shou3 =
sh + ou3

to guard / to defend / to keep watch / to abide by the law / to observe (rules or ritual) / nearby / adjoining | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes just graduated from police school and stands guard in the Louvre. Still wearing his graduation cap and carrying a huge shield, he's protecting the Louvre's art. The visitors are a bit afraid of him, so he thumbs up to show them that there's no danger from him. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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cun4 =
cu + (e)n4

a unit of length / inch / thumb | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kitty Cat is playing with a petal leaf in the Forbidden City's bathroom. She's keeping it in the air by hitting it with a flute and a crowbar. It's so much fun that she thinks to herself "thumbs up". - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years 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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Stroke order

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HSK level: 5

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
ou3

In the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


zun1

shou3
to comply with / to abide by / to respect (an agreement) (HSK level 5)

bao3

shou3
conservative / to guard / to keep (HSK level 6)

fang2

shou3
to defend / to protect (against) (HSK level 6)

shou3

hu4
to guard / to protect (HSK level 6)

shou3

kou3

ru2

ping2
lit. to guard one's mouth like a closed bottle (idiom); tight-lipped / reticent / not breathing a word

shou3

gua3
to live as widow / to observe widowhood

gu4

shou3
to strongly defend one's position / to be entrenched / to cling to

shou3

ye4
night vigil

wan2

hu1

zhi2

shou3
to neglect one's duty / dereliction of duty / malpractice

shou3

fa3
to abide by the law

feng4

gong1

shou3

fa3
to carry out official duties and observe the law

zhi2

shou3
duty / responsibility / post

shou3

men2

yuan2
goal-keeper

bao3

shou3

pai4
conservative faction

shou3

jun1
defenders

yin1

xun2

shou3

jiu4
(idiom) to continue in the same old rut / diehard conservative attitudes

shou3

che1
guard's van (on train) / caboose

shou3

wang4

xiang1

zhu4
to keep watch and defend one another (idiom, from Mencius); to join forces to defend against external aggressors / mutual help and protection

shou3

hou4
to wait for / to expect / to keep watch / to watch over / to nurse

shou3

ling2
to keep watch beside a coffin

shou3

wang4
to keep watch / on guard

shou3

wei4
to guard / to defend

ba3

shou3
to guard

shou3

jiu4
conservative / reactionary

shou3

heng2
conservation (e.g. of energy, momentum or heat in physics) / to remain constant (of a number)

liu2

shou3
to stay behind to take care of things

shou3

men2
to keep goal / on duty as gate-keeper

shou3

xin4
to keep promises

kan1

shou3
to guard / to watch over

ke4

shou3
to scrupulously abide by

cao1

shou3
personal integrity

shou3

shen1
to keep oneself pure / to preserve one's integrity / to remain chaste

shou3

shi4
defensive position / guard

bao3

shou3

zhu3

yi4
conservatism

yan2

shou3
to strictly maintain

shou3

xin4

yong4
to keep one's word / trustworthy

shou3

zhu1

dai4

tu4
lit. to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits (idiom) / to wait idly for opportunities / to trust to chance rather than show initiative

an1

fen4

shou3

ji3
to be content with one's lot (idiom) / to know one's place

zhu4

shou3
(man a post and) defend

bao3

shou3

dang3
conservative political parties

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