ming2 =
mi + (e)ng2

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) / surname Ming / Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ming2 =
mi + (e)ng2

bright / opposite: dark 暗[an4] / (of meaning) clear / to understand / next / public or open / wise / generic term for a sacrifice to the gods | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A searchlight. Together with the moon, Marilyn Monroe is looking for the sun just inside the entrance of Stonehenge. To make the search easier they use a searchlight. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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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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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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

Stroke order

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

mi

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
(e)ng2

Just inside the entrance of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago

In Stonehenge's kitchen - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 months ago | add a painting

Words with


ming2

tian1
tomorrow (HSK level 1)

cong1

ming5
acute (of sight and hearing) / clever / intelligent / bright / smart (HSK level 3)

ming2

bai5
clear / obvious / unequivocal / to understand / to realize (HSK level 3)

zheng4

ming2
proof / certificate / identification / testimonial / CL:個|个[ge4] / to prove / to testify / to confirm the truth of (HSK level 4)

shuo1

ming2
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

fa1

ming2
to invent / invention / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

ming2

que4
clear-cut / definite / explicit / to clarify / to specify / to make definite (HSK level 5)

guang1

ming2
light / illumination / radiance (esp. glory of Buddha etc) / fig. bright prospects / openhearted (HSK level 5)

wen2

ming2
civilized / civilization / culture / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

ming2

xian3
clear / distinct / obvious (HSK level 5)

ming2

xing1
star / celebrity (HSK level 5)

tou4

ming2
transparent / open (non-secretive) (HSK level 5)

ming2

xin4

pian4
postcard (HSK level 5)

biao3

ming2
to make clear / to make known / to state clearly / to indicate / known (HSK level 5)

fen1

ming2
clear / distinct / evidently / clearly (HSK level 6)

xian1

ming2
bright / clear-cut / distinct (HSK level 6)

sheng1

ming2
statement / declaration / CL:項|项[xiang4],份[fen4] (HSK level 6)

ying1

ming2
wise / brilliant (HSK level 6)

kai1

ming2
enlightened / open-minded / enlightenment (HSK level 6)

ming2

ming2
obviously / plainly / undoubtedly / definitely (HSK level 6)

li2

ming2
dawn / daybreak (HSK level 6)

gao1

ming2
brilliant / superior / tall and bright (HSK level 6)

gao1

ming2
Gaoming district of Foshan city 佛山市[Fo2 shan1 shi4], Guangdong (HSK level 6)

shen2

ming2
deities / gods

zhi3

ming2
to show clearly / to designate / to indicate

ming2

bian4

shi4

fei1
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)

liu3

an4

hua1

ming2
lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope / light at the end of the tunnel

ming2

r5
(coll.) tomorrow / one of these days / some day

guang1

ming2

zheng4

da4
just and honorable / open and aboveboard / without tricks (idiom)

ming2

mei4
bright and beautiful

shuo1

ming2

shu1
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / CL:本[ben3]

tan4

ming2
to ascertain / to verify

yan2

ming2
strict and impartial / firm

bu4

ming2

bu4

bai2
obscure / dubious / shady

ming2

zhu1
pearl / jewel (of great value)

cong1

ming2

fan3

bei4

cong1

ming2

wu4
a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness may overreach itself / too smart for one's own good

zi4

zuo4

cong1

ming2
to think oneself clever (idiom) / self-styled genius / a smart aleck

xiao3

cong1

ming5
clever-clever / clever in trivial matters / sharp but petty-minded

fa1

ming2

jia1
inventor

lai2

lu4

bu4

ming2
unidentified origin / no-one knows where it comes from / of dubious background

Example sentences for

 
Your Majesty - indeed - is - god
Your Majesty indeed is a true god

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