dian3 =
di + an3

point / dot / drop / speck / o'clock / point (in space or time) / to draw a dot / to check on a list / to choose / to order (food in a restaurant) / to touch briefly / to hint / to light / to ignite / to pour a liquid drop by drop / (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更[geng1] / dot stroke in Chinese characters / classifier for items | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Dorothy Gale opened a new shop inside Anchor Inn. She's selling grilled vegetables, and many people are ordering them. On a plate, they only look like little spots or points. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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zhan1 =
zh + an1

to observe / to divine | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhan4 =
zh + an4

to take possession of / to occupy / to take up | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington takes position of Anchor Inn's bathroom. He uses a pennant stuck into a mandarin to mark his territory, and stands there proudly with a yellow umbrella. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: yellow umbrella. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

It's a pennant. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years 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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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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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


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xx5

component related to fire or, in case of animals, legs | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this "fire" component by a grill. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 1

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

di

Dorothy Gale - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an3

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

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

Words with


que1

dian3
weak point / fault / shortcoming / disadvantage / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

you1

dian3
merit / benefit / strong point / advantage / CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4] (HSK level 4)

te4

dian3
characteristic (feature) / trait / feature / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

chong2

dian3
to recount (e.g. results of election) / to re-evaluate (HSK level 4)

zhong4

dian3
important point / main point / focus / key (project etc) / to focus on / to put the emphasis on (HSK level 4)

guan1

dian3
point of view / viewpoint / standpoint / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

biao1

dian3
punctuation / a punctuation mark / to punctuate / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

dian3

xin5
light refreshments / pastry / dimsum (in Cantonese cooking) / dessert (HSK level 5)

dian3

tou2
to nod (HSK level 5)

bai3

fen1

dian3
percentage point (HSK level 6)

ruo4

dian3
weak point / failing (HSK level 6)

zhong1

dian3
the end / end point / finishing line (in a race) / destination / terminus / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

dian3

zhui4
to decorate / to adorn / sprinkled / studded / only for show (HSK level 6)

jiao1

dian3
focus / focal point (HSK level 6)

yao4

dian3
main point / essential (HSK level 6)

dian3

ping2
to comment / a point by point commentary

ban4

dian3
the least bit

yi1

dian3

r5
erhua variant of 一點|一点[yi1 dian3]

dian3

ming2
roll call / to mention sb by name / (to call or praise or criticize sb) by name

wu4

dian3
not on time / late (public transport, airlines) / overdue / behind schedule / delayed

gao1

dian3
cakes / pastries

dian3

she4
to fire in bursts / shooting intermittently

xiao3

shu4

dian3
decimal point

bing1

dian3
freezing point

ji2

dian3
extreme point / pole / the origin (in polar coordinates)

zhi3

zhi3

dian3

dian3
to gesticulate / to point out / to point the finger of blame

zhan4

dian3
website

biao1

dian3

fu2

hao4
punctuation / a punctuation mark

lun4

dian3
argument / line of reasoning / thesis / point (of discussion)

wan3

dian3
late / delayed / a little later / behind schedule

zhuan3

zhe2

dian3
turning point / breaking point

qing1

dian3
to check / to make inventory

dian3

di1
a drip / a little bit / intravenous drip (used to administer drugs)

ju4

dian3
stronghold / defended military base / base for operations / strategic point / foothold / (market) presence

dian3

zi5
spot / point / dot / speck / drop (of liquid) / droplet / point (of argument) / idea / crux / indication / pointer

ran2

dian3
ignition point (temperature) / combustion point

you3

dian3
a little

zhong1

dian3

zhan4
terminus / final stop on rail or bus line

zao3

dian3
light breakfast

shan3

guang1

dian3
lit. flash point / crucial point / essential point

Example sentences for

 
there is - want heavy - there is - just - afraid - heavy - a bit
You want a heavy weapon? There is one, but I'm afraid it is a bit too heavy
 
Still - light - (le) - Again - take - one - heavy - a bit - bring
Still too light! Bring me a heavier one
 
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
 
Again - thin - a little
A bit thinner

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