shou3 =
sh + ou3

head / chief / first (occasion, thing etc) / classifier for poems, songs etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In the Louvre, the chief lends his piece pipe to Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock smokes some weed in the pipe and looks at himself in a hand mirror, thinking that he's uber cool and that he'd pass as a quite formidable chief himself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | 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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zi4 =
z + Ø4

from / self / oneself / since | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A hand mirror, which someone uses to look at her- or himself. The Eye of Providence is looking at itself in a handheld mirror in the space station's bathroom. It think it's indeed looking very good, since Zorro attached a petal leaf to its eyes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 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, 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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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, 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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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, 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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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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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

sh

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ou3

In the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


shou3

xian1
first (of all) / in the first place (HSK level 4)

shou3

du1
capital (city) / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

yuan2

shou3
head of state (HSK level 6)

shou3

yao4
the most important / of chief importance (HSK level 6)

wei2

shou3
head / be headed by (HSK level 6)

ang2

shou3
head high / in high spirits / to raise one's head (e.g. of neighing horse)

shou3

ren4
first person to be appointed to a post

shou3

nao3
head (of state) / summit (meeting) / leader

shou3

ci4
first / first time / for the first time

zui4

kui2

huo4

shou3
criminal ringleader, main offender (idiom); main culprit / fig. main cause of a disaster

shou3

zhang3
senior official

shou3

wei4
first place

shou3

fu4
richest individual / top millionaire

shou3

xuan3
first choice / premium / to come first in the imperial examinations

qiao2

shou3

yi3

dai4
to hold one's breath (in anticipation) (idiom) / to anxiously await

tong4

xin1

ji2

shou3
bitter and hateful (idiom) / to grieve and lament (over sth)

hui2

shou3
to turn around / to look back / to recollect

shou3

fa1
first issue / first public showing

zhan3

shou3
to behead

shou3

ying4

shi4
premiere of a movie

shou3

yan3
maiden stage role / first performance / first public showing

shou3

ying4
premiere (of a play or film) / opening night / first-run / to premiere (a film)

shou3

xi2
chief (representative, correspondent etc)

bang3

shou3
top of the list

shi1

shou5
corpse / carcass / dead body

shou3

xiang4
prime minister (of Japan or UK etc)

zi4

shou3
to give oneself up / to surrender (to the authorities)

shang4

shou3
seat of honor / first place

shou3

ling3
head / boss / chief

ju4

shou3
to gather / to meet

ang2

shou3

kuo4

bu4
striding forward with head high (idiom); to walk with spirited and vigorous step / to strut

shou3

ji2
severed head

shou3

lun2
first round (of a competition etc)

shou3

wei3
head and tail

kou4

shou3
to kowtow / also written 磕頭|磕头[ke1 tou2]

fei3

shou3
bandit

huo4

shou3
chief offender / main culprit

shou3

shi4
jewelry / head ornament

qiao2

shou3
to raise one's head and look around (esp. at the state of the nation)

fu3

shou3

cheng1

chen2
to bow before (idiom) / to capitulate

Example sentences for

 
nowadays - I, old Sun - contrary to expectation - sit - (le) - chief
Today actually I'm the chief of the banquet

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