shi4 =
sh + Ø4

surname Shi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shi4 =
sh + Ø4

room / work unit / grave / scabbard / family or clan / one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes is investigating the new arrivals in the bathroom of the space station. He unpacks a big sarcophagus, and finds a graduation cap inside. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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zhi4 =
zh + Ø4

to arrive / most / to / until | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington finally got the package he was waiting for! He picks it up from the arrivals in the bathroom of the space station. In it is a flute, which he sticks into his nose. He blows his nose, and boy, does a lot of clay come out! He's glad to have a free nose again. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


I'll represent this characters by one of these conveyor belts from which you pick up your suitcase when you arrived at an airport. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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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,
about 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 2

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


jiao4

shi4
classroom / CL:間|间[jian1] (HSK level 2)

ban4

gong1

shi4
office / business premises / bureau / CL:間|间[jian1] (HSK level 3)

wo4

shi4
bedroom / CL:間|间[jian1] (HSK level 5)

qin3

shi4
bedroom / dormitory / CL:間|间[jian1]

di4

xia4

shi4
basement / cellar

yu4

shi4
bathroom (room used for bathing) / CL:間|间[jian1]

wen1

shi4
greenhouse

shi4

wai4
outdoor

jiao4

yan2

shi4
teaching and research section

ke1

shi4
department / administrative division / unit (e.g. intensive care unit)

shi4

you3
roommate

wang2

shi4
royal family / royal household

yue4

lan3

shi4
reading room / CL:間|间[jian1]

qi1

shi4
wife

guan4

xi3

shi4
toilet / washroom / bathroom / lavatory / CL:間|间[jian1]

gong1

zuo4

shi4
studio / workshop

xin1

shi4
ventricle (heart)

hui4

yi4

shi4
meeting / conference room

deng1

tang2

ru4

shi4
from the main room, enter the inner chamber (idiom) / to go to the next level / to attain a higher level

shi4

nu:3
unmarried lady / virgin / Virgo (star sign)

hou4

zhen3

shi4
waiting room (at clinic, hospital)

shou1

fa1

shi4
mail room / radio room (i.e. reception and transmission)

ji2

zhen3

shi4
emergency room

jia1

shi4
wife / family / (literary) residence

hou4

che1

shi4
waiting room (for train, bus etc)

fang2

shi4
room

chuan2

da2

shi4
reception room
广
guang3

bo1

shi4
broadcasting room

chen2

lie4

shi4
display room

geng1

yi1

shi4
change room / dressing room / locker room / toilet

xiu1

xi1

shi4
lobby / lounge

yan3

bo1

shi4
broadcasting studio

shi4

wen1
room temperature

huang2

shi4
royal family / imperial household / member of the royal family

chu3

cang2

shi4
storeroom / CL:間|间[jian1]

fang4

ying4

shi4
cinema room / viewing room

nei4

shi4
inner room / bedroom

ji4

shi4
second wife (of a widower)

xi1

yan1

shi4
smoking room

zhan3

shi4
exhibition room

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