ke3 =
k + e3

can / may / able to / to approve / to permit / to suit / (particle used for emphasis) certainly / very | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Karl Marx is challenging his abilities in the Erechtheion. He tries to force a nail into a mandarin, just by using his head. On top of that he tries to do so one thousand times, in order to create a bed of nails. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


ke4 =
k + e4

see 可汗[ke4 han2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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ding1 =
di + (e)ng1

surname Ding | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ding1 =
di + (e)ng1

fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / fourth in order / letter "D" or roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / butyl / cubes (of food) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Dorothy Gale balances a flute on a crowbar in front of Stonehenge. For this trick, she wins the fourth place in an artists competition and gets a quarter of a pizza as prize. Unfortunately, there is a big nail on the pizza piece. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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


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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 2

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

k

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
e3

In the Erechtheion - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
e4

In the Erechtheion's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


ke3

yi3
can / may / possible / able to (HSK level 2)

ke3

neng2
might (happen) / possible / probable / possibility / probability / maybe / perhaps / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

ke3

ai4
adorable / cute / lovely (HSK level 3)

ke3

lian2
pitiful / pathetic / to have pity on (HSK level 4)

ke3

xi1
it is a pity / what a pity / unfortunately (HSK level 4)

ke3

shi4
but / however (HSK level 4)

ke3

jian4
it can clearly be seen (that this is the case) / it is (thus) clear / clear / visible (HSK level 5)

ke3

kao4
reliable (HSK level 5)

ke3

pa4
awful / dreadful / fearful / formidable / frightful / scary / hideous / horrible / terrible / terribly (HSK level 5)

ning4

ke3
preferably / one would prefer to...(or not to...) / would rather / (would) be better to / (to pick) the lesser of two evils (HSK level 5)

ke3

kou3
tasty / to taste good (HSK level 6)

ke3

guan1
considerable / impressive / significant (HSK level 6)

nan2

neng2

ke3

gui4
rare and precious / valuable / remarkable (HSK level 6)

ke3

wu4
repulsive / vile / hateful / abominable (HSK level 6)

xu3

ke3
to allow / to permit (HSK level 6)

ren4

ke3
to approve / approval / acknowledgment / OK (HSK level 6)

ke3

xing2
feasible (HSK level 6)

wu2

ke3

nai4

he2
have no way out / have no alternative / abbr. to 無奈|无奈[wu2 nai4] (HSK level 6)

bu4

ke3

si1

yi4
inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable / unfathomable (HSK level 6)

wu2

ke3

feng4

gao4
(idiom) "no comment" (HSK level 6)

ke3

xiao4
funny / ridiculous (HSK level 6)

ke3

lian2

ba1

ba1
pathetic / pitiful

bu4

ke3

tong2

ri4

er2

yu3
lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in the same breath / incomparable

ji2

bu4

ke3

nai4
unable to wait

gao1

bu4

ke3

pan1
too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable

ke3

neng2

xing4
possibility / probability

wu2

xie4

ke3

ji1
invulnerable

bu4

ke3

shou1

shi2
irremediable / unmanageable / out of hand / hopeless

wu2

ke3

zhi4

yi2
cannot be doubted (idiom)

le4

bu4

ke3

zhi1
overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch

bu4

ke3

yi1

shi4
to consider oneself unexcelled in the world / to be insufferably arrogant

bu4

ke3

yu2

yue4
impassable / insurmountable / insuperable

ji2

ji2

ke3

wei1
imminent danger (idiom); approaching a crisis

ren3

wu2

ke3

ren3
more than one can bear (idiom); at the end of one's patience / the last straw

ke3

bei1
lamentable

ji2

ke3
equivalent to 就可以 / can then (do sth) / can immediately (do sth) / (do sth) and that will suffice

ke3

xin4

du4
degree of credibility / reliability

jin3

ke3

neng2
as far as possible / to do one's utmost

bu4

ke3

kai1

jiao1
to be awfully (busy etc)

shi4

ke3

er2

zhi3
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead

Example sentences for

 
But - do - not - know - king - inside the sea - can - go
But is the king able to enter the sea?
 
Unfortunately - too - thick - a little - slim - a little - just - good - (le)
What a pity that it is a bit too thick! A little thinner would be better
 
His Majesty - absolutely - cannot - see - lightly
His Majesty absolutely cannot look at him lightly
 
with - you - this - Mount Huaguo - but - substantially different
Compared with your Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, it is substantially different
 
great king - you - if - not - go - take a look - that - wouldn't it - be - a pity - ?
Great king, wouldn't it be a pity if you didn't go to take a look at it?
 
but - have - edict
Do you have an edict, though?
穿  
this - is - official - clothes - not - can - not - wear
These are the official clothes, you have to wear them

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