bei1 =
b + ei1

sad / sadness / sorrow / grief | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Beelzebub (b) is looking through his old negatives (非) in front of the Eiffel tower (ei1). He is reminded of his youth and his lost loves and his heart (心) is filled with sadness and grief (悲). His heart gets so heavy that he drops it on the floor, just for a moment to get some relief. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 months ago | add a painting



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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 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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fei1 =
f + ei1

abbr. for 非洲[Fei1 zhou1], Africa | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

fei1 =
f + ei1

to not be / not / wrong / incorrect / non- / un- / in- / to reproach or blame / (colloquial) to insist on / simply must | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a negative film (photography) - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Frankenstein's monster made an effort to photograph the Eiffel tower, but now his negative is a big mess. In front of the tower her set up a camera on a Cartesian coordinate system as a tripod, and he attached a banana and a dinosaur bone to the camera so that he can finely tune the angles. All was for naught as he now holds the messed up negative in his hands. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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丿
+
san1 =
s + an1

surname San | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

san1 =
s + an1

three / 3 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Cartesian coordinate system with three (三) axes.

Socrates (s-) is performing in front of Anchor Inn (-an1). He created an electrical flute by attaching a large capacitor (二) to the flute (一), so that he can get the attention of all the people. Moreover, he's balancing on a Cartesian coordinate system (三). Unfortunately, only three (三) people stop to watch the result. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
+
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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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

b

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ei1

In front of the Eiffel Tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


bei1

guan1
pessimistic (HSK level 5)

bei1

can3
miserable / tragic (HSK level 6)

bei1

ai1
grieved / sorrowful (HSK level 6)

bei1

shang1
sad / sorrowful

bei1

tan4
to bewail / to sigh mournfully / to lament

bei1

ming2
utter sad calls / lament

bei1

tan4
to bewail / to sigh mournfully / to lament

bei1

tong4
mournful

bei1

ju4
tragedy / CL:出[chu1]

ke3

bei1
lamentable

bei1

chuang4
sorrow / tragic

le4

ji2

sheng1

bei1
extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom); Don't celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong!

bei1

qi4
to weep with grief

bei1

zhuang4
solemn and stirring / moving and tragic

bei1

ju4

xing4
tragic

bei1

tong4
grieved / sorrowful

bei1

liang2
sorrowful / dismal

bei1

ge1
sad melody / stirring strains / elegy / dirge / threnody / sing with solemn fervor

bei1

fen4
grief and indignation

ci2

bei1
mercy

bei1

tian1

min3

ren2
to bemoan the state of the universe and pity the fate of mankind

bei1

xi3

ju4
tragicomedy

bei1

chou2
melancholy

bei1

qi1
mournful

bei1

huan1

li2

he2
joys and sorrows / partings and reunions / the vicissitudes of life

ci2

bei1

wei2

ben3
mercy as the guiding principle (idiom); the Buddhist teaching that nothing is valid except compassion

bu4

yi3

wu4

xi3

,

bu4

yi3

ji3

bei1
not to become attached to material things, not to pity oneself

lao3

da4

tu2

shang1

bei1
vain regrets of old age (idiom)

zhuan3

bei1

wei2

xi3
to turn grief into happiness (idiom)

bei1

chu3
sorrowful / grieved

shang1

bei1
sad / sorrowful (literary)

tu4

si3

hu2

bei1
lit. if the rabbit dies, the fox grieves (idiom); fig. to have sympathy with a like-minded person in distress

gong1

di4

bei1

ju4
tragedy of the commons (economics)

da4

bei1

zhou4
the Great Compassion Mantra

da4

fang4

bei1

sheng1
great release of sorrow / to burst into tears

shao4

zhuang4

bu4

nu3

li4

,

lao3

da4

tu2

shang1

bei1
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age

qiang2

ren3

bei1

tong4
to try hard to suppress one's grief (idiom)

xu2

bei1
鸿
hong2
Xu Beihong (1895-1953), famous European trained painter and influential art teacher

bei1

bu4

zi4

sheng4
unable to control one's grief (idiom); overwrought / overcome with sorrow / heart-broken

bei1

qie4
mournful

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