nao2 =
n + ao2

to scratch / to thwart / to yield | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Napoleon (n) wants to go out and subdue the world, but just inside the Taos Pueblo's entrance (ao2), as he wants to leave, Tang Yao (尧) thwarts his plans (挠) by obstructing the entrance with a toy claw (扌) so Napoleon cannot leave. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 25 days ago | add a painting



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yao2 =
y + ao2

surname Yao / Yao or Tang Yao (c. 2200 BC), one of Five legendary Emperors 五帝[wu3 di4], second son of Di Ku 帝嚳|帝喾[Di4 Ku4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) is dancing with Tang Yao (尧) just inside the Taos Pueblo's entrance (ao2). They are dancing to the music produced by Bigfoot (丈) playing a Sihu (兀). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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zhang4 =
zh + ang4

ten feet | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: ten foot are about 3 meters, so let's say bigfoot for ten food. Nice side effect: that way it's easier to remember 丈夫 = husband (if your husband looks like bigfoot). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


The ten feet tall Bigfoot just left Angkor Wat's bathroom, and he left something that looks like a big flute. George Washington wants to investigate it, but only using pliers. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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yi4 =
y + Ø4

to regulate / to govern / to control / to mow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like pliers. Maud Younger is using pliers in the space station's bathroom to regulate and control the water flow of the sink. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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wu4 =
w + Ø4

surname Wu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wu4 =
w + Ø4

cut off the feet / rising to a height / towering / bald | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: A 胡兀尔, a kind of Chinese fiddle with four strings, more commonly known as 四胡. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Sun Wukong is playing his 胡兀尔 in the space station's bathroom, but he's deliberatly playing very badly in order to annoy Willy Walrus. Willy Walrus is so annoyed that he threatens to cut off Sun Wukong's feet with a flute if he doesn't stop. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 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,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 6

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

n

Napoleon - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ao2

Just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


zu3

nao2
to thwart / to obstruct (sth) (HSK level 6)

bai3

zhe2

bu4

nao2
to keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks (idiom) / to be undaunted by repeated setbacks / to be indomitable

bu4

qu1

bu4

nao2
unyielding / indomitable

nao2

tou2
tricky / problematic / difficult / to scratch one's head (in puzzlement)

nao2

qu1
to bend / flexing / deflection

nao2

lu:4
the torsion (of a space curve)

nao2

yang3

yang5
to tickle

qu1

nao2
to surrender / to yield / to flex

nao2

gou1
iron hook at the end a long pole

yang3

yang5

nao2
backscratcher (made from bamboo etc)

nao2

lie4
split due to repeated folding / flex crack

gan1

nao2
variant of 干擾|干扰[gan1 rao3], to interfere

zhua1

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

nao2

bai4
defeated / routed / crushed

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