zhua1 =
zhu + a1

to grab / to catch / to arrest / to snatch / to scratch | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Giant Squid (zhu) morphed into a new superhero form: he has claws (爪) on each tentacle and is additionally wielding several toy claws (扌). He wants to catch (抓) every criminal on earth this way, and he starts in front of the Adziogol lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A toy claw. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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


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zhua3 =
zhu + a3

claw | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Giant Squid (zhu) grew a claw (爪) on each tentacle. In the Adziogol Lighthouse (a3) he looks even more dangerous this way. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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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?)

zhu

George Giant Squid - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
a1

In front of the Adziogol Lighthouse - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


zhua1

jin3
to grasp firmly / to pay special attention to / to rush in / to make the most of (HSK level 5)

yi1

ba3

zhua1
to attempt all tasks at once / to manage every detail regardless of its importance

zhua1

jiu1
to draw straws

zhua1

huo4
to arrest

zhua1

shou3
starting point / mechanical hand / gripper

zhua1

zhu4
to grab / to capture

zhua1

pai1
to capture (an image) / to snap (a photo)

zhua1

qu3
to seize

zhua1

yao4
to make up a prescription (of herbal medicine)

zhua1

xia1
to be caught unprepared

zhua1

bu3
to seize / to capture

zhua1

zou3
to arrest

zhua1

zi3

r5
kids' game involving throwing and grabbing

zhua1

gong1

fu5
to maximize one's time / to catch some time out / to find enough time / (also 抓功夫)

zhua1

nao5
to scratch / to mess about with / to quarrel / to scramble to do / sb or sth that one can rely on

zhua1

kuang2
to blow one's top / to be driven mad / to become frantic

zhua1

yang3
to scratch an itch

zhua1

jin3

xue2

xi2
to concentrate on studying hard

luan4

zhua1
to claw wildly / to scratch frantically / to arrest people indiscriminately

zhua1

ju3
snatch (weightlifting technique)

zhua1

zei2
to catch a thief

zhua1

bian4

zi5
to grab sb by the pigtail / to seize on weak points / to exploit the opponent's shortcomings

zhua1

fan4
pilau / pilaf / a type of food popular among Muslims

jia1

dai4

suo3

zhua1
in stocks / in fetter for punishment

xian4

zhua1
to improvise

mei2

mao5

hu2

zi5

yi1

ba3

zhua1
careless / any-old-how, regardless of the specific task

mao1

zhua1

bing4
cat scratch disease / cat scratch fever

tou2

fa5

hu2

zi5

yi1

ba3

zhua1
lit. hair and beard all in one stroke / fig. to handle different things by the same method / one method to solve all problems / one size fits all

zhua1

jin3

shi2

jian1
to snatch time / to rush / to hurry (up) / to seize the moment

yi1

zhua1

yi1

da4

ba3
a dime a dozen / a great deal of

shou3

zhua1

yang2

rou4
hand-held mutton (mutton pieces on the bone, eaten with the fingers)

zhua1

shang1
to injure by scratching or clawing

zhua1

li4
grip

zhua1

gong1

fu5
to maximize one's time / to catch some time out / to find enough time / (also 抓工夫)

zhua1

bao1
to catch sb in the act

zhua1

qu4
to arrest and take away

zhua1

qu3

cheng2

xu4
spider or crawler bot (Internet)

zhua1

di4
grip on the road / roadholding

zhua1

di4

li4
traction

zhua1

jian1
to catch a couple in the act (adultery, illicit sexual relations)

Example sentences for

 
decidedly - will - arrest - seize - condemn
For sure he has to be arrested and condemned
 
if - not - arrest - come - strictly - punish
If he is not arrested and punished
 
big - king - we - grab - spy - (le)
Great king, we caught a spy
 
as matters stand - quick - grasp - that - devil - monkey - grab - come - execute
As matters stand, quickly bring the devil monkey here and restore justice

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