xu1 =
xu + Ø1

emptiness / void / abstract theory or guiding principles / empty or unoccupied / diffident or timid / false / humble or modest / (of health) weak / virtual / in vain | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Hermes (xu) and the bullfrog (业) were preparing for a football game in front of the space station (Ø1) and had already painted eye black stripes (虍) onto each other when suddenly a black hole (虚) appeared and sucked their eye black off again before collapsing. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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ye4 =
y + e4

surname Ye | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ye4 =
y + e4

line of business / industry / occupation / job / employment / school studies / enterprise / property / (Buddhism) karma / deed / to engage in / already | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I can't help but see a bullfrog in 业. Maud Younger finds that the climate in the Erechtheion's bathroom are perfect for her new business: growing bullfrogs. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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hu1 =
hu + Ø1

stripes of a tiger / "tiger" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 141) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Helga Horse wants some stripes badly. She's starting a Voodoo ceremony in front of the space station. With the help of her Voodoo staff, she summons a chocolate factory. She dips a seven-branched laser sword into the chocolate and paints zebra stripes on her body with it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - 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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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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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chang3 =
ch + ang3

factory / yard / depot / workhouse / works / (industrial) plant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a chocolate factory! Charlie Chaplin (ch) is overjoyed to see that in the Songgwangsa (ang3), a small chocolate factory (厂) is for sale. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

han3 =
h + an3

"cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27), occurring in 原, 历, 压 etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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qi1 =
qi + Ø1

seven / 7 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other components: the Seven-Branched Laser Sword. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

The Queen of Hearts is testing her new Seven-Branched Laser Sword in front of the space station. She's slicing flutes and shovels. - 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,
about 3 years ago


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ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

xu

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


qian1

xu1
modest / self-effacing / to make modest remarks (HSK level 5)

xu1

xin1
modest (HSK level 5)

xu1

rong2
vanity (HSK level 6)

xu1

wei3
false / hypocritical / artificial / sham (HSK level 6)

kong1

xu1
hollow / emptiness / meaningless (HSK level 6)

xu1

jia3
false / phony / pretense (HSK level 6)

xu1

huan4
imaginary / illusory

xu1

wu2
nothingness

tu2

you3

xu1

ming2
with an undeserved reputation (idiom); unwarranted fame / nowhere near as good as he's made out to be

gu4

nong4

xuan2

xu1
deliberately mystifying / to make sth unnecessarily complicated

xu1

kong1
void / hollow / empty

nong4

xu1

zuo4

jia3
to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery

xu1

shu4
imaginary number

xing2

tong2

xu1

she4
to exist in name only / empty shell / useless (idiom)

xu1

du4
to fritter away (one's time)

xu1
线
xian4
dotted line

xin1

xu1
lacking in confidence / diffident / to have a guilty conscience

xu1

rong2

xin1
vanity

xu1

gou4
to make up / fabrication / imaginary

xu1

kua1
to boast / to brag / boastful / exaggerative / pompous / bombastic

xu1

shi2
what is true and what is false / (to get to know) the real situation

xu1

ruo4
weak / in poor health

xu1

jing1
false alarm / panic rumor / CL:場|场[chang2]

xu1

qing2

jia3

yi4
false friendship / hypocritical show of affection

xu1

wang4
fabricated

ming2

bu4

xu1

chuan2
lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation / enjoys a well-deserved reputation

cheng2

xu1

er2

ru4
to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse

xu1

ming2
false reputation

xu1

ni3
fictitious / theoretical / virtual

xu1

zhang1

sheng1

shi4
(false) bravado / to bluff

xu1

bao4
to misreport / fraudulent report

zuo4

wu2

xu1

xi2
lit. a banquet with no empty seats / full house / capacity crowd / standing room only

bu4

xu1

ci3

xing2
the trip has not been made in vain / the trip has been well worthwhile / it's been a worthwhile trip

xu1

wu2

zhu3

yi4
nihilism

xu1

tuo1
to collapse (from dehydration or loss of blood) / heat exhaustion

xu1

xu1

shi2

shi2
hard to tell if it's real or sham

xu1

xiang4
virtual image

pi2

xu1
depletion of the spleen (Chinese medicine)

er3

ting1

wei2

xu1

,

yan3

jian4

wei2

shi2
Take what you hear to be false, only believe it when you see it (idiom). Don't believe what people tell you until you see if for yourself. / It ain't necessarily so.

zhang1

ruo4

xu1
Zhang Ruoxu (c. 660-720), Tang dynasty poet, author of yuefu poem River on a spring night 春江花月夜

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