guai4 =
gu + ai4

bewildering / odd / strange / uncanny / devil / monster / to wonder at / to blame / quite / rather | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Gitta Giraffe meets Father Christmas in the palace's bathroom. She finds it rather bewildering that instead of a sack full of presents he holds a big flail. He also looks kind of grumpy, almost like a big monster. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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sheng4 =
sh + (e)ng4

holy / sacred / saint / sage | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Father Christmas, 圣诞老人.

Sherlock Holmes is about to lose against Santa Claus in a boxing match in Stonehenge's bathroom when he uses a dirty trick: lying on the floor he grabs some dirt and throws it into Santa Claus's face, thereby blinding him. Sherlock uses the opportunity to land a critical blow onto Santa Claus's big belly, but Santa doesn't even notice. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - 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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xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - 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, over 3 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

"Heart" side-radical. | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Looks a bit like a flail. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

gu

Gitta Giraffe - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ai4

"ai4" is in the palace's bathroom. 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,
about 3 years ago

Words with


qi2

guai4
strange / odd / to marvel / to be baffled (HSK level 3)

nan2

guai4
(it's) no wonder (that...) / (it's) not surprising (that) (HSK level 5)

guai4

bu5

de5
no wonder! / so that's why! (HSK level 5)

gu3

guai4
eccentric / grotesque / oddly / queer (HSK level 6)

ze2

guai4
to blame / to rebuke (HSK level 6)

qian1

qi2

bai3

guai4
fantastic oddities of every description (idiom)

guai4

jie2
monstre sacré (i.e. artist famous for being deliberately preposterous)

guang1

guai4

lu4

li2
monstrous and multicolored / grotesque and variegated

yin1

yang2

guai4

qi4
eccentric / peculiar / mystifying

chou3

ba1

guai4
ugly person / wretch

guai4

yi4
monstrous / strange / strange phenomenon

guai4

pi4
eccentric / peculiar

cuo4

guai4
to blame sb wrongly

guai4

shou4
rare animal / mythical animal / monster

guai4

pi3
eccentricity / peculiarity / strange hobby

guai4

ren2
strange person / eccentric

gui3

guai4
hobgoblin / bogey / monstrosity / phantom (aircraft type)

guai4

xiang4
grotesque visage / grimace

zuo4

guai4
(of a ghost) to make strange things happen / to act up / to act behind the scenes / to make mischief / odd / to misbehave (euphemism for having sex)

guai4

dan4
freak / weird

gu3

li3

gu3

guai4
quaint / odd and picturesque / weird and wonderful

guai4

hua4
ridiculous talk / preposterous remark

guai4

wei4
strange odor

guai4

tai1
freak / abnormal embryo / fetus with deformity

shen2

guai4
spirits and devils (usually harmful) / demon

xi1

qi2

gu3

guai4
crazy / bizarre / weird / fantastic / strange

jian4

guai4
to mind / to take offense

da4

jing1

xiao3

guai4
much fuss about nothing

guai4

quan1
vicious circle / (abnormal) phenomenon

jian4

guai4

bu4

guai4
to keep one's calm in the face of the unexpected / not to wonder at strange sights

guai4

shi4
strange occurrences

yao1

guai4
monster / devil

guai4

wu5
monster / freak / eccentric person

guai4

zui4
to blame

mo2

guai4
demons and ghosts / ghouls and bogies

yao1

mo2

gui3

guai4
demons and ghosts / ghouls and bogies

qi2

xing2

guai4

zhuang4
fantastic oddities of every description (idiom); grotesquely shaped

guai4

li3

guai4

qi4
eccentric / odd-looking / peculiar

qi2

tan2

guai4

lun4
strange tales and absurd arguments (idiom) / unreasonable remarks

guai4

qi4
weird (temperament)

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