xi3 =
xi + Ø3

to wash / to bathe / to develop (photo) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's shower day in the space station (Ø3)! Marie Curie (xi) and the FLOTUS (先) help wash (洗) each other using bottles of water (氵). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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+
xian1 =
xi + an1

early / prior / former / in advance / first | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the First Lady of the United States, FLOTUS.

In front of the Anchor Inn, Sun Wukong, the FLOTUS and Marie Curie dance around the golden calf. When it comes to be in favour of their gods, everyone of them wants to be first. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

Wikipedia redirects to 牛, but the strokes are not completely the same, as the stroke order. Anyway I'm going to represent this character by a small cow: a golden calf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+
tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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,
about 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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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,
about 3 years ago


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 2

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


xi3

shou3

jian1
toilet / lavatory / washroom (HSK level 3)

xi3

zao3
to bathe / to take a shower (HSK level 3)

xi3

yi1

ji1
washer / washing machine / CL:臺|台[tai2] (HSK level 4)

cuo1

xi3
to rub clean (garments) / to scrub

xi3

yi1

fang2
laundry room

xi3

jie2
to loot / to rob / to ransack / to pillage

chong1

xi3
to rinse / to wash

xi3

wan3

ji1
dishwasher

jiang1

xi3
to wash and starch

guan4

xi3

shi4
toilet / washroom / bathroom / lavatory / CL:間|间[jian1]

shu1

xi3
to make oneself presentable / to freshen up

shi1

xi3
baptize

xi3

shua1
wash / brush / scrub

xi3

yuan1
lit. to wash out a grievance / fig. to right a wrong / to redress an injustice

ca1

xi3
to clean (with water or alcohol) / to wipe and wash / to swab / to scrub

xue4

xi3
blood purge / massacre

qing1

xi3
to wash / to clean / to purge

xi3

jie2

yi1

kong1
to steal everything

xi3

yu4
bath

xi3

shou3
to wash one's hands / to go to the toilet

shou4

xi3
to receive baptism / baptized

yi1

pin2

ru2

xi3
penniless

xi3

di2
to rinse / to wash / washing

xi3

yi1

fen3
laundry detergent / washing powder

xi3

wei4
to have one stomach's pumped / gastric lavage (medicine)

guan4

xi3
to wash up / to freshen up

xi3

li3
baptism

xi3

di2

ji4
cleaning agent / detergent

xi3

yi1
laundry

xi3

er3

gong1

ting1
to listen with respectful attention / (a polite request to sb to speak) / we are all ears

xi3

qian2
money laundering

gan1

xi3
to dry clean / dry cleaning

xi3

yi1

dian4
laundry (commercial establishment)

xi3

di2

qi4
washing appliance

piao3

xi3
to rinse (clothes)

xi3

xue3
to erase / to wipe out (a previous humiliation etc)

xi3

yi1

ban3
washboard / (jocularly) flat chest

xi3

xiao1

ji4
decontaminant / decontaminating agent

xi3

xiao1
decontamination

xi3

ran3

dian4
commercial laundry / cleaners

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