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, about 3 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, about 4 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, about 3 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 3 years ago | add a painting


Looks like a Saint Bernard dog with only one eye. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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丿
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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


zi4

ran2

zhu3

yi4
naturalism (philosophy)

hua2

ran2
variant of 嘩然|哗然[hua2 ran2]

hua2

ran2
in uproar / commotion / causing a storm of protest / tumultuous

ou3

ran2

xing4
chance / fortuity / serendipity

mo4

ran2
silent / speechless

yi3

ran2
to be already so

zi4

ran2

jie4
nature / the natural world

tan3

ran2
calm / undisturbed

xin1

ran2
gladly / cheerfully

shan1

ran2

lei4

xia4
to shed silent tears (idiom)

mo4

ran2
indifferent / apathetic / cold

dan4

ran2
tranquil and calm / indifferent

zhi4

xu4

jing3

ran2
in perfect order

fan1

ran2
to change quickly and completely / also written 翻然

chu3

zhi1

tai4

ran2
to take things calmly (idiom); not losing one's cool

ran2

ze2
that being the case / then / in that case

hun2

ran2

tian1

cheng2
to resemble nature itself / of the highest quality (idiom)

tai4

ran2
calm / self-composed

yi4

ran2

jue2

ran2
without hesitation / resolutely / firmly

hong1

ran2
loudly / with a loud bang / a loud rumble

yue4

ran2

zhi3

shang4
to appear vividly on paper (idiom); to show forth vividly (in writing, painting etc) / to stand out markedly

da4

yi4

lin3

ran2
devotion to righteousness that inspires reverence (idiom)

ang2

ran2
upright and unafraid

jia2

ran2

er2

zhi3
with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of sound)

wei1

ran2
majestic / towering / imposing

ding4

ran2
certainly / of course

zhou4

ran2
suddenly / abruptly

piao1

piao1

ran2
elated / light and airy feeling (after a few drinks) / smug and conceited / complacent

mao4

ran2
rashly / hastily / without careful consideration

zi4

ran2

zai1

hai4
natural disaster

xiang3

dang1

ran2
to take sth for granted

qiao3

ran2
quietly / sorrowfully

zi4

ran2

shu4
natural number

zi4

ran2

bao3

hu4

qu1
nature reserve

yi1

ran2

ru2

gu4
back to where we were (idiom); absolutely no improvement / Things haven't changed at all.

fan1

ran2
to change quickly and completely / also written 幡然

mo4

ran2
suddenly / sudden

chang4

ran2
disappointed and frustrated

zi4

ran2

fa3
natural law

peng1

ran2

xin1

dong4
palpitating with eagerness to do sth (idiom)

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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