cai2 =
c + ai2

ability / talent / sb of a certain type / a capable individual / only / only then / just now | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The King of Chu has been bitten by a X-ray tube and has gained the special ability of X-ray vision. In the palace, he holds a banana in each hand; through his x-ray vision ability, he is able to see that in one of them there's a crowbar hidden, in the other one a flute. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


cai2 =
c + ai2

a moment ago / just now / (preceded by a clause of condition or reason) not until / (followed by a numerical clause) only | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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丿
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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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+
丿
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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ai2

"ai2" is just inside the entrance of the palace. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


gang1

cai2
just now / a moment ago (HSK level 3)

gang1

cai2
(just) a moment ago (HSK level 3)

ren2

cai2
talent / talented person / looks / attractive looks (HSK level 5)

cai2

gan4
ability / competence (HSK level 6)

tian1

cai2
talent / gift / genius / talented / gifted (HSK level 6)

cheng2

cai2
to make sth of oneself / to become a person who is worthy of respect

gui3

cai2

xin4
who would believe it! / what rubbish!

fang1

cai2
just now / then

duo1

cai2

duo1

yi4
multi-talented

cai2

zhi4
ability and wisdom

kou3

cai2
eloquence

cai2

xue2
talent and learning / scholarship

ren2

cai2

ji3

ji3
a galaxy of talent (idiom) / a great number of competent people

gao1

cai2

sheng1
student of great ability / talented student

cai2

yi4

xiu4
talent show

cai2

hua2
literary or artistic talent / CL:份[fen4]

bian4

cai2
eloquence

qu1

cai2
to waste talent

cong1

ming5

cai2

zhi4
intelligence and wisdom

qi2

cai2
genius

cai2

si1
imaginative power / creativeness

cai2

neng2
talent / ability / capacity

nu2

cai5
slave / fig. flunkey

xiu4

cai5
a person who has passed the county level imperial exam (historical) / scholar / skillful writer / fine talent

zhen1

cai2

shi2

xue2
solid learning / real ability and learning / genuine talent

cai2

qi4
talent (usually literary or artistic)

jiang1

lang2

cai2

jin4
Jiang Yan has exhausted his talent (idiom) / fig. to have used up one's creative powers / to have writer's block

quan2

cai2
all-rounder / versatile

cai2

hua2

heng2

yi4
brimming over with talent (esp. literary) / brilliant

cai2

zi3
gifted scholar

cai2

nu:3
talented girl

yong1

cai2
mediocrity

zi4

xue2

cheng2

cai2
a self-made genius

gan4

cai2
ability / capable

xian2

cai2
a genius / a talented person

bu4

cai2
untalented / I / me (humble)

cai2

shi2
ability and insight
怀
huai2

cai2

bu4

yu4
to cherish one's unrecognized talents (idiom); to have talent but no opportunity / not living up to one's abilities / under-achieving

shi4

cai2

ao4

wu4
to be inordinately proud of one's ability / to be conceited and contemptuous (idiom)

da4

cai2

xiao3

yong4
lit. making little use of great talent / to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

Example sentences for

 
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