duan4 =
du + an4

to break / to snap / to cut off / to give up or abstain from sth / to judge / (usu. used in the negative) absolutely / definitely / decidedly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doggy Dog is working out in Anchor Inn's bathroom. He uses two big barbells, but they are not enough: He attached shovels to the barbells and sacks of rice on them. The load is too much though: Just as he is pushing the barbells up the shafts of the shovels snap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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jin1 =
ji + (e)n1

catty / weight equal to 0.5 kg | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is weight lifting in front of the Forbidden City. She uses two barbells: One is made of a flute with one banana tree at each end, and one is made of a dinosaur bone with a banana tree at each end. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

Two times 丿 component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: two and more bananas (丿) are part of a larger banana tree (⺁). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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,
over 3 years ago


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xia4 =
xi + a4

old variant of 下[xia4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a t-bone steak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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,
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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 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,
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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mi3 =
mi + Ø3

surname Mi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mi3 =
mi + Ø3

rice / CL:粒[li4] / meter (classifier) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a sack of rice.

Marilyn Monroe and the mean crocodile celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree inside of the space station. Coincidentally they got each other the same present: each of them is giving the other one a sack of rice. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 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,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

du

Doggy Dog - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

an4

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


pan4

duan4
to decide / to determine / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

zhen3

duan4
diagnosis / to diagnose (HSK level 5)

bu4

duan4
unceasing / uninterrupted / continuous / constant (HSK level 5)

pian4

duan4
section / fragment / segment (HSK level 6)

guo3

duan4
firm / decisive (HSK level 6)

long3

duan4
to enjoy market dominance / to monopolize (HSK level 6)

zhong1

duan4
to cut short / to break off / to discontinue / to interrupt (HSK level 6)

duan4

duan4

xu4

xu4
intermittent / off and on / discontinuous / stop-go / stammering / disjointed / inarticulate (HSK level 6)

duan4

jue2
to sever / to break off (HSK level 6)

duan4

ding4
to conclude / to determine / to come to a judgment (HSK level 6)

da3

duan4
to interrupt / to break off / to break (a bone)

duan4

ceng2
geologic fault / CL:道[dao4],個|个[ge4]

du2

duan4

zhuan1

xing2
to decide and act alone (idiom); to take arbitrary action / a law unto oneself

ge2

duan4
partition / to stand between / wall or fence serving as partition

duan4

lie4
fracture / rupture / to break apart

jie1

lian2

bu4

duan4
in unbroken succession (idiom)

jian4

duan4
disconnected / interrupted / suspended

duan4

dian4
power cut / electric power failure

zu3

duan4
to block / to obstruct / to intercept / to interdict

qie1

duan4
to cut off / to sever

duan4

tou2

tai2
guillotine / scaffold

heng2

duan4

mian4
horizontal section

zhuan1

duan4
to act arbitrarily / to make decisions without consulting others

jue2

duan4
to make a decision / resolution / decisiveness / resolute

duan4

kai1
to break / to sever / to turn off (electric switch)

yi1

dao1

liang3

duan4
lit. one knife to cut two segments (idiom); fig. to make a clean break / firm resolution to break off a relation

duan4

qi4
to stop breathing / to breathe one's last / to die / to cut the gas supply

wu3

duan4
arbitrary / subjective / dogmatic

jie2

duan4
to cut off

cai2

duan4
to consider and decide

gong1

duan4
arbitration (law)

duan4

yu3
conclusion / judgement / verdict

duan4

song4
to forfeit (future profit, one's life etc) / ruined

you1

rou2

gua3

duan4
indecisive / irresolute

yuan2

yuan2

bu4

duan4
a steady flow (idiom); an unending stream

duan4

yan2
to assert / assertion

lian2

xu4

bu4

duan4
continuous / unceasing

gan1

chang2

cun4

duan4
lit. liver and guts cut to pieces (idiom); broken hearted / all cut up

ping2

duan4
to judge

lun4

duan4
inference

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