tan4 =
t + an4

to explore / to search out / to scout / to visit / to stretch forward | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tecumseh (t) lost an eight-ball (罙) during the last billiard game and goes scouting (探) to find it. Finally he arrives at the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4) and looks under a big Christmas tree (罙). He lifts a cooking top (罙) with a toy claw (扌) and finally finds the eight-ball under it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 8 months ago | add a painting



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xx5

hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

surname Mu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree in the bathroom of the space station. He puts up a cross, on which he puts eight balls (as Christmas balls). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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,
over 2 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

t

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


tan4

suo3
to explore / to probe (HSK level 6)

tan4

wang4
to visit / to call on sb / to look around (HSK level 6)

tan4

ce4
to probe / to take readings / to explore / exploration (HSK level 6)

zhen1

tan4
detective / to do detective work (HSK level 6)

kan1

tan4
exploration (HSK level 6)

tan4

tao3
to investigate / to probe (HSK level 6)

tan4

zhao4

deng1
searchlight

tan4

ming2
to ascertain / to verify

tan4

zhang3
(police) detective

kui1

tan4
to pry into or spy on / to snoop / to peep / to poke one's nose into / to peer / to get a glimpse of

tan4

tou2

tan4

nao3
to stick one's head out and look around (idiom)

tan4

nang2

qu3

wu4
to feel in one's pocket and take sth (idiom); as easy as pie / in the bag

tan4

jiu1
to investigate / to delve / to probe / to enquire into / to look into

tan4

cha2
to investigate / to observe / to scout / to seek out and examine / to explore

tan4

jian1
to visit a prisoner (usu. a relative or friend)

tan4

xian3

jia1
explorer

tan4

xun2
to search / to seek / to explore

tan4

lei2
to detect mines / mine detection

tan4

kuang4
to prospect / to dig for coal or minerals

tan4

zi5
intelligence gatherer / spy / detective / scout / sound (medical instrument) / long and narrow probing and sampling utensil

zuan1

tan4
drilling

tan4

tou2
to extend one's head (out or into) / a probe / detector / search unit

tan4

xian3
to explore / to go on an expedition / adventure

tan4

suo3

xing4
exploratory

tan4

zhen1
probe

ci4

tan4
to pry into / to spy on / to probe into

tan4

ge1
tango (dance) (loanword)

tan4

cha2
to examine / to probe / to scout out / to nose around

tan4

ce4

qi4
detector / probe / craft

tan4

bing4
to visit a sick person or patient

tan4

wen4
to inquire into / to ask after

zuan1

tan4

ji1
drilling machine

tan4

qin1
to go home to visit one's family

tan4

lu4
to find a path

tan4

ting1
to make inquiries / to try to find out / to pry

mi4

tan4
secret agent / detective / covert investigator

tan4
访
fang3
to seek by inquiry or search / to call on / to visit

tan4

qiu2
to seek / to pursue / to investigate

tan4

shi4
to visit (a patient, prisoner etc) / to look inquiringly

shi4

tan4
to sound out / to probe / to feel out / to try out

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