tou2 =
t + ou2

to cast / to send / to throw oneself (into the river etc) / to seek refuge / to place oneself into the hands of | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tecumseh (t) is exerting an ancient sport of his tribe just inside the Louvre's entrance (ou2). He is hurling (投) a halberd (殳) as far as he can using a toy claw (扌). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A toy claw. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

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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

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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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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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shu1 =
shu + Ø1

surname Shu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shu1 =
shu + Ø1

spear | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sheldon Shrimp (shu-) is practising his martial arts skills in front of the space station (-1). He's a specialist in the combined halberd (symbol for 殳) boxing style, and practises smashing tables (几) with his sucker punch (symbol for 又). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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ji1 =
ji + Ø1

small table | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc (ji-) is sitting at a small table (几) in front of the space station (-1) and having tea. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

ji1 =
ji + Ø1

almost | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ji3 =
ji + Ø3

how much / how many / several / a few | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - 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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xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

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?)

t

Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ou2

Just inside the Louvre's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


tou2

zi1
investment / to invest (HSK level 5)

tou2

xiang2
to surrender / surrender (HSK level 6)

tou2

zhi4
to throw sth a long distance / to hurl / to throw at / to throw (dice etc) / to flip (a coin) (HSK level 6)

tou2

ji1
to speculate (on financial markets) / opportunistic / congenial / agreeable (HSK level 6)

tou2

piao4
to vote / vote (HSK level 6)

zhao1

tou2

biao1
bid inviting and bid offering / bidding / auction (HSK level 6)

tou2
稿
gao3
to submit articles for publication / to contribute (writing)

zou3

tou2

wu2

lu4
to be at an impasse (idiom) / in a tight spot / at the end of one's rope / desperate

ju3

shou3

tou2

zu2
lit. to lift a hand or move a leg (idiom); very easy / no effort at all

tou2

fang4
to input / to throw in / to unload / to put into circulation

tou2
宿
su4
to lodge / to stay (for the night)

tou2

zi1

ren2
investor

tou2

kao4
to rely on help from sb

tou2

tao2

bao4

li3
toss a peach, get back a plum (idiom); to return a favor / to exchange gifts / Scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.

tou2

shen1
to throw oneself into sth

tou2

biao1
to bid / to make a tender

tou2

di4

yuan2
courier / mailman

tou2

zhong4
to throw at a target / to shoot (in soccer, basketball etc)

tou2

zi1

jia1
investor

tou2

bao3
to take out insurance / to insure

tou2

piao4

quan2
suffrage / right to vote

tou2

tai1
to re-enter the womb (of departed spirit) / reincarnation

tou2

su4
complaint / to file a complaint / to sue

xiang1

tou2
agreeing with one another / congenial

tou2

piao4

xiang1
ballot box

tou2

shi2

wen4

lu4
lit. to toss a stone to find out what's ahead (idiom) / fig. to test the waters

tou2

dan4
to throw an explosive charge / to bomb

tou2

she4
dart / projection

tou2

chan3
to put into production / to put into operation

tou2

ben4
to seek shelter / to seek asylum

kong1

tou2
air drop / to drop supplies by air

tou2

yuan2
to be kindred spirits / to hit it off

tou2

piao4

zhan4
polling station (for a vote)

tou2

di4
to deliver

tou2

shou3
thrower / pitcher / bowler

tou2

ying3
to project / a projection

tou2

piao4

lu:4
proportion of vote / turnout in election

tou2

kao3
to sign up for an examination / to apply for admission (to a university etc) / to apply (for a position)

tou2

cheng2
to defect / to surrender / to capitulate

tou2

ji1

qu3

qiao3
to seize every opportunity / to be full of tricks

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