shui4 =
shu + ei4

to persuade | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shuo1 =
shu + o1

to speak / to say / to explain / to scold / to tell off / a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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dui4 =
du + ei4

surname Dui | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dui4 =
du + ei4

to cash / to exchange / to add (liquid) / to blend / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp / ☱ | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago
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about 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

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over 3 years ago
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about 3 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago


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xiong1 =
xu + (e)ng1

elder brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Hermes and his older brother Apollo are arguing about a mandarin in front of Stonehenge. As mischievous as he is, Sun Wu Kong sneaks in and steals the mandarin, just to eat it himself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago
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about 3 years ago

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+
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

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about 3 years ago
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about 3 years ago


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+
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

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


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+
yan2 =
y + an2

"speech" or "words" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 149) / see also 言字旁[yan2 zi4 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan2 =
y + an2

words / speech / to say / to talk | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The horizontal lines look like sound waves that emerge from an opening: I'll resemble 言 by a megaphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Maud Younger rushes into Anchor Inn and just inside the entrance she uses a megaphone to loudly announce that the world revolution will soon start. She also tells the people that she has berets for everyone so that everyone will be able to be in style for the revolution. However she doesn't tell that she prepared the berets in another way: to each beret, she attached a mandarin via two capacitors which forms a formidable antenna, so that after the revolution, she'll be able to transmit her speeches directly to the wearers' brains. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

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about 2 years ago


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+

+
tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
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about 3 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago
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about 3 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago


=
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

shu

Sheldon Shrimp - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago
ei4

In the bathroom of the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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about 3 years ago
o1

In front of Olavinlinna Castle - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


shuo1

hua4
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word (HSK level 1)

xiao3

shuo1
novel / fiction / CL:本[ben3],部[bu4] (HSK level 4)

shuo1

ming2
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

shuo1

bu5

ding4
can't say for sure / maybe (HSK level 5)

hu2

shuo1
to talk nonsense / drivel (HSK level 5)

chuan2

shuo1
legend / folklore / tradition / it is said / they say that... (HSK level 5)

ju4

shuo1
it is said that / reportedly (HSK level 5)

shuo1

fu2
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2] (HSK level 5)

jie3

shuo1

yuan2
commentator (HSK level 5)

xue2

shuo1
theory / doctrine (HSK level 6)

xiao3

shuo1

jia1
novelist

xiao3

shuo1

jia1
School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家[zhu1 zi3 bai3 jia1] during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

shuo1

shuo5
to say sth

ting1

shuo1
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking

shuo1

ming2

shu1
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / CL:本[ben3]

shuo1

qing2
to intercede / to plead for sb else

you3

shuo1

you3

xiao4
talking and laughing / to jest / cheerful and lively

you2

shui4
to lobby / to campaign / to promote (an idea, a product) / (old) to visit various rulers and promote one's political ideas (in the Warring States period)

quan4

shuo1
to persuade / persuasion / to advise

shuo1

bu5

shang4
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning

ping2

shuo1
to comment / to evaluate

shui4

ke4
(old) itinerant political adviser / (fig.) lobbyist / go-between / mouthpiece / also pr. [shuo1 ke4]

yao4

shuo1
as for / when it comes to

su4

shuo1
to tell sb

shuo1

san1

dao4

si4
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip

shuo1

le5

suan4
to have the final say / to be the one in charge

hu2

shuo1

ba1

dao4
to talk rubbish

shuo1

li3
to reason / to argue logically

zhong4

shuo1

fen1

yun2
opinions differ (idiom)

mei2

shuo1

de5
really good

shuo1

yi1

bu4

er4
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word

jie3

shuo1
to explain / to comment

su2

hua4

shuo1
as the proverb says / as they say...

tan2

tian1

shuo1

di4
to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun

dao4

ting1

tu2

shuo1
gossip / hearsay / rumor

shi2

hua4

shi2

shuo1
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is

shuo1

lai2

hua4

chang2
start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly

shuo1

qi3
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for

zhao4

shuo1
normally / ordinarily speaking

zhi3

shuo1

bu4

zuo4
to be all talk and no action

There are no example sentences for .

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