kuan1 =
ku + an1

surname Kuan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

kuan1 =
ku + an1

lenient / wide / broad | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Karl Koala (ku) wants to create a wide and broad (宽) field of amaranth plants (苋) in front of the Anchor Inn (an1), so he uses a broad graduation cap (宀) to spread amaranth seeds all over the place. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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, about 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

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

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

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


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xian4 =
xi + an4

amaranth (genus Amaranthus) / Joseph's coat (Amaranthus tricolor) / Chinese spinach (Amaranth mangostanus) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie (xi) steals some amaranth (苋) plants from the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4) and replaces them with artificial lawn (艹) to hide the crime. She doesn't know that there are security cameras (见) though. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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cao3 =
c + ao3

grass radical 草字頭兒|草字头儿[cao3 zi4 tou2 r5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Artificial lawn. The King of Chu burns artificial lawn in the Taos Pueblo. - 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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jian4 =
ji + an4

to see / to meet / to appear (to be sth) / to interview | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc set up a surveillance camera in Anchor Inn's bathroom. With its help, she can see Sun Wu Kong stapling his hat to his head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting


xian4 =
xi + an4

to appear | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xian4 =
xi + an4

to appear / also written 現|现[xian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

ku

Karl Koala - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


kuan1

chang5
spacious / wide (HSK level 6)

jia1

kuan1
widen

kuan1

da4
spacious / wide / lenient

kuan1

song1
to relax (policy) / relaxed

kuan1

shu4
to forgive / forgiveness

fang4

kuan1
to relax restrictions

kuan1

wei4
to console / to sooth / relieved

kuan1
广
guang3
wide / broad / extensive / vast

kuan1

kuo4
expansive / wide / width / thickness

kuan1

xian4
to extend (a deadline etc)

kuan1

yi1
Please take off your coat (honorific)

kuan1

du4
width

kuan1

rong2
lenient / tolerant / indulgent / charitable / to forgive

kuan1

chang4
with no worries / cheerful / spacious

kuan1

dai4
to treat leniently / liberal treatment

kuan1

xin1
relieved / comforted / to relieve anxieties / at ease / relaxed / reassuring / happy

kuan1

yu4
comfortably off / ample / plenty

kuan1

hou4
tolerant / generous / magnanimous / thick and broad (build) / thick and deep (voice)

kuan1

fan4
wide meaning / broad

dai4

kuan1
bandwidth

kuan1

dai4
broadband

kuan1

chuo4
spacious / generously proportioned

kuan1

yi3

dai4

ren2
to be lenient with others (idiom)

kuan1

cheng2

xian4
Kuancheng Manchu autonomous county in Chengde 承德[Cheng2 de2], Hebei

kuan1

xin1

wan2

r5
erhua variant of 寬心丸|宽心丸[kuan1 xin1 wan2]

kuan1

cheng2

man3

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Kuancheng Manchu Autonomous County in Chengde 承德[Cheng2 de2], Hebei

kuan1

liang4
wide and bright / without worries / deep and sonorous (voice)

kuan1

xin1

wan2
reassuring explanation / consolatory words

kuan1

ying3

pian4
wide-screen movie

kuan1

da3

zhai3

yong4
to give oneself leeway (idiom) / to allow room for error

kuan1

cheng2

qu1
Kuancheng district of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin

kuan1

hong2
magnanimous / generous / broad-minded / wide / resonant (voice)

kuan1
广
guang3

du4
width / breadth

kuan1

cheng2
Kuancheng district of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin / Kuancheng Manchu autonomous county in Chengde 承德[Cheng2 de2], Hebei

wai4

kuan1

nei4

ji4
magnanimous on the outside, but hateful on the inside (idiom)

kuan1

zhan3
happy

kuan1

ping2
widescreen

kuan1

wen3

hai3

tun2
bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

kuan1

you4
to pardon / to forgive

kuan1

hong2

da4

liang4
magnanimous (idiom); generous

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