cai3 =
c + ai3

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

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, about 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: a plectrum. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting


cai4 =
c + ai4

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

cai3 =
c + ai3

color / complexion / looks / variant of 彩[cai3] / variant of 採|采[cai3] | 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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


=
丿
+
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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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, 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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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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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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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, over 1 year ago | add a painting


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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ai3

"ai3" is in the palace. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


cai3

qu3
to adopt or carry out (measures, policies, course of action) / to take (HSK level 5)

cai3
访
fang3
to interview / to gather news / to hunt for and collect / to cover (HSK level 5)

cai3

na4
to accept / to adopt (HSK level 6)

cai3

gou4
to procure (for an enterprise etc) / to purchase (HSK level 6)

kai1

cai3
to extract (ore or other resource from a mine) / to exploit / to mine (HSK level 6)

wu2

jing1

da3

cai3
dispirited and downcast (idiom); listless / in low spirits / washed out (HSK level 6)

xing4

gao1

cai3

lie4
happy and excited (idiom) / in high spirits / in great delight (HSK level 6)

cai3

ji2
to gather / to collect / to harvest (HSK level 6)

cai3

gou4

yuan2
buyer / purchasing agent

cai3

guang1
lighting / day lighting

shen2

cai3

fei1

yang2
in high spirits (idiom); glowing with health and vigor

feng1

cai3
svelte / elegant manner / graceful bearing

wen2

cai3
literary talent / literary grace / rich and bright colors

cai3

mei2
coal mining / coal extraction / coal cutting

shen2

cai3
expression / spirit / vigor

shen2

cai3

yi4

yi4
in glowing spirits (idiom); bursting with life / radiating health and vigor

cai3

kuang4
mining

cai3

yong4
to adopt / to employ / to use

cai3

shi2

chang3
stone pit / quarry

cai3

yang4
sampling

cai3

zhai1
to pluck / to pick

mei2

jing1

da3

cai3
listless / dispirited / washed out / also written 沒精打彩|没精打彩

cai3

you2
oil extraction / oil recovery

cai3

fa2
to fell / to cut

cai3

jue2
excavate

cai3

feng1
collect folk songs

cai3

mai3
purchase / buy

cai3

kuang4

ye4
mining

cai3

zhong3
seed collecting

cai3

zhi1
tree tapping

cai3

hua1
to pick flowers / to enter houses at night in order to rape women

cai3

hua1

da4

dao4
lit. flower thief / fig. rapist

cai3

hua1

zei2
lit. flower thief / fig. rapist

cai3

lan2

zeng4

shao2
lit. pick orchids and present peonies (idiom); fig. presents between lovers

cai3
访
fang3

ji4

zhe3
investigative reporter

cai3

zheng4
to collect evidence

cai3

gou4

shang1
buyer

cai3

ban4
to buy on a considerable scale / to purchase / to procure / to stock up

cai3

yi4
fief / benefice

cai3

lu4
collect and record

Example sentences for

 
I - is - great sage the equal of heaven - you - pick - peach - what - use
I'm the Great Sage the Equal of Heaven. What do you pick the peaches for?

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