cai2 =
c + ai2

material / timber / ability / aptitude / a capable individual / coffin (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In the palace, the King of Chu investigates a Christmas tree with his secret X-ray vision super power. He can see that the material the tree is made out of is not timber; instead, he sees that the tree has been 3D printed. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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cai2 =
c + ai2

ability / talent / sb of a certain type / a capable individual / only / only then / just now | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The King of Chu has been bitten by a X-ray tube and has gained the special ability of X-ray vision. In the palace, he holds a banana in each hand; through his x-ray vision ability, he is able to see that in one of them there's a crowbar hidden, in the other one a flute. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


cai2 =
c + ai2

a moment ago / just now / (preceded by a clause of condition or reason) not until / (followed by a numerical clause) only | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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丿
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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+
丿
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


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

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


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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,
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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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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

c

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ai2

"ai2" is just inside the entrance of the palace. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


cai2

liao4
material / data / makings / stuff / CL:個|个[ge4],種|种[zhong3] (HSK level 4)

shen1

cai2
stature / build (height and weight) / figure (HSK level 5)

jiao4

cai2
teaching material / CL:本[ben3] (HSK level 5)

ti2

cai2
subject matter (HSK level 6)

qi4

cai2
equipment / material (HSK level 6)

su4

cai2
source material (in literature and art)

mu4

cai2
wood

gang1

cai2
steel (as raw material) / steel sheets, bars, tubes, ingots, wire etc

chun3

cai2
idiot

guan1

cai5
coffin / CL:具[ju4],口[kou3]

cheng2

cai2
to make sth of oneself / to become a person who is worthy of respect / (of a tree) to grow to full size / to become useful for timber

yao4

cai2
drug ingredients

cai2

zhi4
texture of timber / quality of material / material (that sth is made of)

jiu4

di4

qu3

cai2
to draw on local resources / using materials at hand

gao1

cai2

sheng1
student of great ability

ren2

cai2
variant of 人才[ren2 cai2]

jian4

cai2
building materials

yuan2

cai2

liao4
raw materials / unprocessed materials

qu3

cai2
to collect material

liang2

cai2
good timber / sound material / fig. able person / sound chap

fu4

he2

cai2

liao4
composite material

guan1

cai5

rang2

zi5
geezer with one foot in the grave (used jokingly or as an imprecation)

wu3

qi4

ji2

bie2

cai2

liao4
weapons-grade material

ce4

shi4

he2

cai2

liao4

xie2

hui4
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

bu4

cheng2

cai2
worthless / good-for-nothing

zhu3

cai2
principal or main material (engineering)

bu4

jian4

guan1

cai5

bu4

luo4

lei4
lit. not to shed a tear until one sees the coffin (idiom) / fig. refuse to be convinced until one is faced with grim reality

sheng1

wu4

cai2

liao4
bio-materials

yan2

mo2

cai2

liao4
abrasive / grinding material

qiao2

cai2
outstanding talent

ye1

lu:4

chu3

cai2
Yelü Chucai (1190-1244), Khitan statesman and advisor to Genghis Khan and Ögödei Khan, known for convincing the Mongols to tax the conquered population of the north China plains rather than slaughter it

lie4

bian4

cai2

liao4
fissionable material

shi4

ting1

cai2

liao4
evidence of material seen and heard / oral testimony

bian1

cai2
sapwood (between vascular cambium and pith inside growing wood)

jin1

shu3

cai2

liao4
metal material

ge2

re4

cai2

liao4
insulation

ji2

cai2
logging

juan4

cai2
talent

dian4

nao3

fu3

zhu4

jiao4

cai2
computer-aided instruction

gao1

cai2
great talent / rare capability / person of outstanding ability

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