gao1 =
g + ao1

surname Gao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gao1 =
g + ao1

high / tall / above average / loud / your (honorific) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A skyscraper. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Just in front of the Taos Pueblo, a huge skyscraper has been erected. It's an important building, so there's a control checkpoint at the entrance, and Guy Fawkes has been hired to stand guard. To make him look more dangerous, he wears a beret. However there's no-one to check, so Guy Fawkes is bored and eats a mandarin. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - 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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
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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jiong1 =
ju + (e)ng1

desert / border | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A border control checkpoint. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Zeus is working at a border control checkpoint in front of Stonehenge, but there is no-one to be checked. He is so bored that he's driving staples into mandarins without end. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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jiong1 =
ju + (e)ng1

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用, 同, 网 etc / see also 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kind of looks like a map. Zeus found a secret map that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone in front of Stonehenge, so he took a plough and digged up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - 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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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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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 1

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

g

"g" is for Guy Fawkes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ao1

In front of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


gao1

xing4
happy / glad / willing (to do sth) / in a cheerful mood (HSK level 1)

ti2

gao1
to raise / to increase / to improve (HSK level 3)

gao1

ji2
high level / high grade / advanced / high-ranking (HSK level 4)

gao1

su4

gong1

lu4
expressway / highway / freeway (HSK level 5)

gao1

dang4
superior quality / high grade / top grade (HSK level 5)

gao1

zhang3
to surge up / to rise / (of tensions etc) to run high (HSK level 6)

gao1

chao1
excellent / superlative (HSK level 6)

gao1

chao2
high tide / high water / upsurge / climax / orgasm / chorus (part of a song) (HSK level 6)

gao1

kao3
college entrance exam (especially as abbr. for 普通高等學校招生全國統一考試|普通高等学校招生全国统一考试[Pu3 tong1 Gao1 deng3 Xue2 xiao4 Zhao1 sheng1 Quan2 guo2 Tong3 yi1 Kao3 shi4]) / entrance exam for senior government service posts (Taiwan) (HSK level 6)

xing4

gao1

cai3

lie4
happy and excited (idiom) / in high spirits / in great delight (HSK level 6)

gao1

shang4
noble / lofty / refined / exquisite (HSK level 6)

gao1

ming2
brilliant / superior / tall and bright (HSK level 6)

gao1

ming2
Gaoming district of Foshan city 佛山市[Fo2 shan1 shi4], Guangdong (HSK level 6)

chong2

gao1
majestic / sublime (HSK level 6)

gao1

feng1
peak / summit / height (HSK level 6)

gao1

yu2
greater than / to exceed

gao1

ao4
arrogant / haughty / proud

gao1

di4
highland / upland

gao1

ren2
very able person

gao1

wen1
high temperature

gao1

li4

dai4
loan shark / high-interest loan / usury

gao1

chu4
high place / elevation

gao1

ya1
high pressure / high-handed

yuan3

zou3

gao1

fei1
to go far / to escape to faraway places

gao1

gao1

zai4

shang4
set up on high (idiom); not in touch with reality / aloof and remote

gao1

ya1

yang3
hyperbaric oxygen / hyperbaric oxygenation / also abbr. for 高壓氧治療|高压氧治疗[gao1 ya1 yang3 zhi4 liao2], hyperbaric therapy

gao1

kang4
resounding (sound) / reverberating

gao1

jia4

qiao2
high trestle bridge / viaduct / fly-over

gao1

bu4

ke3

pan1
too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable

zhai4

tai2

gao1

zhu4
lit. build a high desk of debt (idiom); heavily in debt

gao1

hu1
to shout loudly

gao1

er3

fu1

qiu2

chang3
golf course

gao1

xing4

neng2
high performance

gao1

fa1
to score highly in imperial exams (and obtain a post) / widespread

gao1

nan2
extremely difficult / hard and dangerous / challenging

ba2

gao1
to raise (one's voice) / to overrate / to build up / to stand out / outstanding

shu4

zhi1

gao1

ge2
tied up in a bundle on a high shelf / to put sth on the back burner / no longer a high priority

gao1

chan3
high yielding

gao1

shan1
high mountain / alpine

gao1

du4
height / altitude / elevation / high degree / highly / CL:個|个[ge4]

Example sentences for

 
heaven - king - wise opinion - I - old fellow - much obliged
The heavenly king has a wise opinion, I'm much obliged
 
Do not - happy - too early
Don't crow too soon
 
unexpectedly - that - devil - monkey - magic - excellent
Unexpectedly the monkey's magic is outstanding
 
still - Jin Xing - his - plan - as - high
After all Jin Xing's plan sounds best

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