miao4 =
mi + ao4

clever / wonderful | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marilyn Monroe (mi) painted a smiley (少) on the wall of the Taos Pueblo's bathroom (ao4). As Bessy Coleman (女) notices the smiley she is totally flabbergasted and tells Marilyn how clever (妙) she must be to paint such a wonderful (妙) smiley (少). - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months ago | add a painting



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+
ru3 =
ru + Ø3

archaic variant of 汝[ru3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

nu:3 =
+ Ø3

female / woman / daughter | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I'll represent 女 by Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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+
shao4 =
sh + ao4

young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shao3 =
sh + ao3

few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock is playing golf with a few daisies in the Taos Pueblo. He's using a banana as a golf club and the daisies' heads as balls. There are only a few left. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


A Smiley. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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丿
+
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
+
xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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


=
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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+
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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

mi

Marilyn Monroe - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


qiao3

miao4
ingenious / clever / ingenuity / artifice (HSK level 5)

qi2

miao4
fantastic / wonderful (HSK level 6)

mo4

ming2

qi2

miao4
unfathomable mystery (idiom); subtle and ineffable / unable to make head or tail of it / boring (e.g. movie) (HSK level 6)

mei3

miao4
beautiful / wonderful / splendid (HSK level 6)

wei2

miao4

wei2

xiao4
to imitate to perfection / to be remarkably true to life

miao4

shou3

hui2

chun1
magical hands bring the dying back to life (idiom); miracle cure / brilliant doctor

miao4

qu4

heng2

sheng1
endlessly interesting (idiom) / very witty

bu4

miao4
(of a turn of events) not too encouraging / far from good / anything but reassuring

mo4

ming2

qi2

miao4
variant of 莫名其妙[mo4 ming2 qi2 miao4]

miao4

bu4

ke3

yan2
too wonderful for words

miao4

ji4
excellent plan / brilliant scheme

shen2

miao4
marvelous / wondrous

jing1

miao4
exquisite / fine and delicate (usu. of works of art)

ao4

miao4
subtle

jue2

miao4
exquisite

miao4

shou3
miraculous hands of a healer / highly skilled person / brilliant move in chess or weiqi (go) 圍棋|围棋

miao4

chu4
ideal place / suitable location / merit / advantage

wei1

miao4
subtle

miao4

ling2
(of a girl) in the prime of youth

xuan2

miao4
mysterious / profound / abstruse

ling2

dan1

miao4

yao4
effective cure, miracle medicine (idiom); fig. wonder-cure for all problems / panacea / elixir

wei2

miao4

wei2

xiao4
to imitate to perfection / to be remarkably true to life

miao4

bi3
talented, gifted or ingenious writing

miao4

miao4

xiong2

li4

xian3

ji4
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (Disney animated series)

shen2

miao4

juan4

mei3
outstanding and elegant / remarkable and refined

jia1

miao4
wonderful / beautiful (calligraphy)

miao4

zai4

bu4

yan2

zhong1
the charm lies in what is left unsaid (idiom)

jin3

nang2

miao4

ji4
brocade sack of miracle plans (idiom); bag of tricks / fiendishly cunning masterplan (written out by strategic genius of fiction, and given to the local commander in a brocade bag)

juan4

miao4
extremely elegant

ling2

miao4
wonderful / ingenious

gao1

miao4
masterly / subtle and clever (or artwork, writing etc)

miao4

pin3
a fine work of art

sheng1

hua1

miao4

bi3
beautiful or talented writing

miao4

bi3

sheng1

hua1
gifted or skillful writing

miao4

fa3

lian2

hua2

jing1
The Lotus Sutra

miao4

yu3

ru2

zhu1
smart words like a string of pearl / scintillating witticisms

miao4

yu3

heng4

sheng1
to be full of wit and humor

miao4

zhi4

hui4
wondrous wisdom and knowledge (Buddhism)

miao4

tan4

xun2

xiong1
Cluedo (board game)

wan3

miao4
sweet / soft / lovely (of sounds and voices)

Example sentences for

 
take - him - keep - at - heaven - top - as - clever
To keep him in heaven is much more clever

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