zhi4 =
zh + Ø4

aspiration / ambition / the will | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhi4 =
zh + Ø4

sign / mark / to record / to write a footnote | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a sticky note.

George Washington writes down his poems on sticky notes in the space station's bathroom. As he reads them to the bachelor, the bachelor is really moved and wants to give George Washington his heart. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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shi4 =
sh + Ø4

surname Shi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shi4 =
sh + Ø4

member of the senior ministerial class (old) / scholar (old) / bachelor / honorific / first class military rank / specialist worker | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes is meeting the bachelor in the bathroom of the space station. Sherlock Holmes is playing a flute, and the bachelor is wearing a huge cross around his neck. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xin1 =
xi + (e)n1

heart / mind / intention / center / core / CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie (xi) uses a shovel (乚) to dig a hole in front of the Forbidden City ((e)n1). She wants to bury her heart (心). To the side are three petal leaves (丶)e, with which she wants to cover it afterwards. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

zh

George Washington - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


li3

hong2

zhi4
Li Hongzhi (1951-), founder of Falung Gong 法輪功|法轮功[Fa3 lun2 Gong1]

lin2

zhi4

ling2
Lin Chi-ling (1974-), Taiwanese model and actress

li4

dai4

zhi4

shang4
First book of Chronicles

li4

dai4

zhi4

xia4
Second book of Chronicles

min2

zu2

zhi4
ethnography

yong3

zhi4

bu4

wang4
never to be forgotten

qiu2

sheng1

yi4

zhi4
the will to live

dan4

bo2

ming2

zhi4
living a simple life as one's ideal (idiom)

yan4

que4

an1

zhi1
鸿
hong2

hu2

zhi1

zhi4
lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom) / fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?

zhong1

guo2

ren2

min2

zhi4

yuan4

jun1
the Chinese People's Volunteer Army deployed by China to aid North Korea in 1950

bu4

yi3

ci2

hai4

zhi4
don't let rhetoric spoil the message (idiom); don't get carried away with flowery speech to the detriment of what you want to say

bu4

yi3

ci2

hai4

zhi4
don't let rhetoric spoil the message (idiom); don't get carried away with flowery speech to the detriment of what you want to say

bei1

zhi4
historical record inscribed on tablet

shen2

zhi4

bu4

qing1
to be delirious / to be mentally confused

shen2

zhi4

hun1

mi2
to be in a state of delirium

yi2

shan1

zhi4
the will to move mountains / fig. high ambitions

du3

zhi4
steadfast / with single-minded devotion

wang3

zhi4
blog / weblog / same as 博客[bo2 ke4]

xian4

zhi4
general history of a county / county annals

zhai2

zhi4

gang1
Zhai Zhigang (1966-), Chinese astronaut

lao3

ji4

fu2

li4

,

zhi4

zai4

qian1

li3
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations

liao2

zhai1

zhi4

yi4
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, Qing dynasty book of tales by 蒲松齡|蒲松龄[Pu2 Song1 ling2]

zhi2

zhi4
aspiration

hu2

zhi4

qiang2
Jason Hu (Taiwan foreign minister)

lin2

hai3

shui3

tu3

zhi4
Seaboard geographic gazetteer (c. 275) by Shen Ying 沈瑩|沈莹

zi4

you2

yi4

zhi4
free will

zi4

you2

yi4

zhi4

zhu3

yi4
libertarianism

fan4

zhi4

yi4
Fan Zhiyi (1969-), soccer player

ru2

zhi4

juan1
Ru Zhijuan (1925-1998), female novelist and politician

xu4

xu1

ming2

zhi4
to be resolutely opposed to doing sth (idiom)

cai4

zhi4

zhong1
Tsai Chih Chung (1948-), famous Taiwanese cartoonist specializing in retelling the Chinese classics

zhi4

ai1
to pay respects to the dead / to mark sb's passing

fu2

she4

jing3

gao4

biao1

zhi4
radiation warning symbol

xia2

zhi4
lofty ambition / lofty aspiration

yuan3

zhi4
far-reaching ambition / lofty ideal / milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia), with roots used in Chinese medicine

rui4

zhi4
firm determination

xiang4

zhuang1

wu3

jian4

,

zhi4

zai4

pei4

gong1
see 項莊舞劍,意在沛公|项庄舞剑,意在沛公[Xiang4 Zhuang1 wu3 jian4 , yi4 zai4 Pei4 Gong1]

mo4

zhi4
to recall silently

yan4

que4

yan1

zhi1
鸿
hong2

gu3

zhi1

zhi4
lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?

ren2

qiong2

zhi4

duan3
poor and with low expectations / poverty stunts ambition

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