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
+
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,
over 4 years ago

Words with


bi4

ran2

wang2

guo2
realm of necessity (philosophy)

xin1

jing4

zi4

ran2

liang2
a calm heart keeps you cool (idiom)

liao3

ran2

yu2

xiong1
to be well aware of sth / to understand clearly

zi4

ran2

zhi1

you3
Friends of Nature (Chinese environmental NGO)

zi4

ran2

ren2
natural person (law) / see also 法人[fa3 ren2]

zi4

ran2

shi3
natural history (i.e. botany and zoology)

zi4

ran2

shu4

ji2
natural numbers' sequence

zi4

ran2

tiao2

jian4
natural conditions

zi4

ran2

xian4

xiang4
natural phenomenon

fei4

ran2
depressed / dejected

zi4

ran2

liao2

fa3
natural therapy

zi4

ran2

shen2

lun4
deism, theological theory of God who does not interfere in the Universe

zi4

ran2

ke1

xue2

ji1

jin1

hui4
natural science fund

zi4

ran2

jing1

ji4
natural economy (exchange of goods by bartering not involving money)

zi4

ran2

yu3

yan2
natural language

zi4

ran2

tong2
natural copper / chalcopyrite / copper iron sulfide CuFeS2

zi4

ran2

feng1

guang1
nature and scenery

fan1

ran2

gai3

tu2
to change a plan as quickly as a flag (changes in the wind)(idiom)

zhan3

ran2
outstanding / towering

ji4

ran2
silent / quiet

wan3

ran2
as if / just like

xue2

ran2

hou4

zhi1

bu4

zu2
to learn is to know one's ignorance (the Book of Rites 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4])

chuan2

dao4

qiao2

tou2

zi4

ran2

zhi2
lit. when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current (proverb) / fig. everything will be all right / cf 車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直

ruo4

ran2
if / if so

mang2

ran2

shi1

cuo4
at a loss (idiom)

mo4

bu4

ran2
equally true for (all the rest) / the same thing applies (for everyone)

zhuo2

ran2
really / indeed

gai4

ran2

xing4
probability

wei4

ran2

cheng2

feng1
to have become common practice (idiom) / to become a general trend

dang4

ran2
vanished from the face of the earth / all gone / nothing left

xiao1

ran2
desolate / empty

meng4

hao4

ran2
Meng Haoran (689-740), Tang Dynasty Poet

ai3

ran2
amicable / amiable

qu2

ran2
(literary) to be pleasantly surprised

zi1

ran2

qin2
cumin

rong2

ran2
in harmony / happy together

zi1

ran2
cumin (Cuminum cyminum)

jie2

ran2

yi1

shen1
to be all alone in the world

yan1

ran2

yi1

xiao4
to smile sweetly

yan1

ran2
beautiful / sweet / engaging

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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