ran2 =
r + an2

correct / right / so / thus / like this / -ly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe is grilling some dog meat on his BBQ just inside Anchor Inn's entrance, but it's hard to do it correctly because of all the animal rights activists. They think it's not right to grill dog meat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

component related to fire or, in case of animals, legs | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this "fire" component by a grill. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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ran2 =
r + an2

dog meat / old variant of 然[ran2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Just inside Anchor Inn's entrance, Robinson Crusoe serves the St Bernard Dog Robinson's favourite dish from when he was stranded on that island. He serves it in a moon-shaped bowl, and it it some kind of meat, which the dog happily eats. He would be shocked to find out that it's dog meat he's eating. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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quan3 =
qu + an3

dog | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Cupid wants to play fetch with the Saint Bernard dog in Anchor Inn and throws a petal leaf over his head, but the dog just continues sleeping. Much to Cupid's surprise though, a big robot happily leaps after the petal leaf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Looks like a Saint Bernard dog with only one eye. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | 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,
almost 3 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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,
almost 3 years ago


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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

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

r

"r" is for Robinson Crusoe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an2

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


sui1

ran2
although / even though / even if (HSK level 3)

tu1

ran2
sudden / abrupt / unexpected (HSK level 3)

ran2

hou4
after / then (afterwards) / after that / afterwards (HSK level 3)

dang1

ran2
only natural / as it should be / certainly / of course / without doubt (HSK level 3)

ran2

er2
however / yet / but (HSK level 4)

guo3

ran2
really / sure enough / as expected / if indeed (HSK level 4)

reng2

ran2
still / yet (HSK level 4)

ji4

ran2
since / as / this being the case (HSK level 4)

hu1

ran2
suddenly / all of a sudden (HSK level 4)

zi4

ran2
nature / natural / naturally (HSK level 4)

jing4

ran2
unexpectedly / to one's surprise / in spite of everything / in that crazy way / actually / to go as far as to (HSK level 4)

yi1

ran2
still / as before (HSK level 5)

ou3

ran2
incidentally / occasional / occasionally / by chance / randomly (HSK level 5)

xian3

ran2
clear / evident / obvious(ly) (HSK level 5)

ju1

ran2
unexpectedly / to one's surprise / go so far as to (HSK level 5)

bu4

ran2
not so / no / or else / otherwise / if not (HSK level 5)

bi4

ran2
inevitable / certain / necessity (HSK level 5)

gong1

ran2
openly / publicly / undisguised (HSK level 6)

tian1

ran2

qi4
natural gas (HSK level 6)

yi4

ran2
firmly / resolutely / without hesitation (HSK level 6)

mang2

ran2
blankly / vacantly / at a loss (HSK level 6)

yao4

bu4

ran2
otherwise / or else / or (HSK level 6)

yi1

mu4

liao3

ran2
obvious at a glance (idiom) (HSK level 6)

yi1

mu4

liao3

ran2
obvious at a glance (idiom) (HSK level 6)

gu4

ran2
admittedly (it's true that...) (HSK level 6)

li3

suo3

dang1

ran2
as it should be by rights (idiom); proper and to be expected as a matter of course / inevitable and right (HSK level 6)

huang3

ran2

da4

wu4
to suddenly realize / to suddenly see the light (HSK level 6)

cheng2

ran2
indeed / true! (I agree with you)

su4

ran2

qi3

jing4
to feel deep veneration for sb (idiom)

xuan1

ran2

da4

bo1
tempest

zong4

ran2
even if / even though

huan4

ran2

yi1

xin1
to look completely new (idiom); brand new / changed beyond recognition

yan3

ran2
just like / solemn / dignified / neatly laid out

piao1

ran2
to float in the air / swiftly / nimbly / easy and relaxed

suo3

yi3

ran2
the reason why

yi2

ran2

zi4

de2
happy and content (idiom)

you1

ran2
unhurried / leisurely

fei3

ran2
(literary) remarkable / brilliant

hun2

ran2
completely / absolutely / undivided / totally mixed up / muddled

he4

ran2
awesomely / impressively / grand / furious rage

Example sentences for

 
Otherwise - just - eat - my, old Sun - this - one - fist
Or else taste my fist
 
since - Jade Emperor - invite - I, old Sun - fly to the sky
Although the Jade Emperor invited me to come to heaven
 
if - not
Or else
殿  
if not - surely - will - beat - on top - spirit - heaven - throne hall
If not, for sure I will destroy the heavenly palace
 
so many - troops - unexpectedly - unable to defeat - one - devil - monkey
So many troops unexpectedly were unable to defeat one single devil monkey

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