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

In front of Olavinlinna Castle is a big advertising column. On it is a picture of Sheldon Shrimp, who is depicted to be talking about his new cash exchange booth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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

Doggy Dog opened a cash exchange booth in the Eiffel tower's bathroom. His first customers are Apollo and a mean crocodile. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

r5

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


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

This character looks like a big "i" (like in information), and I'll represent it by an advertising column.

Maud Younger (y) gives a speech (讠) standing on top of an advertising column (讠) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

shu

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ei4

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
o1

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

Image by Matthias,
about 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

Example sentences for

 
Don't tell me - you - say - (le) - not - count - ?
Don't tell me what you said doesn't count anymore?
 
you - fetus - hair - not yet - dry - say - what - big - language
You fetus, your hair is not even dry yet and you still dare to speak such big words?
 
old - servant - long ago - say - in the past
This old servant already said it a long time ago
 
say - something - at - peach banquet - eat
Talking about eating at the peach banquet
 
what - great sage the equal of heaven - not - hear - ever
What Great Sage the Equal of Heaven? I have never heard of him
 
what - great sage the equal of heaven - not - hear - ever
What Great Sage the Equal of Heaven? I have never heard of him
 
hear - peach of immortality - gathering - top - haven't - invite - he
Hearing that he wasn't invited to the peaches of immortality dinner

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