bao2 =
b + ao2

thin / cold in manner / indifferent / weak / light / infertile | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bo2 =
b + o2

surname Bo | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bo2 =
b + o2

meager / slight / weak / ungenerous or unkind / frivolous / to despise / to belittle / to look down on / to approach or near | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Beelzebub (b) has Pu Yi (溥) mince some kind of green stuff and then press it through a delicate membrane (薄) in Olavinlinna castle's kitchen (o2). Beelzebub told him that it will be a special food, but he didn't tell him that in reality he is just mincing artificial lawn (艹). He is really looking down (薄) on the child for being so weak (薄). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


bo4 =
b + o4

see 薄荷[bo4 he5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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cao3 =
c + ao3

grass radical 草字頭兒|草字头儿[cao3 zi4 tou2 r5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Artificial lawn. The King of Chu burns artificial lawn in the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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pu3 =
pu + Ø3

surname Pu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pu3 =
pu + Ø3

extensive / pervading | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Petra Penguin (pu) has to take care of the child emperor Pu Yi (溥) in the space station (Ø3). Petra is especially concerned that he won't drink enough, so she put up bulletin boards (尃) with pictures of water bottles (氵) on them everywhere. The space station is pervaded (溥) by water bottles floating everywhere so that Pu Yi can always drink something, no matter where he is. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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fu1 =
fu + Ø1

to state to, to announce | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a bulletin board.

Ivan Pavlov (甫) pinned an announcement (尃) to the bulletin board (尃) in front of the space station (Ø1). He announces to start a new course about education for foxes. Frieda Fox (fu) is quite sceptical, so Ivan tries to convince her by giving her the thumbs up (寸). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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cun4 =
cu + (e)n4

a unit of length / inch / thumb | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kitty Cat is playing with a petal leaf in the Forbidden City's bathroom. She's keeping it in the air by hitting it with a flute and a crowbar. It's so much fun that she thinks to herself "thumbs up". - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


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fu3 =
fu + Ø3

(classical) barely just / just now | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Ivan Pavlov, 巴甫洛夫, the scientist.

Ivan Pavlov (甫) taught Frieda Fox (fu) to jump over a big cross (十) and catch the moon on the other side (月) as soon as Pavlov waves with a petal leaf (丶) in the space station (Ø3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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xx5

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

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago


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shui3 =
shu + ei3

"water" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 85), occurring in 没, 法, 流 etc / see also 三點水|三点水[san1 dian3 shui3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A bottle of water. Sheldon Shrimp (shu-) enjoys a bottle of water (氵) inside the Eiffel tower (-ei3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

b

Beelzebub - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
ao2

Just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
o2

Just inside Olavinlinna Castle's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
o4

In Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


bo2

ruo4
weak / frail (HSK level 6)

bo4

he5

you2
peppermint oil

wang4

zi4

fei3

bo2
to be unduly humble (idiom) / to undervalue oneself

bao2

cui4
crispy thin (cooking style)

bo2

qing2
inconstant in love / fickle

qian3

bo2
superficial

mian2

bo2
my humble effort / my meager contribution (humble)

dan4

bo2
thin / light / flagging / faint

ke4

bo2
unkind / harsh / cutting / mean / acrimony / to embezzle by making illegal deductions

hou4

bo2
to favor one and discriminate against the other (abbr. for 厚此薄彼[hou4 ci3 bo2 bi3])

hou4

bao2
thickness / also pr. [hou4 bo2]

bo2

mu4
dusk / twilight

xi1

bo2
thin / rarefied

wei1

bo2
scanty / meager

dan1

bo2
weak / frail / thin / flimsy

bao2

bing3
thin flat cake / pancake / pizza

bo4

he5
field mint / peppermint

bao2

zhi3
tissue / kleenex

bo2

li3
my meager gift (humble)

bo2

mo2
membrane / film / CL:層|层[ceng2]

qing1

bo2
light / frivolous / a philanderer

bao2

pian4
thin slice / thin section / flake / Taiwan pr. [bo2 pian4]

bo2

wu4
mist / haze

ji2

bo2
(of land) infertile / barren

bo2

di4
barren land / poor soil

bao2

ban3
metal sheet / lamina

bo2

ming4
to be born under an unlucky star (usu. of women) / to be born unlucky

bo2

li4
small profits

hou4

ci3

bo2

bi3
to favour one and discriminate against the other

bo2

jia1

qiu1
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), Italian writer, poet, and humanist, author of Decameron 十日談|十日谈[Shi2 ri4 Tan2]

bo2

yi1

bo1
Bo Yibo (1908-2007), ranking PRC politician, served on State Council from 1950s to 1980s as colleague of Deng Xiaoping

jian1

suan1

ke4

bo2
sharp and unkind (words)

lian3

bao2
bashful / shy

hu2

jiao1

bo4

he5
peppermint

hou4

ji1

bo2

fa1
lit. to have accumulated knowledge and deliver it slowly (idiom) / good preparation is the key to success / to be well prepared

hong2

yan2

bo2

ming4
beautiful women suffer unhappy fates (idiom)

pen1

bo2

yu4

chu1
to be on the verge of eruption (idiom) / (of the sun) to emerge in all its brilliance

pen1

bo2
to gush / to squirt / to surge / to well out / to overflow

hou4

si3

bo2

sheng1
lit. to praise the dead and revile the living / fig. to live in the past (idiom)

hou4

gu3

bo2

jin1
to revere the past and neglect the present (idiom)

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