liang3 =
li + ang3

two / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty 斤[jin1] (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao is on a treasure hunt in the Angkor Wat, following a secret map she found. Finally she found a treasure chest guarded by a rubber chicken which she has to overcome. Luckily, the map mentions a tune that Li Qingzhao plays on her flute, and thus bewitching the rubber chicken. The rubber chicken releases the treasure chest, which is full of taels of gold. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years 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, 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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cong1 =
cu + (e)ng1

lax / yielding / unhurried | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cong2 =
cu + (e)ng2

surname Cong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cong2 =
cu + (e)ng2

from / via / passing through / through (a gap) / past / ever (followed by negative, meaning never) / (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to 縱|纵) to follow / to comply with / to obey / to join / to engage in / adopting some mode of action or attitude / follower / retainer / accessory / accomplice / related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character looks like the legs of a rubber chicken. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Kitty Cat plays a game with two robots just inside the entrance to Stonehenge. The robots are standing in a line, and Kitty Cat is passing through the tunnel formed by their legs. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Two robots are playing a game with Kitty Cat just inside the entrance of Stonehenge. They stand in a line and let Kitty Cat pass through the tunnel formed by their legs by teasing her with a rubber chicken. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


zong4 =
zu + (e)ng4

second cousin | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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jiong1 =
ju + (e)ng1

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用, 同, 网 etc / see also 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kind of looks like a map. Zeus found a secret map that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone in front of Stonehenge, so he took a plough and digged up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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,
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

Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 2

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

li

Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ang3

Inside the Songgwangsa - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Inside the Angkor Wat - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Words with


yi1

ju3

liang3

de2
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone (HSK level 6)

liang3

ma3

shi4
two quite different things / another kettle of fish

pan4

ruo4

liang3

ren2
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self

san1

liang3
two or three

liang3

xia4

zi5
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade

jin4
退
tui4

liang3

nan2
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation

liang3

an4
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland

liang3

ce4
two sides / both sides

jin1

liang3
weight / (fig.) importance

liang3

zhe3
both sides

san1

chang2

liang3

duan3
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death

liang3

mian4

pai4
two-faced person / double-dealing

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

liang3

shou3

kong1

kong1
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything

liang3

hui2

shi4
two quite different things / two unrelated matters

shi4

bu4

liang3

li4
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints

liang3

xiu4

qing1

feng1
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices

liang3

xing4
the two sexes / bisexual / hermaphrodite / having two characteristics / heterosexual

liang3

nan2
dilemma / quandary

liang3

duan1
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes

liang3

bian5
either side / both sides

mo2

leng2

liang3

ke3
to equivocate / to hold two contradictory views at the same time / to sit on the fence

liang3

qi1
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines

liang3

ji2
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles

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

yin2

liang3
silver currency / currency of the Qing dynasty based on the silver tael 兩|两

liang3

hui4
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress

xiao3

liang3

kou3
(coll.) young married couple

liang3

quan2

qi2

mei3
to satisfy rival demands (idiom) / to get the best of both worlds / to have it both ways / to have one's cake and eat it too

liang3

bai4

ju4

shang1
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins

liang3

kou3

zi5
husband and wife

liang3

tou2
both ends / both parties to a deal

liang3

mian4
both sides

ban4

jin1

ba1

liang3
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee

liang3

yong4
dual-use

san1

yan2

liang3

yu3
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly

liang3

qi1

dong4

wu4
amphibian / amphibious animals

liang3

pang2
both sides / either side

san1

tian1

liang3

tou2
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently

yi1

guo2

liang3

zhi4
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)

Example sentences for

 
Jade Emperor - old man - you - three - times - two - times - bully - I, old Sun
old man Jade Emperor, you bullied me three, two times
 
I - and - you - cannot exist together
You and I, we cannot coexist
 
this - devil - monkey - already - become - two - gold -pill - (le)
Huh? The devil monkey already changed into two golden pills

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