xi1 =
xi + Ø1

to cherish / to begrudge / to pity / Taiwan pr. [xi2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

NASA ordered Marie Curie (xi) to do an experiment for them in front of the space station (Ø1). They are spending 2000000000 bucks to see what happens when you crush a milk shake (昔) with a flail (忄) in outer space. Marie Curie thinks it is a pity (惜) and would rather drink her cherished (惜) milk shake rather than crush it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

Looks a bit like a flail. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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xi1 =
xi + Ø1

surname Xi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xi1 =
xi + Ø1

former times / the past / Taiwan pr. [xi2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: From 奶昔, milkshake

In former times, Marie Curie thought that at the end of every day, the sun falls into a well and therefore the light goes off. Nowadays as she is floating in front of the space station, she finds that she was right: as in the former times, every evening the sun goes into the well to fetch herself a milkshake. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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jing3 =
ji + (e)ng3

Jing, one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy / surname Jing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

jing3 =
ji + (e)ng3

a well / CL:口[kou3] / neat / orderly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is digging a well inside Stonehenge. At first she was doing it by hand, but then she hooked up a capacitor to a banana and a dinosaur bone, which dig for her using the electrical energy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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丿
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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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丿
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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,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 4 years ago

Stroke order

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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?)

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


ke3

xi1
it is a pity / what a pity / unfortunately (HSK level 4)

zhen1

xi1
to treasure / to value / to cherish (HSK level 5)

ai4

xi1
to cherish / to treasure / to use sparingly (HSK level 5)

wan3

xi1
to regret / to feel that it is a great pity / to feel sorry for sb (HSK level 6)

bu4

xi1
not stint / not spare / not hesitate (to do sth) / not scruple (to do sth) (HSK level 6)

lian2

xi1
to take pity on / to feel tenderness toward

lin4

xi1
to stint / to be miserly

tong4

xi1
to lament

xi1

bie2
reluctant to part

xing1

xing1

xi1

xing1

xing1
people of talent appreciate one another (idiom) / to sympathize with one another

xing1

xing1

xiang1

xi1
see 惺惺惜惺惺[xing1 xing1 xi1 xing1 xing1]

xiu1

xi1
recess

xi1

fu2
to appreciate one's good fortune

lian2

xiang1

xi1

yu4
to have tender, protective feelings for the fairer sex (idiom)

xi1

cun4

yin1
to cherish every moment / to make good use of one's time

bu4

xi1

xue4

ben3
to spare no effort / to devote all one's energies

teng2

xi1
to cherish / to dote on

gu4

xi1
to take loving care of / to value

shi2

zhi1

wu2

wei4

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qi4

zhi1

ke3

xi1
lit. to be hardly worth eating, but it would still be a pity to discard it (idiom) / fig. some things have little to no value, yet one is still reluctant to part with them

ti3

xi1
to empathize / to understand and sympathize

tan4

xi1
sigh of regret

xi1

xiang1

lian2

yu4
see 憐香惜玉|怜香惜玉[lian2 xiang1 xi1 yu4]

Example sentences for

 
Unfortunately - too - thick - a little - slim - a little - just - good - (le)
What a pity that it is a bit too thick! A little thinner would be better
 
great king - you - if - not - go - take a look - that - wouldn't it - be - a pity - ?
Great king, wouldn't it be a pity if you didn't go to take a look at it?

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