wei2 =
w + ei2

as (in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do / by (in the passive voice) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wei4 =
w + ei4

because of / for / to | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The crazy hair penguin wants to use the Eiffel tower's bathroom, but because Willy Walrus just finished it stinks like hell. The first thing crazy hair penguin does is to press the button to release a heap of blossoms to make the air breathable again. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


This one looks like a bird with crazy hair, and when I googled "bird with crazy hair", wow was I amazed how many birds with crazy hair there are! Penguins are birds with crazy hair! So let's use a penguin for this character. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

Two petal leaves form a blossom, so let's represent ⺀ by a beautiful blossom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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


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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

power / force / strength / ability / strenuously | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a power button.

Li Qingzhao (li) just had a shower in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and wants to use the hair dryer, but there's no plug, just the bare end of the cable! She uses all her power to build an electricity plug, and for the two pins she uses a plough (㇆) and a banana (丿). Finally she hits a big power button (力) to turn the power on. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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丿
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, 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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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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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?)

w

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ei2

In the Eiffel tower's kitchen - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ei4

In the bathroom of the Eiffel tower - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


yin1

wei4
because / owing to / on account of (HSK level 2)

wei4

shen2

me5
why? / for what reason? (HSK level 2)

ren4

wei2
to believe / to think / to consider / to feel (HSK level 3)

wei4

le5
in order to / for the purpose of / so as to (HSK level 3)

yi3

wei2
to believe / to think / to consider / to be under the impression (HSK level 3)

cheng2

wei2
to become / to turn into (HSK level 4)

zuo4

wei2
one's conduct / deed / activity / accomplishment / achievement / to act as / as (in the capacity of) / qua / to view as / to look upon (sth as) / to take sth to be (HSK level 5)

xing2

wei2
action / conduct / behavior / activity (HSK level 5)

ren2

wei2
artificial / man-made / having human cause or origin / human attempt or effort (HSK level 6)

wu2

neng2

wei2

li4
impotent (idiom) / powerless / helpless (HSK level 6)

wei2

qi1
(to be done) by (a certain date) / lasting (a certain time) (HSK level 6)

wei2

nan2
to feel embarrassed or awkward / to make things difficult (for someone) / to find things difficult (to do or manage) (HSK level 6)

wei2

shou3
head / be headed by (HSK level 6)

jian4

yi4

yong3

wei2
to see what is right and act courageously (idiom, from Analects); to stand up bravely for the truth / acting heroically in a just cause (HSK level 6)

qi4

jin1

wei2

zhi3
so far / up to now / still (not) (HSK level 6)

wu2

suo3

bu4

wei2
not stopping at anything / all manner of evil

yi1

tu3

wei2

kuai4
to get sth off one's chest

da4

you3

zuo4

wei2
the prospects are very good / sth well worth doing

zhuan3

wei1

wei2

an1
to turn peril into safety (idiom); to avert a danger (esp. political or medical)

fen1

wei2
to divide sth into (parts) / to subdivide

wei2

shi2
timewise / pertaining to time

dan3

da4

wang4

wei2
daring / presumptuous / daredevil

xian1

du3

wei2

kuai4
joy of first experience (idiom) / the pleasure of reading sth for the first time

cheng1

wei2
called / to call sth (by a name) / to name

wei2

shi2

yi3

wan3
already too late

dao4

ci3

wei2

zhi3
to stop at this point / to end here / to call it a day

po1

wei2
rather / quite

wei4

ci3
for this reason / with regards to this / in this respect / in order to do this / to this end

xia4

bu4

wei2

li4
not to be repeated / not to be taken as a precedent / just this once

zi4

yi4

wang4

wei2
to behave unscrupulously

she3

ji3

wei4

ren2
to abandon self for others (idiom, from Analects); to sacrifice one's own interest for other people / altruism

wei4

zhe5
in order to / because of / for the sake of

suo3

zuo4

suo3

wei2
one's conduct and deeds

wei2

zhu3
to rely mainly on / to attach most importance to

wei2

wu3
to associate with / to keep company with

xi2

yi3

wei2

chang2
accustomed to / used to

yi2

wei2

ping2

di4
to level / to raze to the ground

ming2

wei2
to be called / to be known as

rong2

wei2

yi1

ti3
to fuse together (idiom) / hypostatic union (religion)

wei2

shi2

guo4

zao3
premature / too soon

Example sentences for

 
hope - his majesty - for - old - servant - support
I hope his majesty will protect his servant
 
why - cannot - go to heaven
Why you cannot go to heaven too?
 
why - still - must - move - blade - move - weapon
Why do I nevertheless have to use my weapon?
 
they - why - not - let - I, old Sun - enter
Why do they not let me enter?
 
bestow a title - Sun Wukong - as - assist - horse - revise
I bestow Sun Wukong the title of the Keeper
 
new - come - assist - horse - review - why - not - receive - me
The new stable keeper, why doesn't he come to greet me?
 
take - him - keep - at - heaven - top - as - clever
To keep him in heaven is much more clever

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