you2 =
y + ou2

oil / fat / grease / petroleum / to apply tung oil, paint or varnish / oily / greasy / glib / cunning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) is creating art just inside the Louvre's entrance (ou2). She is painting a picture using oil (油) paint and occasionally using water color stored in a water bottle (氵). She is nipping a cuba libre (由) and from time to time even using her drink as color for her picture. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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you2 =
y + ou2

to follow / from / it is for...to / reason / cause / because of / due to / to / to leave it (to sb) / by (introduces passive verb) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 自由古巴, a cuba libre. The character 由 itself even looks like a cuba libre.

Maud Younger (y) is taking part in a charity auction just inside the Louvre's entrance (ou2). She is auctioning the dinosaur bone (丨) next to her and is speaking into a microphone (曰). In the other hand she is holding a cuba libre (由), and she is already quite drunk. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 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, 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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yue1 =
yu + e1

to speak / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is selling flutes in front of the Erechtheion. She has a whole box of them, and she's advertising them by using a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
ou2

Just inside the Louvre's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


jia1

you2

zhan4
gas station (HSK level 4)

jiang4

you2
soy sauce (HSK level 5)

qi4

you2
gasoline (HSK level 5)

you2

zha2
to deep fry (HSK level 5)

shi2

you2
oil / petroleum (HSK level 6)

chai2

you2
diesel fuel (HSK level 6)

you2

ni4
grease / greasy food / oily / rich (of food) / fatty / greasy and dirty / a slippery character (HSK level 6)

you2

qi1
oil paints / lacquer / to paint / CL:層|层[ceng2] (HSK level 6)

you2

xiang1
oil tank

you2

chuan2
(oil) tanker / tank ship

da3

you2

shi1
humorous poem / limerick

you2

jing3
oil well

xiang1

you2
sesame oil / perfumed oil

bo4

he5

you2
peppermint oil

wan4

jin1

you2
Tiger Balm (medicine) / jack of all trades (and master of none)(slang)

zhi3

jia5

you2
nail polish

you2

hua2
oily / greasy / unctuous / slippery (character)

huo3

shang4

jia1

you2
to add oil to the fire (idiom); fig. to aggravate a situation / to enrage people and make matters worse

xiao1

suan1

gan1

you2
nitroglycerine

you2

zhi1
grease / oil / fat

run4

hua2

you2
lubricating oil

gan1

you2
glycerine / glycerol

you2

tian2
oil field

ji1

you2
engine oil

you2

lun2
tanker (ship) / CL:艘[sou1]

ran2

you2
fuel oil

gan3

lan3

you2
olive oil

nai3

you2
cream / butter

you2

ku4
fuel depot / fuel farm

ma2

you2
sesame oil

la4

jiang4

you2
Worcestershire sauce

jia1

you2
to add oil / to top up with gas / to refuel / to accelerate / abbr. for 加大油門|加大油门[jia1 da4 you2 men2] / to step on the gas / fig. to make an extra effort / fig. to cheer sb on

you2

bu4
tarpaulin

you2

liang4
glossy / shiny

dou4

you2
soy bean oil

zhi1

ma5

you2
sesame oil

yu2

gan1

you2
cod liver oil

you2

qi4
oil and gas

you2

yan1
soot / lampblack

huo3

shang4

jiao1

you2
to pour oil on the fire (idiom); fig. to aggravate a situation / to enrage people and make matters worse

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