yao2 =
y + ao2

surname Yao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yao2 =
y + ao2

to shake / to rock / to row | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Taos Pueblo has been flooded, and Maud Younger (y) takes the opportunity to establish a new business. She connects many floating pottery (缶) bowls using toy claws (扌) and in this way builds a small raft. On this raft she is ready to shave anyone's head for a small fee using her electric razor (爫), but as she is floating through the Taos Pueblo's entrance (ao2) she notices that not only the raft is very shaky and wobbly (摇), but also that there is no electricity available and the razor's batteries are already dead. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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, almost 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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


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zhua3 =
zhu + a3

alternative form of 爪 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The strokes of this character remind me of a smiling mouth over a beard; thus, I'll represent it by an electric razor.

George Giant Squid uses his electric razor to shave his beard inside of the Adziogol Lighthouse. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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fou3 =
f + ou3

pottery | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Frankenstein's Monster (f) is showing off his art skills right in the middle of the Louvre (ou3). He prepared some pottery (缶) to look at, but that's not all: when the bell tolls at noon, he takes a fork (山) and eats his pottery for lunch (午) as the central element of his art performance. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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wu3 =
w + Ø3

7th earthly branch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon, 5th solar month (6th June-6th July), year of the Horse | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Willy Walrus is having lunch inside the space station. He was hiding it in a secret location: With a key, he can unlock a chamber hidden in the space station's cross. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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𠂉
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𠂉
xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠂉

This one looks like a key. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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shan1 =
sh + an1

surname Shan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shan1 =
sh + an1

mountain / hill / anything that resembles a mountain / CL:座[zuo4] / bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons / gable | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A mountain has formed over night in front of Anchor Inn. Sherlock Holmes is investigating it with a fork. As soon as he sticks the fork inside, the mountain explodes; it was just a balloon. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting


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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?)

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ao2

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


yao2

bai3
to sway / to wobble / to waver (HSK level 6)

yao2

gun3
rock 'n' roll (music) / to rock / to fall off (HSK level 6)

yao2

huang4
to rock / to shake / to sway (HSK level 6)

yao2

yao2

bai3

bai3
swaggering / staggering / waddling

fu2

yao2

zhi2

shang4
to skyrocket / to get quick promotion in one's career

yao2

qi2

na4

han3
to wave flags and shout battle cries (idiom); to egg sb on / to give support to

yao2

bai3

bu4

ding4
indecisive / wavering

zhao1

yao2
to act ostentatiously / to brag / to show off

yao2

han4
to shake / to rock

yao2

qian2

shu4
a legendary tree that sheds coins when shaken / a source of easy money (idiom)

di4

dong4

shan1

yao2
the earth quaked, the mountains shook (idiom); a tremendous battle

yao2

yao2

yu4

zhui4
tottering / on the verge of collapse

yao2

dong4
to shake / to sway

feng1

yu3

piao1

yao2
tossed about by the wind and rain (idiom) / (of a situation) unstable

yao2

chuan2
to scull / to row a boat

yao2

gun3

yue4
rock music / rock 'n roll

yao2

shen1

yi1

bian4
to change shape in a single shake / fig. to take on a new lease of life

zhao1

yao2

guo4

shi4
to parade oneself ostentatiously about town (idiom)

yao2

yi3
rocking chair

yao2

ye4
to flicker (of flame) / to sway / to bend (in the wind) / to oscillate / to flutter / free and untied / loose

dong4

yao2
to sway / to waver / to rock / to rattle / to destabilize / to pose a challenge to

yao2

tou2
to shake one's head

yao2

lan2
cradle

yao2

bai3

wu3
swing (dance)

piao1

yao2
floating in the wind / swaying / tottering / unstable

yao2

tou2

bai3

wei3
to nod one's head and wag one's tail (idiom) / to be well pleased with oneself / to have a lighthearted air

yao2

tou2

wan2
Ecstasy / MDMA

yao2

shen1
lit. to shake one's body / refers to abrupt transformation / same as 搖身一變|摇身一变

yao2

hao4
lottery

yao2

lu3
to scull / to row

yao2

gan3
joystick

yao2

ye4

duo1
姿
zi1
swaying gently / moving elegantly

yao2

yun2
to mix by shaking

yao2

guang1
eta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper

shou3

yao2

feng1

qin2
hand organ / hurdy-gurdy

shou3

yao2

bing3
hand crank

bu4

yao2
dangling ornament worn by women

jian3

yao2

qi2
fin stabilizer (in ships) / anti-roll stabilizer

piao1

yao2
swaying / tottering / unstable

hou4

yao2

gun3
post-rock (music genre)

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