cai4 =
c + ai4

dish (type of food) / vegetable / cuisine / CL:盤|盘[pan2],道[dao4] / (coll.) (one's) type | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The King oh Chu (c) is busy preparing a dish (菜) in the palace's bathroom (ai4). He is using two plectrums (采) to pluck out parts of a mat of artificial lawn (艹). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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, 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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cai3 =
c + ai3

to pick / to pluck / to collect / to select / to choose / to gather | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a plectrum. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


The King of Chu (c) decorated the palace's (ai3) Christmas trees (木) with plectrums (采), now it's time to decorate himself. He selects parts of his beard to shave with an electric razor (爫), then goes on to select some of the leaves to pluck them out and put them in his partly shaved face. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


cai3 =
c + ai3

color / complexion / looks / variant of 彩[cai3] / variant of 採|采[cai3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cai4 =
c + ai4

allotment to a feudal noble | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

surname Mu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree in the bathroom of the space station. He puts up a cross, on which he puts eight balls (as Christmas balls). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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zhua3 =
zhu + a3

alternative form of 爪 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The strokes of this character remind me of a smiling mouth over a beard; thus, I'll represent it by an electric razor.

George Giant Squid uses his electric razor to shave his beard inside of the Adziogol Lighthouse. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ai4

"ai4" is in the palace's bathroom. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


cai4

dan1
menu / CL:份[fen4],張|张[zhang1] (HSK level 3)

shu1

cai4
vegetables / produce / CL:種|种[zhong3] (HSK level 5)

cai4

guan3
(dialect) restaurant

cai4

hua1
cauliflower

suan1

cai4
pickled vegetables, especially Chinese cabbage

su4

cai4
vegetable dish

jie4

cai4
mustard (Brassica juncea)

cai4

se4
dish / lean and hungry look (resulting from vegetarian diet) / emaciated look (from malnutrition)

chao3

cai4
stir-fried dish

juan3

xin1

cai4
cabbage / CL:棵[ke1]

juan3

xin1

cai4
variant of 卷心菜[juan3 xin1 cai4]

ming2

cai4
famous dishes / specialty dishes

hua1

cai4
cauliflower

bo1

cai4
spinach / CL:棵[ke1]

zi3

cai4
flavored roasted seaweed / generic term for edible seaweed / Japanese: nori

cai4

pu3
menu (in restaurant) / recipe / cookbook

sheng1

cai4
lettuce / raw fresh vegetables / greens

cai4

di4
vegetable field

zhu3

cai4
main course

sheng4

cai4
leftovers (food)

zuo4

cai4
to cook / cooking

tian2

cai4
beet / beetroot

leng3

cai4
cold dish / cold food

ye3

cai4
wild herb / potherb

chuan1

cai4
Sichuan or Szechuan cuisine

hua1

ye1

cai4
cauliflower

qin2

cai4
celery (Apium graveolens)

ji4

cai4
shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

cai4

shi4
food market

jiu3

cai4
garlic chives / Chinese chives / Chinese leek

yuan2

bai2

cai4
round white cabbage (i.e. western cabbage)

cai4

ban3
chopping board / cutting board / CL:張|张[zhang1]

bai2

cai4
Chinese cabbage / pak choi / CL:棵[ke1], 個|个[ge4]

jia1

chang2

cai4
home cooking

qing1

cai4
green vegetables / Chinese cabbage

hun1

cai4
non-vegetarian dish (including meat, fish, garlic, onion etc)

bao1

xin1

cai4
cabbage

cai4

chang3
food market

cai4

you2
rapeseed oil / canola oil

you2

cai4
oilseed rape (Brassica napus) / flowering edible rape (Brassica chinensis var. oleifera)

Example sentences for

 
children - these - divine - wine - dish
Children, these divine drinks and dishes

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