tiao1 =
ti + ao1

to carry on a shoulder pole / to choose / to pick / to nitpick | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In front of the Taos Pueblo (ao1) Mother Teresa (ti) is carrying two vultures (兆) on a toy claw (扌) used as shoulder stick (挑). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting


tiao3 =
ti + ao3

to raise / to dig up / to poke / to prick / to incite / to stir up | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mother Teresa (ti) is lying motionless inside of the Taos Pueblo (ao3). The vultures (兆) want to know if she's already dead, so they poke (挑) her with a toy claw (扌). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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zhao4 =
zh + ao4

surname Zhao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhao4 =
zh + ao4

omen / to foretell / million / mega- / trillion / tera- / billion (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a vulture, as the ancient Greek observed vultures and deducted omens from their behaviour.

George Washington (zh) wants to know whether is run for president and his proposed eight-year plan is under a good omen (兆) or not and watches a vulture (兆) inside of Taos Pueblo's bathroom (ao4). In fact the vulture is ridden by Sun Wukong (儿) who is fighting a mean crocodile (丷) by throwing eightballs (八) at it. The crocodile easily smashes the eightballs with his large jaw. George Washington deduces that this is not a good omen. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

+
ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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+

+
ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a 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


=
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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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


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xx5

hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A toy claw. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
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,
about 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

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?)

ti

Mother Teresa - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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
ao3

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


tiao3

zhan4
to challenge / challenge (HSK level 5)

tiao1

ti5
picky / fussy (HSK level 6)

tiao3

bo1
to incite disharmony / to instigate (HSK level 6)

tiao3

xin4
to provoke / provocation (HSK level 6)

tiao3

da4

liang2
to play a leading role / to bear a heavy responsibility

tiao3

zhan4

zhe3
challenger

tiao1

xuan3
to choose / to select

bai3

li3

tiao1

yi1
one in a hundred / cream of the crop

tiao3

dong4
to entice / to arouse / to provoke

tiao3

suo1
to incite / to stir up / to instigate

tiao3

dou4

xing4
provocative / tantalizing / titillating

tiao1

mao2

bing4
to nitpick / petty criticism / to nag

tiao3

qi3
to provoke / to stir up / to incite

tiao1

san1

jian3

si4
to be picky / to be choosy

tiao3

hua1
cross-stitch (embroidery)

tiao3

dou4
to provoke / to entice / to lure / to tantalize / to tease / to titillate

tiao3

bo1

li2

jian4
to sow dissension (idiom); to drive a wedge between

tiao1

shi2
to be picky about food

tiao1

jian3
to pick and choose / to select

tiao1

fu1
porter

tiao1

fei2

xian2

shou4
to choose sth over another to suit one's own convenience

tiao3

hua1

yan3
(fig.) to get cross-eyed / to be bewildered

tiao3

tou2
to take the lead / to be first to (do sth) / to pioneer

tiao3

tou2

r5
erhua variant of 挑頭|挑头[tiao3 tou2]

liao4

tiao1
lit. to put down the load / to quit one's job or responsibiities

heng2

tiao1

bi2

zi5

,

shu4

tiao1

yan3
to pick on sth incessantly / to criticize right and left

mu4

tiao3

xin1

zhao1
the eye incites, the heart invites (idiom); flirtatious / making eyes at sb

jing1

tiao1

xi4

xuan3
to select very carefully

xi4

tiao1
slender

ying2

jie1

tiao3

zhan4
to meet a challenge

ji1

dan4

li5

tiao1

gu3

tou5
to look for bones in an egg / to find fault / to nitpick (idiom)

tiao3

deng1

bo1

huo3
to sow discord / to provoke

dan1

tiao1
to pick / to choose / to fight a duel

xian2

fei2

tiao1

shou4
to choose sth over another to suit one's own convenience

tiao3

san1

wo1

si4
to sow discord everywhere

tiao1

ci4
to carp / nitpicking / petty criticism

tiao1

kou3

ban3
fascia / eaves board

tiao3

zui3
to sow discord / picky about food

tiao1

shan1

gong1
laborers who carry cargo up and down the mountains on shoulder poles

tiao3

nong4
to incite / to provoke / to tease

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