an4 =
Ø + an4

variant of 暗[an4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

an4 =
Ø + an4

dark / gloomy / hidden / secret / muddled / obscure / in the dark | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Albert Einstein likes to start raves in the Anchor Inn's bathroom, setting up huge loudspeakers and turning down the light until it is very dark. Usually his raves are huge successes, but when the sun joins the mood is at a minimum, since then it's not dark at all anymore. However, everybody has an excuse then to wear sunglasses. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting


an4 =
Ø + an4

to close (a door) / to eclipse / muddled / stupid / ignorant / variant of 暗[an4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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+
ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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+
wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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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+
yin1 =
y + (e)n1

sound / noise / note (of musical scale) / tone / news / syllable / reading (phonetic value of a character) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger and the Sun opened a pop-up store in front of the Forbidden City. They sell vases and advertise them using loudspeakers, playing loud music and dancing to it. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


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



=

+
ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
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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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

to stand / to set up / to establish / to lay down / to draw up / at once / immediately | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qing Zhao hides some weed in a vase in the space station's bathroom. To get the weed there, she transports it under her beret. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago


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+
xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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, about 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


=

+
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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tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - 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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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - 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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 4

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

Ø

"Ø" is for Albert Einstein. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an4

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

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


an4

shi4
to hint / to suggest / suggestion / hint (HSK level 6)

an4

yu3
code word

you1

an4
gloom

liu3

an4

hua1

ming2
lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope / light at the end of the tunnel

an4

di4

li5
secretly / inwardly / on the sly

an4

jiao1
submerged reef (rock)

ming2

zheng1

an4

dou4
struggling in the light and fighting in the dark (idiom); fig. intriguing against each other / locked in constant strife

hui4

an4
dark and gloomy

an4

xiang3
think to oneself

an4

du4

chen2

cang1
lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河[Wei4 He2] at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽[Xiang4 Yu3] of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion

an4

chu4
secret place

an4

ying3
shadow / umbra

hui1

an4
dull gray / drab / murky

hun1

an4
dusky

an4

liu2
undercurrent

an4
访
fang3
to make secret inquiries / to investigate in secret

an4

chao2
undercurrent

yin1

an4

mian4
the dark side (of society etc)

an4

sha1
to assassinate

an4

dan4
dark / dim (light) / dull (color) / drab / (fig.) gloomy / bleak

an4

yu4
metaphor

an4

xiang1
camera bellows / camera obscura

an4

hai4
to kill secretly / to stab in the back

an4

cang2
to hide / to conceal

an4

zi4
inwardly / to oneself / secretly

an4

an4
secretly / inwardly

an4

he2
magazine / cassette

an4

hao4
secret signal (sign) / countersign / password

an4

jian4
attack by a hidden enemy / a stab in the back

yin1

an4
dim / dark / dismal / gloomy / somber / murky / shadowy (side)

hei1

an4
dark / darkly / darkness

an4

zhong1
in the dark / in secret / on the sly / surreptitiously

an4

shi4
darkroom

an4

suan4
to plot against

an4

qi4
concealed weapon

an4

mei4
obscure / remaining unenlightened

an4

chang1
unlicensed (unregistered) prostitute

an4

xiao4
laugh in (up) one's sleeve / snigger / snicker

an4

bao3
bunker

an4

xing1

yun2
dark nebula (visible as a shadow, absorbing light from behind) / absorption nebula

Example sentences for

 
you - behind someone's back - set about - stab in the back - injure
You are striking behind my back, hitting me with a stab in the back
 
handle - me - one - still - have to - use - plot against
To deal with me, you still have to use traps

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