cai3 =
c + ai3

(bright) color / variety / applause / applaud / lottery prize | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The King of Chu (c) is playing his fake Santa Clause beard (彡) by pulling the beard with one hand and plucking (采) the hairs using a plectrum (采) in the palace (ai3). He is playing a variety (彩) of songs and the audience is applauding (彩) frantically. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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+
shan1 =
sh + an1

hair | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a fake Santa Clause beard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


In front of Anchor Inn Sherlock Holmes wants to eat a banana, but he can't because of his fake Santa Clause beard. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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+
cai3 =
c + ai3

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

Mnemonic symbol: a plectrum. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


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 2 years ago | add a painting


cai3 =
c + ai3

color / complexion / looks / variant of 彩[cai3] / variant of 採|采[cai3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cai4 =
c + ai4

allotment to a feudal noble | 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ai3

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


jing1

cai3
brilliant / splendid (HSK level 4)

cai3

hong2
rainbow / CL:道[dao4] (HSK level 5)

cai3

piao4
lottery ticket (HSK level 6)

se4

cai3
tint / coloring / coloration / character (HSK level 6)

guang1

cai3
luster / splendor / radiance / brilliance (HSK level 6)

jian3

cai3
to cut the ribbon (at a launching or opening ceremony) (HSK level 6)

wu3

cai3

bin1

fen1
all the colors in profusion (idiom); a garish display

cai3

tou2
good omen / good luck (in business etc) / profits (gained in gambling, lottery etc)

yun2

cai5
(coll.) cloud / CL:朵[duo3]

cai3

min2
lottery player

qi1

cai3
seven colors / a variety of colors / multi-colored / rainbow-colored

duo1
姿
zi1

duo1

cai3
diversity (of forms and colors)

feng1

fu4

duo1

cai3
richly colorful

da4

fang4

yi4

cai3
to shine (of talents, skills, accomplishment) / to demonstrate extraordinary talent or skill

guang1

cai3

duo2

mu4
dazzling / brilliant

xuan4

li4

duo1

cai3
bright and colorful / gorgeous

liu2

guang1

yi4

cai3
lit. flowing light and overflowing color / brilliant lights and vibrant colors (idiom)

cai3

hua4
color painting

hua2

cai3
gorgeous / resplendent or rich color

cai3

pai2
dress rehearsal

cai3

che1
float (in a parade)

cai3

dai4
colored ribbon / streamer / CL:條|条[tiao2]

duo1

cai3
colorful / flamboyant

tou2

cai3
first prize in a lottery

yi4

cai3
extraordinary splendor

cai3

qi2
colored flag

nong2

mo4

zhong4

cai3
thick and heavy in colors / to describe sth in colorful language with attention to detail (idiom)

bo2

cai3
lottery

cai3

yun2
rosy clouds / CL:朵[duo3]

shui3

cai3

hua4
watercolor / aquarelle

dao4

cai3
adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake

gua4

cai3
to decorate for festive occasions / to be wounded in action

zhong4

cai3
to win a lottery

he4

cai3
to acclaim / to cheer

mi2

cai3

fu2
camouflage clothing

cai3

hui4
painted / colored painted-on designs

wu3

cai3
five (main) colors (white, black, red, yellow, and blue) / multicolored

cai3

dian4
color TV

cai3

se4
color / multi-colored / CL:種|种[zhong3]

cai3

yin4
color printing / abbr. for 彩色印刷[cai3 se4 yin4 shua1]

Example sentences for

 
stars - set up - silver - river - rainbow - act as - fly - bridge
The stars are flowing in silver rivers, rainbows act as flying bridges

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