (HSK level 5)

tong1

yong4
common (use) / interchangeable (HSK level 6)

liu2

tong1
to circulate / to distribute / circulation / distribution (HSK level 6)

chang4

tong1
unimpeded / free-flowing / straight path / unclogged / move without obstruction (HSK level 6)

tong1

huo4

peng2

zhang4
inflation (HSK level 6)

tong1

su2
common / everyday / average (HSK level 6)

ka3

tong1
cartoon (loanword) (HSK level 6)

jing1

tong1
proficient (HSK level 6)

tong1

feng1

kou3
air vent / opening for ventilation

tong1

hua4
to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call

da3

tong1
to open access / to establish contact / to remove a block / to put through (a phone connection)

tong1

xun4

she4
a news service (e.g. Xinhua)

tong1

che1
open to traffic

jiao1

tong1

fei4
transport costs

tong1

dian4

hua4
to phone sb up

shui3

xie4

bu4

tong1
lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic)

tong1

qi4

kong3
an airvent / a louvre / airflow orifice

yi1

qiao4

bu4

tong1
lit. doesn't (even) enter a single aperture (of one's head) / I don't understand a word (idiom) / it's all Greek to me

tong1

ji1

fan4
wanted criminal / fugitive (from the law)

lian2

tong1
China United Telecommunications Corporation / abbr. to China Unicom or Unicom / abbr. of 中國聯通|中国联通

lian2

tong1
connection / link / to link together

tong1

xun4

wei4

xing1
communications satellite

tong1

xiao1

da2

dan4
overnight until daybreak (idiom); all night long / day and night

tong1

dao4
Tongdao Dong autonomous county in Huaihua 懷化|怀化[Huai2 hua4], Hunan

tong1

dao4
(communications) channel / thoroughfare / passage

shen2

tong1
remarkable ability / magical power

tong1

da2
to understand clearly / to be sensible or reasonable / understanding

guan4

tong1
to link up / to thread together

xiang1

tong1
interlinked / connected / communicating / in communication / accommodating

mai3

tong1
to bribe

tong1

qing2

da2

li3
fair and reasonable (idiom); sensible / standing to reason

tong1

li4
to cooperate / concerted effort

bai3

shi4

tong1
knowledgeable person / know all

da4

tong1
Datong district of Huainan city 淮南市[Huai2 nan2 shi4], Anhui / Datong Hui and Tu autonomous county in Xining 西寧|西宁[Xi1 ning2], Qinghai

Example sentences for

 
This - waterfall - under - (leads) directly (to) - eastern sea - dragon palace
Under the waterfall there is a direct connection to the dragon palace of the eastern sea
 
I, old Sun - want to - see - this - old - dragon king - quickly - announce
I want to see you old dragon king. Quick, announce my arrival
 
that - devil - monkey - can - have - remarkable ability - it would be better to - beat him at his own game
That devil monkey indeed has remarkable abilities; it would be better to beat him at his own game

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