yan3 =
y + an3

to cover up / to close / to surprise | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) builds a bunker (掩) for cover (掩) inside of the Anchor Inn (an3). The bunker consists solely of omelets (奄) which Maud stacks to high and thick walls using a toy claw (扌). - Mnemonic by Matthias, 2 months ago | add a painting



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yan1 =
y + an1

variant of 閹|阉[yan1] / to castrate / variant of 淹[yan1] / to delay | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan3 =
y + an3

surname Yan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yan3 =
y + an3

suddenly / abruptly / hastily / to cover / to surround | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) has the robot (大) prepare an omelet (奄) for her inside the Anchor Inn (an3). The robot makes the omelet using a charger (电). Maud doesn't pay too much attention, and suddenly (奄) the omelet (奄) is done. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 2 months ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: 奄列, omelet. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 2 months ago | add a painting



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da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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dian4 =
di + an4

electric / electricity / electrical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Dorothy Gale is looking for a wall plug for her charger in the bathroom of the Anchor Inn. She's digging up the whole place with a shovel, and instead of a wall plug, she finds a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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yue1 =
yu + e1

to speak / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is selling flutes in front of the Erechtheion. She has a whole box of them, and she's advertising them by using a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago

Words with


yan3

hu4
to screen / to shield / to cover / protection / cover / CL:面[mian4] (HSK level 6)

yan3

gai4
to conceal / to hide behind / to cover up (HSK level 6)

yan3

shi4
to cover up / to conceal / to mask / to gloss over (HSK level 6)

yan3

ti3
bunker (military)

yan3

er3

dao4

ling2
lit. to cover one's ears whilst stealing a bell / to deceive oneself / to bury one's head in the sand (idiom)

yan3

mai2
to bury

zhe1

yan3
to cover / to mask / to cover up or conceal (the truth etc)

yan3

cang2
hidden / covered / concealed

zhe1

zhe1

yan3

yan3
to be secretive; to try to cover up (idiom)

yan3

ren2

er3

mu4
to fool people (idiom) / to pull the wool over people's eyes

yan3

bi4
shelter / screen / cover / protection

dong1

yan3
西
xi1

zhe1
to cover up the truth on all sides (idiom)

yan3

sha1
to make a surprise attack / to pounce on (an enemy)

bu4

jia1

yan3

shi4
undisguised

xia2

bu4

yan3

yu2
lit. a blemish does not obscure jade's luster / the pros outweigh the cons (idiom)

yan3

yang4

fa3
illusion

yan3

mian4

er2

qi4
to bury one's head in one's hands and weep (idiom)

hou4

yan3

bi4
backward masking

yan3

er3
to refuse to listen

bing1

lai2

jiang4

dang3

,

shui3

lai2

tu3

yan3
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation

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