si4 =
s + Ø4

Buddhist temple / mosque / government office (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Socrates built a Buddhist temple in the space station's bathroom. To protect it from being destroyed while floating around in zero gravity, he built a protective frame made out of mud around it. After finishing it he inspects it and thinks "thumbs up", because he is proud of his work. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: a Buddhist shrine. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, 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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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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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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HSK level: 5

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

s

Socrates. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


si4

miao4
temple / monastery / shrine (HSK level 5)

qing1

zhen1

si4
mosque

si4

yuan4
cloister / temple / monastery / CL:座[zuo4]

fo2

si4
Buddhist temple

shao4

lin2

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

ta3

gong1

si4
Lhagang temple in Dartsendo county 康定縣|康定县[Kang1 ding4 xian4], Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan

ta3

er3

si4
Kumbum (Chinese Ta'er), monastery in Qinhai, formerly Amdo province of Tibet

da4

si4

yuan4
abbey / large monastery

da4

ci2

en1

si4
Daci'en Buddhist temple in Xi'an

da4

zhao1

si4
Jokhang, main Buddhist temple in Lhasa, a sacred place of Tibetan Buddhism

tai4

pu2

si4
Court of imperial stud, office originally charged with horse breeding / Taibus banner in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xi1 lin2 guo1 le4 meng2], Inner Mongolia

tai4

pu2

si4

qing1
Minister of imperial stud, originally charged with horse breeding

tai4

pu1

si4

qi2
Taibus banner in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xi1 lin2 guo1 le4 meng2], Inner Mongolia

jia1

shan1

si4
Jiashan Temple, Buddhist temple in Shimen 石门, Changde 常德, Hunan, the purported final home and burial place of late Ming peasant rebel leader Li Zicheng 李自成

xiao3

zhao1

si4
Ramoche Temple, Lhasa

hui4

yuan3

si4
Huiyuan Monastery in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县[Dao4 fu2 xian4], Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan

ci2

zhao4

si4
Jishōji in northeast Kyōto 京都, Japan, the official name of Ginkakuji or Silver pavilion 銀閣寺|银阁寺[yin2 ge2 si4]

xuan2

kong1

si4
Xuankong Temple or Suspended Temple near Yanyuan in Shanxi

la1

bu3

leng4

si4
Labrang monastery, Tibetan: bLa-brang bkra-shis-'khyil, in Xiahe county 夏河縣|夏河县[Xia4 he2 xian4], Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Gansu, formerly Amdo province of Tibet

fa3

yuan2

si4
Fayuan or Source of the Law temple in Beijing

fa3

long1

si4
Hōryūji, complex of Buddhist temples near Nara 奈良, Japan, dating back to the Asuka period 飛鳥時代|飞鸟时代 (c. 600)

hai3

yin4

si4
Haeinsa in South Gyeongsang province of South Korea, the repository of Tripitaka Koreana 高麗大藏經|高丽大藏经[Gao1 li2 da4 zang4 jing1], a World Heritage site

qing1

shui3

si4
Kiyomizu temple in east Kyōto 京都, Japan

tan2

zhe4

si4
Tanzhe Temple

gan1

dan1

si4
Ganden monastery, Tibetan: dGa' ldan rNam rgyal gling, Dagzê county 達孜縣|达孜县[Da2 zi1 xian4], Lhasa, Tibet

bai2

ta3

si4
Baita temple in Lanzhou 蘭州|兰州[Lan2 zhou1]

bai2

ma3

si4
the Baima or White Horse Temple in Luoyang, one of the earliest Buddhist temples in China

hong2

si4

bao3
Hongsibao district of Wuzhong city 吳忠市|吴忠市[Wu2 zhong1 shi4], Ningxia

hong2

si4

bao3

qu1
Hongsibao district of Wuzhong city 吳忠市|吴忠市[Wu2 zhong1 shi4], Ningxia

hong2

si4

bao3

zhen4
Hongsibao district of Wuzhong city 吳忠市|吴忠市[Wu2 zhong1 shi4], Ningxia

se4

la1

si4
Sera monastery near Lhasa, Tibet

he2

ze2

si4
Heze temple in Fuzhou, Fujian

pao3

le5

he2

shang4

,

pao3

bu4

liao3

si4
the monk can run away, but the temple won't run with him (idiom) / you can run this time, but you'll have to come back / I'll get you sooner or later

jin1

shan1

si4
Jinshan Temple, where Fahai lives (from Madam White Snake)

jin1

ge2

si4
Kinkakuji or Golden pavilion in northwest Kyōto 京都, Japan / informal name of Buddhist temple Rokuonji 鹿苑寺[Lu4 yuan4 si4]

yin2

ge2

si4
Ginkakuji or Silver pavilion in northeast Kyōto 京都, Japan / officially called Jishōji 慈照寺[Ci2 zhao4 si4]

ling2

gu3

si4
Linggu temple (Nanjing)

ling2

qiao3

si4
Nyitso Monastery in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县[Dao4 fu2 xian4], Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
鹿
lu4

yuan4

si4
Rokuonji in northwest Kyōto 京都, Japan / the formal name of Kinkakuji or Golden pavilion 金閣寺|金阁寺[Jin1 ge2 si4] as Buddhist temple

long2

an1

si4
Ryōanji, temple in northwest Kyōto 京都, Japan with famous rock garden

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