gen1 =
g + (e)n1

root / basis / classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings / CL:條|条[tiao2] / radical (chemistry) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Guy Fawkes hates Christmas, so he his especially annoyed when he sees a Christmas tree even in front of the Forbidden City. He takes out his chewing gum, sticks it to the tree's star and pulls it as long as he can to see if he can beat his record. Afterwards he wants to wrap the Christmas tree with the chewing gum. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, 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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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
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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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,
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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gen3 =
g + (e)n3

blunt / tough / chewy | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: chewing gum. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


The sun hates it when Guy Fawkes is riding his longboard in the Forbidden City. This time, she found out how to stop him: With chewing gum on the floor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


gen4 =
g + (e)n4

one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing mountain / ☶ | 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, over 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, 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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chang2 =
ch + ang2

length / long / forever / always / constantly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin sped into the Angkor Wat riding his longboard, but just inside the entrance he doesn't know how to stop. He manages to make a u-turn by hooking him to the pole of a wind wheel with a sickle, but after the turn he can't help but bump into a giant banana. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


zhang3 =
zh + ang3

chief / head / elder / to grow / to develop / to increase / to enhance | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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丿
zhe2 =
zh + e2

variant of 乙[zhe2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A sickle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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+
丿
xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel (phonetic "myeon"), an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a wind wheel. Well, almost. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

g

"g" is for Guy Fawkes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
(e)n1

In front of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


gen1

ju4
according to / based on / basis / foundation / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 3)

gen1

ben3
fundamental / basic / root / simply / absolutely (not) / (not) at all / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

gui1

gen1

dao4

di3
after all / in the final analysis / ultimately (HSK level 6)

gen1

shen1

di4

gu4
deep-rooted (problem etc) (HSK level 6)

gen1

yuan2
origin / root (cause) (HSK level 6)

ci2

gen1
radical of a compound word (in European language)

gen1

jing1
stolon / runner / rhizome / rhizoma

li3

gen1
Reagan (name) / Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), US president (1981-1989)

xiang1

gen1
Hakone, city on the east coast of Japan southwest of Tokyo

wei2

te4

gen1

si1

tan3
Wittgenstein (name)

mi4

xie1

gen1

zhou1
Michigan, US state

tu3

gen1
ipecac

ya4

gen1

r5
erhua variant of 壓根|压根[ya4 gen1]

gen1

hao4
radical sign √ (math.)

ge1

ben3

ha1

gen1
Copenhagen or København, capital of Denmark

ming4

gen1

zi5
see 命根[ming4 gen1]

bing4

gen1
an incompletely cured illness / an old complaint / the root cause of trouble

gu3

gen1

hai3

mu3
Guggenheim (name)

zhi2

gen1
to take root / to establish a base

she2

gen1
back of tongue / tongue root / dorsal

tu2

lin2

gen1
Thuringia (state in Germany)

kuai4

gen1
starchy tuber on roots of plants

zha1

gen1
to take root

gui1

gen1

jie2

di3
in the final analysis / ultimately

zhan3

cao3

chu2

gen1
to cut weeds and eliminate the roots (idiom); to destroy root and branch / to eliminate completely

shu4

gen1
tree roots

pao2

gen1

wen4

di3
to dig up roots and inquire at the base (idiom); to get to the bottom of sth

mo2

gen1
Morgan (name)

ping2

fang1

gen1
square root

a1

gen1

ting2
Argentina

piao4

gen1
ticket stub

gen1

ji1
foundation

gen1

xu1
roots
齿
chi3

gen1
root of tooth

gen1

di3
foundation / grounding / background / what lies at the bottom of sth / root / cause

gen1

chu2
to eradicate

cun2

gen1
stub

cao3

gen1
grassroots

gen1

zhi4
to bring under permanent control / to effect a radical cure

huo4

gen1
root of the trouble / cause of the ruin

Example sentences for

 
shrimp - general - fetch - one - spear - come - give - him
General shrimp, bring a spear for him
 
leave behind - one - control - sea - godly - needle
A godly needle which is able to pin down the waters was left behind
 
want - avoid - emerge - matter - only - cut weeds and eliminate the roots
If you want to avoid new trouble to emerge, the only thing to do is to cut the weeds and eliminate the roots

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