cha1 =
ch + a1

to insert / stick in / pierce / to take part in / to interfere / to interpose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

While separating grain and husk (臿) in front of the Adziogol lighthouse (a1), Charlie Chaplin (ch) accidentally sticks (插) his hand (扌) into the mortar and under the kilo (臿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, 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


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cha1 =
ch + a1

to separate the grain from the husk | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin (ch) is using a kilo (千) and a mortar (臼) to separate grain and husk (臿) in front of the Adziogol lighthouse (a1) before the winnowing. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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qian1 =
qi + an1

thousand | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts dropped a kilo on her banana in front of Anchor Inn, and now she uses a cross to try and revive it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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

qian1 =
qi + an1

a swing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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


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丿
+
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, 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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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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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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jiu4 =
ji + ou4

mortar | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne of Arc (ji) uses a mortar (臼) to process some holy herbs in the Louvre's bathroom (ou4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

ch

Charlie Chaplin - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
a1

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


cha1

tou2
plug

cha1

qu3
music played during a movie, play etc / incidental music / music played in a theatrical interlude / (fig.) incident / episode

an1

cha1
to place in a certain position / to assign to a job / to plant / resettlement (old)

cha1

zuo4
socket / outlet

cha1

ke1

da3

hun4
to include impromptu comic material in opera performance (idiom); to jest / buffoonery

cha1

yang1
transplant rice seedlings

cha1

tu2
illustration

cha1

shou3
to get involved in / to meddle / interference

cha1

dui4
to cut in line / to jump a queue / to live on a rural community (during the Cultural Revolution)

cha1

chi4

nan2

fei1
lit. even given wings, you couldn't fly (idiom); fig. impossible to escape

cha1

kou3
socket (for electric plug)

cha1

hua1
flower arranging / ikebana

cha1

xiao1
to plug

cha1

hua4
illustration

cha1

hua4
to insert a minor item in a bigger work / to interrupt (sb speaking) / to interpose

liang3

lei4

cha1

dao1
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it

cha1

kong3
jack / socket

cha1

ru4
to insert / to stick / to thrust
穿
chuan1

cha1
to insert / to take turns, alternate / to interweave / to interlace / subplot / interlude / episode / (military) to thrust deep into the enemy forces

cha1

zui3
to interrupt (sb talking) / to butt in / to cut into a conversation

jian4

feng4

cha1

zhen1
lit. to see a gap and stick in a needle (idiom); fig. to make use of every second and every inch

cha1

jiao3
to shove in / to edge in / fig. to poke one's nose into people's business / prong

cha1

bu3
interpolation (mathematics)

cha1

jin4
to insert / to stick in / to plug in (an electronic device)

cha1

suo3
mortise lock

cha1

ru4

yin1

zi3
insertion element

cha1

zhi2
interpolation

cha1

jian4
plug-in (software component)

cha1

bu5

shang4

shou3
to be unable to intervene

cha1

shang5
to plug into / to insert / to stick in

chou1

cha1
to slide in and out / thrusting

xiao3

cha1

qu3
episode / brief interlude

wai4

cha1
to extrapolate / extrapolation (math.) / (computing) to plug in (a peripheral device etc)

ji2

cha1

ji2

yong4
plug-and-play

nei4

cha1
to install (hardware) internally (rather than plugging it in as a peripheral) / (math.) to interpolate / interpolation

ji3

ji3

cha1

cha1
crowded tightly / jam-packed

you3

yi4

zai1

hua1

hua1

bu4

fa1

,

wu2

xin1

cha1

liu3

liu3

cheng2

yin1
lit. you plant a garden and the flowers do not bloom, you poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree / fig. things do not always turn out as one would expect / well-laid plans may fail, and success may come where you least expect it

qi4

guan3

cha1

guan3

shu4
tracheotomy (medicine)

wu2

xin1

cha1

liu3

liu3

cheng2

yin1
lit. idly poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree to shade you / (fig.) unintentional actions may bring unexpected success / also written 無心插柳柳成蔭|无心插柳柳成荫

re4

cha1

ba2
hot swapping

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