cao1 =
c + ao1

to grasp / to hold / to operate / to manage / to control / to steer / to exercise / to drill (practice) / to play / to speak (a language) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The King of Chu is exercising in front of the Taos Pueblo. He is standing on one leg, and holding a toy claw in each hand. With the toy claws, he is balancing two large cuckoo's clocks respectively. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


cao4 =
c + ao4

variant of 肏[cao4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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+
sao4 =
s + ao4

chirping of birds | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Shakespeare is setting up a Christmas tree in the Taos Pueblo's bathroom. He's putting a pyramid on top, out of which every full hour a mechanical bird pops out to chirp a song, just like in a cuckoo clock. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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pin3 =
pi + (e)n3

article / commodity / product / goods / kind / grade / rank / character / disposition / nature / temperament / variety / to taste sth / to sample / to criticize / to comment / to judge / to size up | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Pocahontas is watching a pyramid of oranges in the Forbidden City. She wants to sample one, and just as she takes one from the base, the whole commodity collapses. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - 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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+
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


=
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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
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


=

+
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


=
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

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?)

c

The King of Chu - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao1

In front of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


cao1

xin1
to worry about (HSK level 5)

cao1

chang3
playground / sports field / drill ground / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

cao1

zuo4
to work / to operate / to manipulate (HSK level 6)

cao1

zong4
to operate / to control / to rig / to manipulate (HSK level 6)

cao1

lao2
to work hard / to look after (HSK level 6)

cao1

lian4
drill / practice (HSK level 6)

cao1

chi5
to manage / to handle

jie2

cao1
integrity / moral principle

ti3

cao1

dui4
gymnastics team

zao3

cao1
morning exercises (physical exercises commonly performed en masse at schools and workplaces in East Asian countries)

chong2

cao1

jiu4

ye4
to resume one's old trade (idiom)

zhen1

cao1
(usually of women) chastity / virginity / virtue / honor / loyalty / moral integrity

cao1

zhi1

guo4

ji2
to act with undue haste (idiom); eager and impatient / over-hasty

cao1

shou3
personal integrity

cao1

zuo4

yuan2
operator

wen3

cao1

sheng4

quan4
grasp it and victory is assured / to have success within one's grasp (idiom)

cao1

ban4
to arrange matters

cao1

zuo4

xi4

tong3
operating system

cao1

zong4

gan3
joystick / control lever

bao3

jian4

cao1
health exercises

cao1

zuo4

tai2
operating desk / control panel / console

chu1

cao1
to drill / to exercise / to go outdoors for physical exercise

zuo4

cao1
to do exercises / to do gymnastics

ti3

cao1
gymnastic / gymnastics

cao2

cao1
Cao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕 / the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义

jian4

mei3

cao1
aerobics / aerobic dance (school P.E. activity)

zi4

you2

ti3

cao1
floor (gymnastics)

qing2

cao1
sentiment / character

tong2

shi4

cao1

ge1
wielding the halberd within the household (idiom); internecine strife

cao4

bi1
variant of 肏屄[cao4 bi1]

an4

xiang1

cao1

zuo4
to do something secretly / earmark (politics)

you3

yang3

jian4

shen1

cao1
aerobics

you3

yang3

cao1
aerobics

bai3

jie2

song1

cao1
chaste widowhood

bu4

cao1
foot drill (military, physical exercises etc)

jie2

cao1
unimpeachable conduct / noble behavior / spotless personal integrity

shuai4

er3

cao1

gu1
to compose in off-hand way (idiom); to dash off

wang3

luo4

cao1

zuo4

xi4

tong3
network operating system

yi4

shu4

ti3

cao1
rhythmic gymnastics

hu4

cao1

xing4
interoperability

Example sentences for

 
kids - train-start
Kids, start your training
 
how - can - teach - you - properly - train
How am I supposed to properly teach you how to train?
 
you - at - home - well - practice
You stay at home and practice really hard
 
you - well - at - home - drill - next time - take along - go
You practice very hard at home, we will take you along next time

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