zhi1 =
zh + Ø1

classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

only / merely / just / but | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: this character looks like something (a head?) on two legs. I'll just represent it by a cuttlefish (只).

George Washington (zh) has been in the space station (Ø3) as the only one for too long and went mad. He thinks he's holding a mandarin (口), but he's just about to bite into merely an eightball (八). On the top of his head is a cuttlefish (只) he mistook for a hat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

but / only | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

grain that has begun to ripen / variant of 衹|只[zhi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhi3 =
zh + Ø3

variant of 祇|只[zhi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
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


=
丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - 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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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

zh

George Washington - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


zhi3

hao3
without any better option / to have to / to be forced to (HSK level 4)

zhi3

yao4
if only / so long as (HSK level 4)

bu4

zhi3
not only / not merely

zhi3

gu4
solely preoccupied (with one thing) / engrossed / focusing (on sth) / to look after only one aspect

zhi3

yan2

pian4

yu3
just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases

zhi3

you3
only

zhi3

guan3
solely engrossed in one thing / just (one thing, no need to worry about the rest) / simply / by all means / please feel free / do not hesitate (to ask for sth)

jian4

zhi1
warship

zhi3

shuo1

bu4

zuo4
to be all talk and no action

zhi3

pa4
I'm afraid that... / perhaps / maybe / very likely

zhi3

neng2
can only / obliged to do sth / to have no other choice

zhi1

shen1
alone / by oneself

zhi3

de2
to have no alternative but to / to be obliged to

zhi3

bu5

guo4
only / merely / nothing but / no more than

zhi3

bu4

guo4
it's just that ...

zhi1

zi4

bu4

ti2
not to mention (idiom); to say not one word / fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor

zhi3

shi4
merely / simply / only / but

xing2

dan1

ying3

zhi1
lonely soul / solitary

chuan2

zhi1
ship / boat / vessel

zhi3

jian4

shu4

mu4

bu4

jian4

sen1

lin2
unable to see the wood for the trees / fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture

zheng1

zhi1

yan3

bi4

zhi1

yan3
to turn a blind eye

jiao3

ta4

liang3

zhi1

chuan2
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair

jiao3

cai3

liang3

zhi1

chuan2
see 腳踏兩隻船|脚踏两只船[jiao3 ta4 liang3 zhi1 chuan2]

wan4

shi4

ju4

bei4

,

zhi3

qian4

dong1

feng1
lit. everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom) / fig. lacking only one tiny crucial item

wan4

shi4

jie1

bei4

,

zhi3

qian4

dong1

feng1
everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom) / lacking only one tiny crucial item / also written 萬事俱備,只欠東風|万事俱备,只欠东风

zhi1

yan3

du2

ju4
see 獨具隻眼|独具只眼[du2 ju4 zhi1 yan3]

zhi1

ji1

dou3

jiu3
lit. a chicken and a bottle of wine (idiom); fig. ready to make an offering to the deceased, or to entertain guests

niu2

zhi1
cow / cattle

zhi3

ke3

yi4

hui4

,

bu4

ke3

yan2

chuan2
can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); mysterious and subtle

zhi3

qian4

dong1

feng1
all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item

zhi3

zheng1

dan4

xi1
see 只爭朝夕|只争朝夕[zhi3 zheng1 zhao1 xi1]

zhi3

zheng1

zhao1

xi1
to seize every minute (idiom) / to make the best use of one's time

zhi3

zhi1

qi2

yi1

,

bu4

zhi1

qi2

er4
to know the first, but not know the second (idiom); only partial information

zhi3

yao4

gong1

fu5

shen1

,

tie3

chu3

mo2

cheng2

zhen1
If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle. / cf idiom 磨杵成針|磨杵成针, to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task / to study diligently

zhi3

xu3

zhou1

guan1

fang4

huo3

,

bu4

xu3

bai3

xing4

dian3

deng1
only the official is allowed to light the fire / Gods may do what cattle may not / quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi

zhi3

du2
read-only (computing)

zhi3

xian4

yu2
to be limited to

ke3

ca1

xie3

ke3

bian1

cheng2

zhi1

du2

cun2

chu3

qi4
EPROM / Erasable programmable read-only memory

da4

zhi1
big

tian1

xia4

wu2

nan2

shi4

,

zhi3

pa4

you3

xin1

ren2
lit. nothing is difficult on this earth, if your mind is set (idiom)

Example sentences for

 
Just - because - hand - center - lack - suitable - weapon
It is just because I do not have a suitable weapon
 
just - if - I - able to remove - then - give as a present - I
If only I'm able to remove it, you'll give it to me as a present
 
if only - you - dare - come
If only you dare to come around
 
but - keep - at - heaven - day - long - (le) - again - will - come up - matter
But keeping him in heaven will make the days very long. There will be new troubles
 
want - avoid - emerge - matter - only - cut weeds and eliminate the roots
If you want to avoid new trouble to emerge, the only thing to do is to cut the weeds and eliminate the roots
 
Jade Emperor - old man - have to - concede - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - (le)
The Jade Emperor had no choice but to recognize the Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
 
you - that - Jade Emperor - old man - have to - admit defeat - (le)
Your old man, the Jade Emperor, had no better option to admit defeat, I presume

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