yin2 =
y + (e)n2

3rd earthly branch: 3-5 a.m., 1st solar month (4th February-5th March), year of the Tiger | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a plush tiger.

Maud Younger (y) and her plush tiger (寅) just graduated. Wearing their graduation hats (宀) they come out of the entrance of the Forbidden City ((e)n2) where they had to study for years and celebrate their new freedom by drinking cuba libres (由). They also are overjoyed that finally they can spend their time just having fun: the plush tiger uses a flute (一) as a bat to shoot an eightball (八) into Maud's direction, who catches it using her graduation cap as baseball glove. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year 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,
about 3 years ago


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - 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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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, 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
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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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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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you2 =
y + ou2

to follow / from / it is for...to / reason / cause / because of / due to / to / to leave it (to sb) / by (introduces passive verb) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 自由古巴, a cuba libre. The character 由 itself even looks like a cuba libre.

Maud Younger (y) is taking part in a charity auction just inside the Louvre's entrance (ou2). She is auctioning the dinosaur bone (丨) next to her and is speaking into a microphone (曰). In the other hand she is holding a cuba libre (由), and she is already quite drunk. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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, over 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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yue1 =
yu + e1

to speak / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is selling flutes in front of the Erechtheion. She has a whole box of them, and she's advertising them by using a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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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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,
about 3 years ago

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has no simplified variant.

is not part of the HSK.

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
(e)n2

Just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


bing3

yin2
third year C3 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1986 or 2046

tang2

yin2
Tang Bohu 唐伯虎 or Tang Yin (1470-1523), Ming painter and poet, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子

ren2

yin2
thirty ninth year I3 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1962 or 2022

yin2

chi1

mao3

liang2
lit. eating away next year's food in advance / fig. to dip into the next month's check / live now, pay later

yin2

zhi1

mao3

liang2
see 寅吃卯糧|寅吃卯粮[yin2 chi1 mao3 liang2]

yin2

shi2
3-5 am (in the system of two-hour subdivisions used in former times)

yin2

hu3
Year 3, year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)

geng1

yin2
twenty seventh year G3 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2010 or 2070

wu4

yin2
fifteenth year E3 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1998 or 2058

jia3

yin2
51st year A3 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1974 or 2034

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