liu2 =
li + ou2

old variant of 留[liu2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

liu2 =
li + ou2

to leave (a message etc) / to retain / to stay / to remain / to keep / to preserve | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: an answering machine.

Li Qingzhao faces a field of answering machines that all have messages left for her just inside the Louvre's entrance. As she is checking each machine for her messages, a mischievous rabbit is leaving even more messages for her when Li Qingzhao is not watching. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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mao3 =
m + ao3

mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon) / 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a rabbit.

Mahatma Gandhi entertains a baby rabbit and a baby seal inside of the Taos Pueblo. He put on a fake nose and stuck a banana in each hole of the fake nose, and the bananas fit like tenons put into mortises. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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
+

+
mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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丿
+

+
jie2 =
ji + e2

"seal" radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The meaning is seal as in insignia, but instead I'm going to represent it as baby seal (the animal) in other characters. Jeanne d'Arc is using a plough made of dinosaur bones just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion, when suddenly a baby seal jumps out of the raked earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 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,
almost 3 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, 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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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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tian2 =
ti + an2

surname Tian | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tian2 =
ti + an2

field / farm / CL:片[pian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mother Teresa (ti) wants to plant a field of crosses (田) just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn (an2). She ordered a wooden box (囗) with crosses (十) inside and puts them up one by one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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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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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

li

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ou2

Just inside the Louvre's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


liu2

xue2
to study abroad (HSK level 4)

bao3

liu2
to retain / to continue to have / to preserve / to maintain / to reserve / reservations / to hold back (approval or acceptance) (HSK level 5)

liu2

shen2
to take care / to be careful (HSK level 6)

yi2

liu2
(leave or be a) legacy / left over / hand down (to next generation) (HSK level 6)

liu2

lian4
reluctant to leave / to hate to have to go / to recall fondly (HSK level 6)

zhi4

liu2
to detain / retention (HSK level 6)

ju1

liu2
to detain (a prisoner) / to keep sb in custody (HSK level 6)

liu2

nian4
to keep as a souvenir / to recall fondly (HSK level 6)

can2

liu2
to remain / left over / surplus / remnant (HSK level 6)

liu2

gei3
to set aside for

liu2

zhi2
to keep an official position / to hold on to one's job

liu2

yong4
to continue in employment / to hold on to one's job / to continue using

can2

liu2

wu4
remnant / residue / material left over

liu2

xue2

sheng1
student studying abroad / (foreign) exchange student / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

liu2

hua4
to leave word / to leave a message

liu2

ying3
to take photos as a souvenir / a souvenir photo

liu2

tang2
to stay behind (after class) / to be given detention / detention

liu2

yan2
簿
bu4
visitor's book / CL:本[ben3]

ji1

liu2
to stay / to detain

liu2

yi1

shou3
to hold back a trick / not to divulge all one's trade secrets

qu4

liu2
going or staying

liu2

dai4
to leave sth for later / to postpone (work, a decision etc)

hao2

bu4

liu2

qing2
to show no quarter / ruthless / relentless

liu2

xia4
to leave behind / to stay behind / to remain / to keep / not to let (sb) go

liu2

yi4
to take care / mindful

ju1

liu2
residence / to reside

liu2

shou3
to stay behind to take care of things

liu2
宿
su4
to put up a guest / to stay overnight

jiu3

liu2
to stay for a long time

liu2

cun2
to keep / to preserve / extant / to remain (from the past)

liu2

lian2
variant of 流連|流连[liu2 lian2]

liu2

hou4

lu4
to leave oneself a way out

liu2

ji2
to repeat a year (in school) / to resit a failed course / to fail admission to next year's course

wan3

liu2
to urge to stay / to detain

ting2

liu2
to stay somewhere temporarily / to stop over

liu2

bu4
(said by departing guest) no need to see me out

liu2

zhu4
to keep stationed (of troops) / to remain as a garrison

a1

liu2

shen1

qun2

dao3
Aleutian islands (trailing 2250 km southwest of Alaska almost down to Kamtchatka)

ju1

liu2

zheng4
residence permit

liu2

you3

yu2

di4
to leave some leeway / to allow for the unpredictable

Example sentences for

 
leave behind - one - control - sea - godly - needle
A godly needle which is able to pin down the waters was left behind

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