shui4 =
shu + ei4

to sleep / to lie down | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is sleeping (睡) on top of a weeping willow (垂) in the Eiffel tower's bathroom (ei4). His sleep (睡) is guarded by the eye of providence (目) which is hovering next to the tree (睡). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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+
chui2 =
chu + ei2

to hang (down) / droop / dangle / bend down / hand down / bequeath / nearly / almost / to approach | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The cat o' nine tails (壬) has been chasing Chantal Chicken (chu) all around the Eiffel tower. Just inside the entrance (ei2) there is a weeping willow (垂, 垂柳) on which Chantal Chicken sits. Next to the willow, the cat o' nine tails is approaching. Both of them are holding a steel beam (工) in their hands to use as sword in their final encounter. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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+

+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

ninth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / ninth in order / letter "I" or roman "IX" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / nona | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: a cat o' nine tails. Robinson Crusoe wants to propose to the bachelor just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. To Robinson's despair, just as he presents his banana, a cat o' nine tails jumps between the two and eats the banana. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



=
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
shi4 =
sh + Ø4

surname Shi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shi4 =
sh + Ø4

member of the senior ministerial class (old) / scholar (old) / bachelor / honorific / first class military rank / specialist worker | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes is meeting the bachelor in the bathroom of the space station. Sherlock Holmes is playing a flute, and the bachelor is wearing a huge cross around his neck. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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+
shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+

+
gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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, almost 4 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


=
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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+

+
gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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, almost 4 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


=
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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, almost 4 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


=
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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

shu

Sheldon Shrimp - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ei4

In the bathroom of the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


shui4

jiao4
to go to bed / to sleep (HSK level 1)

shui4

zhao2
to fall asleep

shui4

dai4
sleeping bag

da3

ke1

shui4
to doze off / to fall asleep / see also 打盹[da3 dun3]

shui4

pao2
nightgown

shu2

shui4
asleep / sleeping soundly

shui4

mei3

ren2
Sleeping Beauty

ke1

shui4
drowsy / to doze / to nap

shui4

lian2
water lily

shui4

xing3
to wake up / awake / conscious

hun1

shui4
sleep / drowse when unconscious / lethargic sleep / lethargy

hun1

hun1

yu4

shui4
drowsy / sleepy (idiom)

han1

shui4
to sleep soundly / to fall into a deep sleep

shui4

mian2
sleep

shui4

yi1
night clothes / pajamas

shui4

yi3
couch

wu3

shui4
to take a nap / siesta

ru4

shui4
to fall asleep

chen2

shui4
to be fast asleep / (fig.) to lie dormant / to lie undiscovered

shui4

yi4
sleepiness

shui4

xiang4
sleeping posture

shui4

fang2
bedroom

shui4

lan3

jiao4
to sleep in

shui4

mian2

bu4

zu2
lack of sleep / sleep deficit

shui4

mian2

shi1

tiao2
sleep disorder

shui4

mian2

zhe3
sleeper

shui4

mian2

chong2
trypanosome

shui4
姿
zi1
sleeping posture

shui4

yi1

ku4
pajamas

shui4

qun2
nightgown

shui4

guo4

tou2
to oversleep

shui4

xiang1
sleep / the land of Nod / dreamland

shui4

shu3
dormouse

shui4

hui2

long2

jiao4
to go back to sleep (instead of rising up in the morning) / to sleep in

shui4

wu3

jiao4
to have a nap

fa1

zuo4

xing4

shi4

shui4

bing4
narcolepsy

tian2

shui4
to sleep soundly

hun1

shui4

bing4
sleeping sickness / African trypanosomiasis / see also 非洲錐蟲病|非洲锥虫病[Fei1 zhou1 zhui1 chong2 bing4]

zao3

shui4

zao3

qi3
early to bed, early to rise / to keep early hours

xiang3

shui4
drowsy / sleepy

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