wang4 =
w + ang4

full moon / to hope / to expect / to visit / to gaze (into the distance) / to look towards / towards | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In Angkor Wat's bathroom, Willy Walrus and Martin Luther King step up against each other in a gazing contest. They both lean on a tombstone and gaze into the distant like pros. Because the moon has been gazed upon so much and therefore him being most experienced he volunteered to be the judge. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


wang4 =
w + ang4

15th day of month (lunar calendar) / old variant of 望[wang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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wang2 =
w + ang2

to die / to lose / to be gone / to flee / deceased | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Willy Walrus (w) just finished digging a grave (亡) for his dead relatives who were killed in the Arctic just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa (ang2). Exhausted, he sticks the shovel (乚) in the earth and puts his beret (亠) on it. Finally, he sets up the tombstone (亡). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 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,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - 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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xx5

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

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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


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wang2 =
w + ang2

surname Wang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wang2 =
w + ang2

king or monarch / best or strongest of its type / grand / great | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters, this characters will be represented by Martin Luther King. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: Martin Luther King.

Willy Walrus (wu-) is stuck in a heap of dirt (土) just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa (-ang2). Martin Luther King (王) helps him to get out by holding him a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

wang4 =
w + ang4

to rule / to reign over | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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,
almost 3 years ago


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 2

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

w

Willy Walrus - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ang4

In the Songgwangsa's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

In the Angkor Wat's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


xi1

wang4
to wish for / to desire / hope / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

shi1

wang4
disappointed / to lose hope / to despair (HSK level 4)

yuan4

wang4
desire / wish (HSK level 5)

pan4

wang4
to hope for / to look forward to (HSK level 5)

ke3

wang4
to thirst for / to long for (HSK level 6)

qi1

wang4
to have expectations / to earnestly hope / expectation / hope (HSK level 6)

jue2

wang4
to despair / to give up all hope / desperate / desperation (HSK level 6)

yu4

wang4
desire / longing / appetite / craving (HSK level 6)

zhan3

wang4
outlook / prospect / to look ahead / to look forward to (HSK level 6)

wei1

wang4
prestige (HSK level 6)

tan4

wang4
to visit / to call on sb / to look around (HSK level 6)

kan4

wang4
to visit / to pay a call to (HSK level 6)

dong1

zhang1
西
xi1

wang4
to look in all directions (idiom) / to glance around (HSK level 6)

zhi3

wang4
to hope for sth / to count on / hope (HSK level 6)

zhong4

wang4
people's expectations

wang4

chen2

mo4

ji2
lit. to see only the other rider's dust and have no hope of catching up (idiom) / to be far inferior

qi3

wang4
hope / to hope / to look forward to

hao3

wang4

jiao3
Cape of Good Hope

she1

wang4
an extravagant hope / to have excessive expectations

sheng1

wang4
popularity / prestige

yang3

wang4
to look up at / to look up to sb hopefully

qi2

wang4
to hope / to wish / hope / wish / (old) name of an official post

ke3

wang4
can be expected (to) / to be expected (to) / hopefully (happening)

ke3

wang4

er2

bu4

ke3

ji2
in sight but unattainable (idiom) / inaccessible

wang4

jian4
to espy / to spot

ming2

wang4
renown / prestige

shou3

wang4

xiang1

zhu4
to keep watch and defend one another (idiom, from Mencius); to join forces to defend against external aggressors / mutual help and protection

shou3

wang4
to keep watch / on guard

wu2

wang4
without hope / hopeless / without prospects

zhang1

wang4
to look around / to peep (through a crack) / to peer at / to throw a look at

guan1

wang4
to wait and see / to watch from the sidelines / to look around / to survey

yi1

wang4

wu2

yin2
to stretch as far as the eye can see (idiom)

wang4

zi3

cheng2

long2
lit. to hope one's son becomes a dragon (idiom); fig. to long for one' s child to succeed in life / to have great hopes for one's offspring / to give one's child the best education as a career investment

ba1

wang4
to look forward to

re4

wang4
to aspire

you3

wang4
hopeful / promising

wang4

feng1
to be on the lookout / to keep watch

ning2

wang4
to stare (at the future) / to fix one's gaze on

qi1

wang4

zhi2
expected value

wang4

er2

que4

bu4
to shrink back / to flinch

Example sentences for

 
hope - his majesty - for - old - servant - support
I hope his majesty will protect his servant
 
hope - Your Majesty - again - increase - soldier - general
I hope His Majesty will reinforce the troops
 
hope - Your Majesty - issue an imperial edict - again - send - military forces
I hope that Your Majesty will reissue an edict to send more troops

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