han2 =
h + an2

cold / poor / to tremble | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

After the nuclear war the nuclear winter (寒) followed, and now the well (井) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2) is frozen (寒). Hamlet (h) first puts a graduation cap (宀) over the well to protect it from radioactive fallout, then he breaks the ice by throwing a big eightball (八) into the well. Finally he is able to suck up some fresh water using a flute (一), although he discovers that under the ice beautiful blossoms (⺀) have grown. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 10 months 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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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jing3 =
ji + (e)ng3

Jing, one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy / surname Jing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

jing3 =
ji + (e)ng3

a well / CL:口[kou3] / neat / orderly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is digging a well inside Stonehenge. At first she was doing it by hand, but then she hooked up a capacitor to a banana and a dinosaur bone, which dig for her using the electrical energy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 years ago


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 years ago


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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xx5

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

Two petal leaves form a blossom, so let's represent ⺀ by a beautiful blossom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

h

Hamlet - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


han2

jia4
winter vacation (HSK level 4)

han2

xuan1
to exchange conventional greetings / to talk about the weather (HSK level 6)

yan2

han2
bitter cold / severe winter (HSK level 6)

han2

chen5
ugly / shameful / to ridicule

pin2

han2
poor / poverty-stricken / impoverished

bu4

han2

er2

li4
shiver all over though not cold / tremble with fear / shudder

han2

mao2
fine hair on the human body

tian1

han2

di4

dong4
cold weather, frozen ground (idiom); bitterly cold

han2

yi4
a nip in the air / chilliness

han2

liu2
cold stream

han2

qi4
cold air

han2

zhan4
shiver

han2

chuang1
a life of strenuous studies (idiom)

han2

xuan1
to exchange conventional greetings / to exchange pleasantries

shang1

han2
typhoid

han2

suan1
wretched / poverty-stricken / unpresentable (for clothing, gifts etc)

han2

she4
my humble home

han2

xin1
disillusioned / bitterly disappointed / terrified

han2

dong1
wintry

fang2

han2

fu2
overcoat / down jacket / winter wear

han2

wei1
of humble origin

xu1

han2

wen4

nuan3
to ask about sb's health

han2

leng3
cold (climate) / frigid / very cold

ji1

han2

jiao1

po4
beset by hunger and cold (idiom) / starving and freezing / in desperate poverty

xin1

han2
bitterly disappointed / frightened

feng1

han2
wind chill / cold weather / common cold (medicine)

ku3

han2
bitter cold

han2

chan2
cicada in winter / fig. mournful sound

han2

dai4
polar climate

han2

wu3

ji4
Cambrian geological period (545-495m years ago)

han2

tian1
chilly weather / (loanword from Japanese) agar-agar

han2

jin4
a shiver

jin4

ruo4

han2

chan2
to keep quiet out of fear (idiom)

han2

xuan1

yu3
polite set phrase / salutation / pleasantries

ti2

ji1

hao2

han2
hunger cries and cold roars (idiom); wretched poverty

qian2

han2

wu3

ji4
pre-Cambrian, geological period before c. 540m years ago

han2

guang1

shan3

shan3
to glitter like frost and snow (idiom)

han2

chen5
variant of 寒磣|寒碜[han2 chen5]

chun2

wang2
齿
chi3

han2
lit. without the lips, the teeth feel the cold (idiom); fig. intimately interdependent

han2

ting2

qu1
Hanting district of Weifang city 濰坊市|潍坊市[Wei2 fang1 shi4], Shandong

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