lin2 =
li + (e)n2

to face / to overlook / to arrive / to be (just) about to / just before | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Just inside the Forbidden City's entrance ((e)n2), the robot (大) oversees (临) his army by standing on a huge wooden box (囗). The box is only able to carry his weight because it has been reinforced using a dinosaur bone (丨) acting as a pillar. Just as the robot is about to (临) wave his kitchen knife (刂) into the direction his troops should charge, Li Qingzhao (li) shows up and kicks away the dinosaur bone, causing the robot to fall off his box. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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dao1 =
d + ao1

"knife" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18) / see also 立刀旁[li4 dao1 pang2] / see also 側刀旁|侧刀旁[ce4 dao1 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A kitchen knife. Don Quixote is showing off his special knifes in front of the Taos Pueblo. One is made from a dinosaur bone, and the other is made from a crowbar. - 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 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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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, 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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da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | 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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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, about 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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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, about 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
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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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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,
almost 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

li

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)n2

Just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


guang1

lin2
(formal) to honor with one's presence / to attend (HSK level 5)

mian4

lin2
to face sth / to be confronted with (HSK level 5)

lin2

shi2
at the instant sth happens / temporary / interim / ad hoc (HSK level 5)

jiang4

lin2
to descend / to arrive / to come (HSK level 6)

lin2

chuang2
clinical (HSK level 6)

bin1

lin2
on the verge of / close to (HSK level 6)

lin2

mo2
to copy (a model of calligraphy or painting etc)

lin2

jin4
close to / approaching

lin2

shi2

gong1
day laborer / temporary work

lin2

wei1
dying (from illness) / facing death / on one's deathbed

lin2

xing2
on leaving / on the point of departure

lin2

men2
to arrive home / facing one's home / home-coming / (soccer) facing the goalmouth

lin2

dao4
to befall

lin2

pen2
at childbirth / in labor

lai2

lin2
to approach / to come closer

lin2

chang3
to be at the scene (sitting for an exam, performing, competing, giving directions etc) / firsthand (experience) / impromptu (remarks etc)

lin2

tou2
to befall / to be imminent

li4

lin2
to arrive (esp. of notable person) / to visit (more formal than 光臨|光临[guang1 lin2])

lin2

jie1
facing the street

shuang1

xi3

lin2

men2
two simultaneous happy events in the family

lin2

xing2
facing execution

lin2

bie2
on parting / facing separation

lin2

jie4
critical / boundary

lin2

zou3
before leaving / on departure

ju1

gao1

lin2

xia4
to live high and look down (idiom) / to overlook / to tower above / to occupy the high ground / fig. arrogance based on one's social position

bing1

lin2

cheng2

xia4
soldiers at the city walls (idiom); fig. at a critical juncture

lin2

xia4
Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture 臨夏回族自治州|临夏回族自治州[Lin2 xia4 Hui2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Gansu / also Linxia city and Linxia county

lin2

zhan4
just before the contest / on the eve of war

jia4

lin2
to grace sb with one's presence / your arrival (honorific) / your esteemed presence

qin1

lin2
to go in person

lin2

jie4

dian3
critical point / boundary point

lin2

si3
facing death / at death's door

lin2

zhong1
approaching one's end / with one foot in the grave

lin2

chan3
to face childbirth / about to give birth / refers esp. to the onset of regular contractions

lin2

hai3
Linhai county level city in Taizhou 台州[Tai2 zhou1], Zhejiang

lin2

an1
Lin'an county level city in Hangzhou 杭州[Hang2 zhou1], Zhejiang

lin2

cheng2
Lincheng county in Xingtai 邢台[Xing2 tai2], Hebei

lin2

he2
Linhe district of Bayan Nur city 巴彥淖爾市|巴彦淖尔市[Ba1 yan4 nao4 er3 shi4], Inner Mongolia

lin2

hai3
to overlook the sea / on the waterfront

lin2

xia4

shi4
Linxia county level city in Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture 臨夏回族自治州|临夏回族自治州[Lin2 xia4 Hui2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Gansu

Example sentences for

 
you - this - monkey - head - death is near at hand - still - dare - mouth - out - ravings
You monkey head! Even when death is near at hand you still dare to utter such nuisances

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Comments (1)

  1. Matthias wrote over 1 year ago: Not to be confused with 监!

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