qi3 =
qi + Ø3

to rise / to raise / to get up / to set out / to start / to appear / to launch / to initiate (action) / to draft / to establish / to get (from a depot or counter) / verb suffix, to start / (before place or time) starting from / classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance / classifier for groups: batch, group | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts is bored in the space station and plays a game involving a nordic walking pole and butcher's hooks. She uses the nordic walking pole to accelerate the hooks and fires them off once they have enough momentum. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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ji3 =
ji + Ø3

self / oneself / sixth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / sixth in order / letter "F" or roman "VI" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / hexa | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character looks like a butcher's hook. In the space station, Jeanne of Arc wants to conduct an experiment about a sixth order chaotic pendulum. First she hooks a butcher's hook to a sickle, then sticks the sickle's end into a flute, and finally hooks the handle of a shovel into the last hole of the flute. She then swings the chaotic pendulum to observe its behaviour. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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zou3 =
z + ou3

to walk / to go / to run / to move (of vehicle) / to visit / to leave / to go away / to die (euph.) / from / through / away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走[che4 zou3]) / to change (shape, form, meaning) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro is fighting Neanderthal Man in the Louvre. Neanderthal Man uses his voodoo staff, and Zorro uses a nordic walking pole. He overcomes Neanderthal Man by using a dirty trick: Zorro throws some dirt and clay at Neanderthal Mans face, who is blinded and hurts his foot with his voodoo staff. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

character component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Neanderthal man accidentally pierced his foot with a voodoo staff. Now he'll have to get an injection against tetanus. This character will thus be represented by a syringe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
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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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


dui4

bu5

qi3
unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat) (HSK level 1)

qi3

chuang2
to get out of bed / to get up (HSK level 2)

yi1

qi3
in the same place / together / with / altogether (in total) (HSK level 2)

qi3

fei1
(of an aircraft) to take off (HSK level 4)

qi3

lai5
to stand up / to get up (HSK level 4)

qi5

lai5
(after a verb) indicating the beginning and continuation of an action or a state / indicating an upward movement (e.g. after 站[zhan4]) / bringing things together (e.g. after 收拾[shou1 shi5]) / (after a perception verb, e.g. 看[kan4]) expressing preliminary judgement (HSK level 4)

yin3

qi3
to give rise to / to lead to / to cause / to arouse (HSK level 4)

kan4

bu5

qi3
to look down upon / to despise (HSK level 5)

liao3

bu5

qi3
amazing / terrific / extraordinary (HSK level 5)

qi3

ma3
at the minimum / at the very least (HSK level 6)

qi3

yi4
uprising / insurrection / revolt (HSK level 6)

qi3

chu1
originally / at first / at the outset (HSK level 6)

qi3

hong4
to heckle / rowdy jeering / to create a disturbance (HSK level 6)

qi3

yuan2
origin / to originate / to come from (HSK level 6)

qi3

cao3
to make a draft / to draw up (plans) (HSK level 6)

qi3

fu2
to move up and down / to undulate / ups and downs (HSK level 6)

xian1

qi3
to lift / to raise in height / to begin / upsurge / to set off (a campaign) (HSK level 6)

qi3

shen1
to get up / to leave / to set forth

su4

ran2

qi3

jing4
to feel deep veneration for sb (idiom)

da4

qi3

da4

luo4
(of market prices etc) to rapidly fluctuate (idiom) / volatile / significant ups and downs / roller coaster

qi3

zhong4

ji1
crane

bu4

qi3

yan3
unremarkable / nothing out of the ordinary

shu4

qi3
to erect (a tent etc) / to prick up (one's ears) / to raise (one's eyebrows) / to stick up (one's thumb) / to turn up (one's collar) / (of a bird) to puff up (one's feathers)

qiao2

bu4

qi3
to look down upon / to hold in contempt

qi3

yong4
to promote / to reinstate (in a position or job)

qi3

chuang2

hao2
reveille

ling4

qi3

lu2

zao4
lit. to set up a separate kitchen (idiom); to start from scratch / back to square one / to start of on a new path

jue2

qi3
to rise abruptly (to a towering position) / to tower over / to spring up / to emerge suddenly / the emergence (e.g. of a power)

qi3

xian1
at first / in the beginning

huan4

qi3
to waken (to action) / to rouse (the masses) / to evoke (attention, recollection etc)

kan4

qi3

lai2
seemingly / apparently / looks as if / appear to be / gives the impression that / seems on the face of it to be

bi3

qi3
compared with

re3

bu5

qi3
can't afford to offend / dare not provoke / difficult to deal with / insufferable

qi3

yin1
cause / a factor (leading to an effect)

ti2

qi3
to mention / to speak of / to lift / to pick up / to arouse / to raise (a topic, a heavy weight, one's fist, one's spirits etc)

xing1

qi3
to rise / to spring up / to burgeon / to be aroused / to come into vogue

qi3

zi5
baking soda (used to leaven bread) / screwdriver / bottle opener

dong1

shan1

zai4

qi3
lit. to return to office after living as a hermit on Mount Dongshan (idiom); fig. to make a comeback

mai3

bu5

qi3
cannot afford / can't afford buying

bai2

shou3

qi3

jia1
to build up from nothing / to start from scratch

Example sentences for

 
kids - train-start
Kids, start your training
 
pull out - my - control - sea - treasure. - This - monkey - spirit - method - really big
He pulled out my sea-controlling treasure. This monkey spirit is really powerful
 
rise - come
Get up
 
guards - do for me - capture
Guards, capture him
 
tell - you - that - Jade Emperor - old man - he - look down upon - I, old Sun
Tell your old man, the Jade Emperor: he's looking down upon me
 
Your Majesty - that - stable keeper - self - Mountain of Flowers and Fruit - hang - rise - banner
Your Majesty! That stable keeper raised a banner at his mountain of flowers and fruit
 
call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - he - will - with - His Majesty - be on an equal footing
He calls himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"! He demands to be on an equal footing as Your Majesty

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