kan3 =
k + an3

pit / threshold / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing water / ☵ | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

kan3 =
k + an3

old variant of 坎[kan3] / pit / hole | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - 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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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,
over 2 years ago


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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | 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,
over 2 years ago


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qian4 =
qi + an4

deficient / to owe / to lack / yawn | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts is pretty annoyed by Neanderthal Man, who is quarreling with a crane in Anchor Inn's bathroom. Neanderthal Man owes the crane some money. The crane is waving with the Dude's IOU note. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


The crane is waving with the Dude's IOU note. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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xx5

character component without any dedicated meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I think this looks like a crane; to the left is its wing, and to the right its head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

Words with


kan3

bei4

er3
Campbell (name)

kan3

ke3
bumpy (of a road) / rough (of life) / to be down on one's luck / to be full of frustrations and dashed hopes

kan3

r5
critical juncture / key moment

kan3

jian1
sleeveless jacket (usually cotton) / Chinese waistcoat

kan3

pa4

la1
Kampala, capital of Uganda

kan3

da4

ha1
Kandahar (town in Southern Afghanistan)

bu4

kan3

nan2
Buchanan (surname)

kan3

te4

bo2

lei2
Canterbury, England

xin1

kan3
bottom of one's heart

a1

li4

kan3

te4
Alicante

kan3

ke3

bu4

ping2
pot-holed and bumpy road (idiom); fig. full of disappointment and dashed hopes

kan3

lan3
to meet with misfortune

kan3

da4

ha1

sheng3
Kandahar province of Afghanistan

kan3

zi5
raised ground / bank

kan3

de2

la1
candela (unit of luminosity) / standard candle

ming4

tu2

kan3

ke3
to have a tough life / to meet much adversity in one's life

kan3

te4

bo2

lei2

da4

zhu3

jiao4
Archbishop of Canterbury, head of Church of England

kan3

te4

bo2

lai2

gu4

shi4

ji2
The Canterbury Tales, collection of stories by Geoffrey Chaucer 喬叟|乔叟[Qiao2 sou3]

kan3

jian1

r5
erhua variant of 坎肩[kan3 jian1]

kan3

bei4

er3

zhu1

ru2

cang1

shu3
Campbell's dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli)

keng1

kan3
uneven (road) / depression (in terrain)

you2

kan3
Rjukan (city in Norway)

chi4

kan3
Chikan district of Zhanjiang city 湛江市[Zhan4 jiang1 shi4], Guangdong

chi4

kan3

qu1
Chikan district of Zhanjiang city 湛江市[Zhan4 jiang1 shi4], Guangdong

men2

kan3
variant of 門檻|门槛[men2 kan3]

men2

kan3

r5
erhua variant of 門坎|门坎[men2 kan3]

a1

er3

kan3

ta3

la1
Alcántara, municipality in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain / Alcantara, Brazil space launch site

kan3

kun1
Cancún

tu3

kan3
earthen levee

tu3

kan3

r5
erhua variant of 土坎[tu3 kan3]

kan3

r5

jing3
karez, qanat or "horizontal well" (irrigation and water management system used in Xinjiang, Central Asia and Middle East)

kan3

kan3
(dialect) just now

kan3

ke3

duo1

chuan3
full of trouble and misfortune (usu. referring to someone's life)

kan3

pei2

la1
Canberra, capital of Australia (Tw)

kan3

ta3

bu4

lian2
Cantabria in north Spain

kan3

ta3

bu4

lian2

shan1

mai4
Cantabrian mountain range in north Spain dividing Asturias from Castilla-Leon

kan3

ta3

bu4

lian2

hai3
Bay of Biscay (Spanish: Mare Cantabrico)

kan3

ta3

bu4

li3

ya4
Cantabria, Spanish autonomous region, capital Santander 桑坦德[Sang1 tan3 de2]

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