dan4 =
d + an4

crossball / bullet / shot / shell / ball | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Don Quixote (d) is preparing a bullet (弹) list in the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4), but he took the term a little too literally. To create the bullet points on his list (单), he is trying to shoot bullets (弹) at the list using a composite bow (弓). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


tan2 =
t + an2

to pluck (a string) / to play (a string instrument) / to spring or leap / to shoot (e.g. with a catapult) / (of cotton) to fluff or tease / to flick / to flip / to accuse / to impeach / elastic (of materials) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tecumseh (t) is giving a concert just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2). He is playing a composite bow (弓) with just a single string. As he is plucking (弹) the string (弹) of his bow, he often looks at the floor where he taped a list (单) of songs to play so that he doesn't forget which song is next. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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dan1 =
d + an1

bill / list / form / single / only / sole / odd number / CL:個|个[ge4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In front of Anchor Inn there are many, really a field of crosses because Don Quixote killed so many people on his crusades. Today is his judgement day: a mean crocodile reads the list of his victims to him, and Don Quixote is really 不好意思. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


shan4 =
sh + an4

surname Shan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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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tian2 =
ti + an2

surname Tian | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tian2 =
ti + an2

field / farm / CL:片[pian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mother Teresa (ti) wants to plant a field of crosses (田) just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn (an2). She ordered a wooden box (囗) with crosses (十) inside and puts them up one by one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

surname Gong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

a bow (weapon) / CL:張|张[zhang1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A composite bow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

d

Don Quixote - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
t

Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


tan2

xing4
flexibility / elasticity (HSK level 6)

dao3

dan4
guided missile / cruise missile / missile / CL:枚[mei2] (HSK level 6)

zi3

dan4
bullet / CL:粒[li4],顆|颗[ke1],發|发[fa1] (HSK level 6)

tan2

huang2
spring

dan4

jin4

liang2

jue2
out of ammunition and no food left (idiom); in desperate straits

du2

qi4

dan4
poison gas shell / poison gas grenade

dan4

wan2
pellet

fang2

dan4

yi1
bulletproof vest

dan4

kong3
bullet hole

fang2

dan4
bullet-proof

yan1

mu4

dan4
smoke bomb

dan4

pian4
shrapnel / splinter from shell

liu2

dan4

pao4
howitzer

liu2

xian4

dan4
shrapnel shell / shrapnel / also pr. [liu2 san3 dan4]

dong4

tan5
to budge

da2

mu3

dan4
dumdum bullet (loanword) / expanding bullet

dan4

jia1
ammunition clip / cartridge clip / magazine (for ammunition)

ding4

shi2

zha4

dan4
time bomb

tan2

he2
to accuse of misconduct (in official task) / to impeach

dan4

gong1
catapult / slingshot

he2

dao3

dan4
nuclear missile

tan2

huang2

suo3
spring lock

tan2

qiu2
to play marbles

he2

dan4
nuclear warhead

fan3

tan2
to bounce / to bounce back / to boomerang / to ricochet / rebound (of stock market etc) / bounce / backlash / negative repercussions

tan2

tiao4
to bounce / to jump / to leap

shi2

dan4
live ammunition

zhou1

ji4

dao3

dan4
intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM

tan2

she4
to catapult / to launch / to eject (from a plane) / to shoot

tan2

li4
elasticity / elastic force / spring / rebound / bounce

tou2

dan4
to throw an explosive charge / to bomb

ran2

shao1

dan4
fire bomb / incendiary device

luan4

tan2

qin2
to talk nonsense / to behave like a fool

zhong1

zi3

dan4
neutron bomb

he2

dan4

tou2
nuclear reentry vehicle / nuclear warhead

liu2

dan4
high explosive shell / grenade

zhong4

dan4
hit by a bullet / shot

dan4

yao4
ammunition

qiang1

dan4
bullet

cui1

lei4

dan4
tear bomb / tear-gas grenade

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