yuan4 =
yu + an4

courtyard / institution / CL:個|个[ge4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The pope (阝) wants to join the cloister (寺院), but first he has to pass Aphrodite's (yu) test. He has to run as fast as he can from Vatikan City to the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4), where the entrance to the cloister is. As he arrives at the bathroom huffing and puffing, Aphrodite is waving with a checkered flag. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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wan2 =
w + an2

to finish / to be over / whole / complete / entire | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters: A checkered flag. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Willy Walrus celebrates finishing his degree just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn. He wears a graduation cap, gets lots of coins and somebody waves with a checkered flag. - 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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yuan2 =
yu + an2

surname Yuan / the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yuan2 =
yu + an2

unit of money (in PRC: Chinese yuan, in USA: dollar, etc) / primary / first | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sun Wu Kong offers Aphrodite a coin just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn. As Aphrodite takes it, she's literally shocked: Sun Wu Kong hooked up a capacitor to it to play a bad joke on her, and he's laughing his ass off. - 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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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

"place" radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

When on the left hand side of any character, it's the Pope, but when it's on the right hand side of any character, it's the Imperator. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

yu

Aphrodite - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


yi1

yuan4
hospital / CL:所[suo3],家[jia1],座[zuo4] (HSK level 1)

fa3

yuan4
court of law / court (HSK level 5)

guo2

wu4

yuan4
State Council (PRC) / State Department (USA) (HSK level 6)

bing4

yuan4
a specialized hospital

xue2

yuan4
college / educational institute / school / faculty / CL:所[suo3]

ru4

yuan4
to enter hospital / to be hospitalized

ting2

yuan4
courtyard

da4

za2

yuan4
compound with many families living together

ge1

ju4

yuan4
opera house

gan3

hua4

yuan4
reformatory / reform school

ju4

yuan4
theater / CL:家[jia1],座[zuo4]

si4

yuan4
cloister / temple / monastery / CL:座[zuo4]

jing4

lao3

yuan4
home of respect for aged / nursing home

zui4

gao1

fa3

yuan4
supreme court

mei3

rong2

yuan4
beauty salon / lady's hair parlor

zhu4

yuan4
to be in hospital / to be hospitalized

hou4

yuan4

qi3

huo3
a fire in one's backyard / conflict close to home

yuan4

zi5
courtyard / garden / yard / patio / CL:個|个[ge4] / (old) servant

yi4

yuan4
parliament / congress / legislative assembly

hou4

yuan4
rear court / back garden / backyard (also fig.)

zhong4

yi4

yuan4
lower house of bicameral assembly / House of Representatives (USA) / Chamber of Deputies

shen2

xue2

yuan4
seminary

shang1

xue2

yuan4
business school / university of business studies

zhuan3

yuan4
to transfer (a patient) to a different hospital / to transfer to hospital (e.g. a prisoner)

shu1

yuan4
academy of classical learning (Tang Dynasty - Qing Dynasty)

bo2

wu4

yuan4
museum

zhai2

yuan4
house / house with a courtyard

yi1

xue2

yuan4
medical school

yan2

jiu1

yuan4
research institute / academy

fu2

li4

yuan4
welfare agency

yuan4

xiao4
college / academy / educational institution

ke1

xue2

yuan4
academy of sciences / CL:個|个[ge4]

dian4

ying3

yuan4
cinema / movie theater / CL:家[jia1],座[zuo4]

fa3

xue2

yuan4
law school

gu1

er2

yuan4
orphanage / child asylum

xiu1

dao4

yuan4
monastery / convent

chu1

yuan4
to leave hospital / to be discharged from hospital

yuan4

zhang3
chair of board / president (of a university etc) / department head / dean / CL:個|个[ge4]

da4

yuan4
courtyard (surrounded by many buildings) / compound / great institution

yuan4

luo4
court / courtyard

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