kan1 =
k + an1

to look after / to take care of / to watch / to guard | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

kan4 =
k + an4

to see / to look at / to read / to watch / to visit / to call on / to consider / to regard as / to look after / to treat (an illness) / to depend on / to feel (that) / (after verb) to give it a try / Watch out! (for a danger) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Karl Marx wants to use Anchor Inn's bathroom, but when the Eye of Providence is watching he's not able to, so he uses a big baseball glove to get some privacy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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shou3 =
sh + ou3

hand / (formal) to hold / person engaged in certain types of work / person skilled in certain types of work / personal(ly) / convenient / classifier for skill / CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A baseball glove. Sherlock Holmes wears a baseball glove in the Louvre. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - 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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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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


kan4

jian4
to see / to catch sight of (HSK level 1)

kan4

fa3
way of looking at a thing / view / opinion / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

nan2

kan4
ugly / unsightly (HSK level 5)

kan4

lai5
apparently / it seems that (HSK level 5)

kan4

bu5

qi3
to look down upon / to despise (HSK level 5)

kan4

dai4
to look upon / to regard (HSK level 6)

kan4

wang4
to visit / to pay a call to (HSK level 6)

kan4

tai2
terrace / spectator's grandstand / viewing platform

gua1

mu4

xiang1

kan4
to esteem someone's progress / to give increased respect / to see someone in a new light / also: 刮目相待

xi4

kan4
to peer / to scan / to examine carefully

kan4

zhong4
to have a preference for / to fancy / to choose after consideration / to settle on

yi1

wo3

kan4
in my opinion

cha2

kan4
to watch / to look carefully at

kan4

qi3

lai2
seemingly / apparently / looks as if / appear to be / gives the impression that / seems on the face of it to be

kan4

shang4
to look upon / to take a fancy to / to fall for

kan1

ya1
to detain / to take into custody / to imprison temporarily

zhao4

kan4
to look after / to attend to / to have in care

guan1

kan4
to watch / to view

kan4

shang5

qu5
it would appear / it seems (that)

cha2

kan4
to look over / to examine / to check up / to ferret out

shou1

kan4
to view / to watch TV / to receive TV channels

kan4

bu5

guan4
cannot bear to see / to hate / to dislike / to disapprove

kan4

po4
to see through / disillusioned with / to reject (the world of mortals)

kan4

xiang4
to tell fortune by reading the subject's facial features

can1

kan4
see also / please refer to / confer (cf.) / to consult for reference

fan1

kan4
to browse / to look over (books)

kan4

zuo4
to regard as / to look upon as

kan4

chu1
to make out / to see

kan4

zhang3
bull market (prices appear to be rising)

zhong1

kan4
pleasant to the eye / Taiwan pr. [zhong4 kan4]

kan1

shou3
to guard / to watch over

kan4

de5

qi3
to show respect for / to think highly of

kan4

tou5
qualities that make sth worth seeing (or reading)

kan4

hao3
optimistic (about the outcome) / bullish / to think highly of / to support

tou1

kan4
to peep / to peek / to steal a glance

kan4

kan5
to take a look at / to examine / to survey / (coll.) pretty soon

kan4

bu4

shun4

yan3
unpleasant to the eye / objectionable

kan4

yang4

zi5
it seems / it looks as if

kan1

jia1
to look after the house / (of skill, ability) special / outstanding

kan4

cheng2
to regard as

Example sentences for

 
Big - spirit - with - me - go - see
Great immortal, follow me
 
Big - spirit - please - see
Great immortal, please have a look
 
regarding - old - servant - apparently - it would be better to - carry - edict - summon - him - to fly to the sky
In the opinion of this old servant, apparently it would be better to bring him an edict inviting him to heaven
 
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?
 
take - I - first - go to heaven - go - take a look
Take me to have a look at heaven first
 
check up - give it a go - where - have - official position - vacancy
Have a look which official positions are vacant
 
ask - assist - horse - review - examine - heaven - horse
Please, will the stable keeper examine the heavenly horses?

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