huai4 =
hu + ai4

bad / spoiled / broken / to break down / (suffix) to the utmost | 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,
almost 3 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,
almost 3 years ago
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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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,
almost 3 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,
almost 3 years ago


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huai2 =
hu + ai2

to carry in the bosom or the sleeve / to wrap, to conceal | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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shui3 =
shu + ei3

archaic variant of 水[shui3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As archaic symbol for an archaic character I choose the aqueduct. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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shui3 =
shu + ei3

surname Shui | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shui3 =
shu + ei3

water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sheldon Shrimp just climbed the Eiffel tower. He's really thirsty, so he's glad to find a water fountain. After he quenches his thirst, he also finds a snack: A banana is swimming in the water. He never ate a banana before, so he tries a mix of different methods: Putting on a fake beak to pick on the banana, holding it with a finger and peeling it with a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
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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, 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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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,
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


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wang3 =
w + ang3

net (Kangxi radical 122) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one just looks like a fishing net. Willy walrus is trying to fish frozen fish from the freezer inside the Songgwangsa. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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yi1 =
y + Ø1

clothes / CL:件[jian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: kilt. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


In front of the space station, Maud Younger doesn't have a wardrobe, but just a step ladder. It's still enough for her kilt though, which she can just put over the ladder so that it doesn't lose its form, and her beret, which she puts on top of the ladder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


yi4 =
y + Ø4

to dress / to wear / to put on (clothes) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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𧘇
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𧘇
xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𧘇

This looks like someone (人) stepping over something, tubes or whatever. I'm gonna represent 𧘇 with a stepladder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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𧘇
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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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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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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

hu

Helga Horse - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ai4

"ai4" is in the palace's bathroom. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


po4

huai4
destruction / damage / to wreck / to break / to destroy (HSK level 5)

bai4

huai4
to ruin / to corrupt / to undermine (HSK level 6)

sun3

huai4
to damage / to injure (HSK level 6)

huai4

ren2
bad person / villain

huai4

xue4

bing4
scurvy

huai4

shi4
to ruin sth / to spoil / to sour / to make things bad / evil deed / bad action / dishonesty / criminality / corruption

xia4

huai4
to be really frightened

huai4

dan4
bad egg / scoundrel / bastard

huai4

si3
necrosis

huai4

dong1
西
xi5
bastard / scoundrel / rogue

po4

huai4

xing4
destructive

qi4

ji2

bai4

huai4
flustered and exasperated / utterly discomfited
使
shi3

huai4
to play dirty tricks / to be up to mischief

huai4

hua4
unpleasant talk / malicious words

huai4

ju1
gangrene

kang4

huai4

xue4

suan1
vitamin C / ascorbic acid

hui3

huai4
to damage / to devastate / to vandalize / damage / destruction

huai4

chu5
harm / troubles / CL:個|个[ge4]

hao3

huai4
good or bad / good and bad / standard / quality

chong3

huai4
to spoil (a child etc)

huai4

zhang4
bad debt

beng1

huai4
crash / breakdown (of social values etc) / burst / to crumble / to collapse

beng1

huai4

zuo4

yong4
mass wasting (geology) / slope movement

dai4

huai4
to lead astray

nong4

huai4
to ruin / to spoil / to break

guan4

huai4
to spoil (a child)

shuai1

huai4
to drop and break

jiao1

huai4
to misguide / to corrupt (sb)

shi2

hao3

shi2

huai4
sometimes good, sometimes bad

an4

hei1

po4

huai4

shen2
Diablo (video game series)

xiu3

huai4
rotten

wan2

r5

huai4
to play tricks on somebody

nan2

ren2

bu4

huai4

,

nu:3

ren2

bu4

ai4
women love bad guys

po4

huai4

wu2

yi2
damaged beyond repair

li3

huai4

yue4

beng1
rites and music are in ruins (idiom); fig. society in total disarray

li3

beng1

yue4

huai4
rites collapse, music spoilt (idiom); degeneration of feudal religious rites / Things ain't what they used to be.

li3

yue4

beng1

huai4
rites and music are in ruins (idiom); fig. society in total disarray

lei4

huai4
to become exhausted

nian1

r5

huai4
appearing genuine, but actually nasty or devious / see also 蔫土匪[nian1 tu3 fei3]

bian4

huai4
to get worse / to degenerate

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