lao3 =
l + ao3

prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity / old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sir Lancelot is showing his respect to grandpa in the Taos Pueblo. He's bowing deep and offering a clay banana, but grandpa refuses by hitting Sir Lancelot on the head with a ladle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

A banana made from clay. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Looks a bit like a crown, which may very well have clay bananas attached to it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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丿
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,
almost 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,
almost 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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bi3 =
bi + Ø3

dagger / ladle / ancient type of spoon | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Brynhildr plays a game inside the space station using zero gravity: using a big ladle and a shovel as bats, she beats a banana back and forth. - 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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

l

Sir Lancelot - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
ao3

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


lao3

shi1
teacher / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] (HSK level 1)

lao3

hu3
tiger / CL:隻|只[zhi1] (HSK level 4)

lao3

bai3

xing4
ordinary people / the "person in the street" / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

gu3

lao3
ancient / old / age-old (HSK level 5)

lao3

ban3
boss / business proprietor / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

lao3

ban3
Robam (brand) (HSK level 5)

lao3

shi5
honest / sincere / open and guileless / naive (HSK level 5)

lao3

shu3
rat / mouse / CL:隻|只[zhi1] (HSK level 5)

shuai1

lao3
to age / to deteriorate with age / old and weak (HSK level 6)

lao3

nai3

nai5
(coll.) father's father's mother / paternal great-grandmother / respectful form of address for an old woman

sheng4

dan4

lao3

ren2
Father Christmas / Santa Claus

lao3

ye5
(respectful) lord / master / (coll.) maternal grandfather

lao3

diao4

ya2
very old / obsolete / out of date

tian1

huang1

di4

lao3
until the end of time (idiom)

lao3

cheng2

qu1
Laocheng district of Luoyang City 洛陽市|洛阳市[Luo4 yang2 shi4], Henan

lao3

cheng2

qu1
old city district / historical center

tang2

lao3

ya1
Donald Duck

lao3

dang1

yi4

zhuang4
old but vigorous (idiom); hale and hearty despite the years

lao3

peng2

you5
old friend

lao3

tai4
elderly, as in movement or bearing

fu4

lao3
elders

lao3

mou2

shen1

suan4
rigorous schemes and deep foresight (idiom); astute and circumspect

lao3

jiu3
wine, esp. Shaoxing wine

lao3

han4
old man / I (an old man referring to himself)

xiao3

lao3

po2
concubine / junior wife / mistress

fa3

lao3
pharaoh (loanword)

lao3

lian4
seasoned / experienced

lao3

hua1

jing4
presbyopic glasses

zhi3

lao3

hu3
paper tiger

lao3

zi1

ge2
veteran

lao3

da4
old age / very / eldest child in a family / leader of a group / boss / captain of a boat / leader of a criminal gang

lao3

shou3
experienced person / an old hand at sth

lao3

tou2
old fellow / old man / father / husband

lao3

ren2
old man or woman / the elderly / one's aged parents or grandparents

chang2

sheng1

bu4

lao3
immortality

lao3

die1
(dialect) father / old man / sir

lao3

di4
(affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than oneself) my boy / old pal

lao3

hua4
to age (of person or object) / becoming old

lao3

tian1

ye2
God / Heavens

lao3

ban3

niang2
female proprietor / lady boss / boss's wife

Example sentences for

 
Bring here - I, old Sun - 's - large ringed sword
Bring me my ringed sword
 
I, old Sun - do not - have - one - hand-fitting - weapon
I do not have a suitable weapon
 
I, old Sun - go up - heaven - enter - earth - there is no - place - not - able
I fly to the sky, I enter the sea, there is nowhere I cannot go
 
I, old Sun - just - not - worry - (le)
Then I don't need to worry anymore
 
I, old Sun - want to - see - this - old - dragon king - quickly - announce
I want to see you old dragon king. Quick, announce my arrival
 
Otherwise - just - eat - my, old Sun - this - one - fist
Or else taste my fist
 
old - neighbor
Hey, old neighbor

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