yan3 =
y + an3

to spread out / to develop / to overflow / to amplify / superfluous | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) is dancing on the bar in the Anchor Inn (an3), but suddenly her seven-league boots (行) cause her to run around like crazy, breaking all the water bottles (氵) and thereby having the whole inn overflow (衍) with water. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 month ago | add a painting



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shui3 =
shu + ei3

"water" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 85), occurring in 没, 法, 流 etc / see also 三點水|三点水[san1 dian3 shui3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A bottle of water. Sheldon Shrimp (shu-) enjoys a bottle of water (氵) inside the Eiffel tower (-ei3). - 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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+
hang2 =
h + ang2

a row / series / age order (of brothers) / profession / professional / relating to company | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xing2 =
xi + (e)ng2

to walk / to go / to travel / a visit / temporary / makeshift / current / in circulation / to do / to perform / capable / competent / effective / all right / OK! / will do / behavior / conduct / Taiwan pr. [xing4] for the behavior-conduct sense | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: seven-league boots. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Just inside of Stonehenge's entrance, Marie Curie is tired of walking with a black sneaker on her left foot and a full armor boot on her right foot. Fortunately she finds seven-league boots just inside the entrance. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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chu4 =
chu + Ø4

step with the right foot / see 彳亍[chi4 chu4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A step with the right foot is a kick of a righteous knight, who wears a full armor boot on his right foot. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - 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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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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chi4 =
ch + Ø4

step with the left foot (Kangxi radical 60) / see also 彳亍[chi4 chu4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Left foot: Black sneakers. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 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
+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 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
+
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,
over 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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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


fu1

yan3
to elaborate (on a theme) / to expound (the classics) / perfunctory / to skimp / to botch / to do sth half-heartedly or just for show / barely enough to get by (HSK level 6)

fan2

yan3
to multiply / to reproduce / to increase gradually in number or quantity

yan3

sheng1

wu4
a derivative (complex product derived from simpler source material)

yan3

bian4
to develop / to evolve

yan3

she4
diffraction

yan3

sheng1
to give rise to / to derive / derivative / derivation

fu1

yan3

liao3

shi4
to skimp / to work half-heartedly / not to bother

fu1

yan3

se4

ze2
to skimp on the job / to work half-heartedly / not to take the job seriously

luo2

mo2

yan3

na4
the Ramayana (Indian epic)

zhou4

yi4

fan2

yan3
Descendants are great in numbers. (idiom)

fan2

yan3
variant of 繁衍[fan2 yan3]

tui1

yan3
to deduce / to infer / an implication / same as 推演

xia4

yan3
Xia Yan (1900-1995), Chinese writer, playwright, socialist critic and movie pioneer

xin4

dai4

yan3

sheng1

chan3

pin3
credit derivative (in finance)

yan3

shen1
to give rise (to) / to spawn / to spread (to)

yan3

hua4
to evolve (of ideas, designs, constructions etc) / to develop and change

yan3

she4

ge2

zi5
diffraction grating (physics)

yan3

she4

jiao3
angle of diffraction (physics)

yan3

sheng1

chan3

pin3
derivative product / derivative (in finance)

yan3

sheng4

gong1
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants

yan3

sheng4

gong1

fu3
the official residence of Confucius' descendants at Qufu 曲阜, Shandong

qie4

yan3
bamboo box

zou1

yan3
Zou Yan (305-240 BC), founder of the School of Yin-Yang of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

jin1

rong2

yan3

sheng1

gong1

ju4
derivatives (finance)

jin1

rong2

yan3

sheng1

chan3

pin3
financial derivative

pu4

yan3
to spread out widely / to disseminate

wo4

yan3
rich and fertile (soil)

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