jian1 =
ji + an1

to imbue | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

jian4 =
ji + an4

gradual / gradually | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne of Arc (ji) didn't dispose of her empty water bottles (氵) for a long time. Instead, she just hoarded them in the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4). Today she wants to get rid of the bottles: step by step (渐), little by little (渐) she cuts them down using a lawn mower (斩). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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zhan3 =
zh + an3

to behead (as form of capital punishment) / to chop | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol from 斩草除根: lawn mower.

George Washington (zh) accidentally dropped bar bells (斤) onto the Anchor Inn's owner's cabriolet (车). The owner is mad as hell and wants to behead (斩) George in the Inn (an3) using a lawn mower (斩). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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jin1 =
ji + (e)n1

catty / weight equal to 0.5 kg | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is weight lifting in front of the Forbidden City. She uses two barbells: One is made of a flute with one banana tree at each end, and one is made of a dinosaur bone with a banana tree at each end. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

Two times 丿 component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: two and more bananas (丿) are part of a larger banana tree (⺁). - 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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xia4 =
xi + a4

old variant of 下[xia4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a t-bone steak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months 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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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che1 =
ch + e1

surname Che | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

che1 =
ch + e1

car / vehicle / CL:輛|辆[liang4] / machine / to shape with a lathe | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin is parading in a cabriolet in front of the Erectheion, because he wants to establish his new cult. Like all successful leaders, he takes the carrot-and-stick approach: In one hand he's waving with a seven-branched laser sword, in the other one he's waving with a cross. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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

ju1 =
ju + Ø1

war chariot (archaic) / rook (in Chinese chess) / rook (in chess) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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qi1 =
qi + Ø1

seven / 7 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other components: the Seven-Branched Laser Sword. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

The Queen of Hearts is testing her new Seven-Branched Laser Sword in front of the space station. She's slicing flutes and shovels. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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,
over 2 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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, about 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.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

ji

Jeanne d'Arc - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


zhu2

jian4
gradually (HSK level 4)

xun2

xu4

jian4

jin4
in sequence, step by step (idiom); to make steady progress incrementally (HSK level 6)

jian4

jin4
progress step by step / gradual progress / to move forward (slowly)

ri4

jian4
to progress (or increase, change etc) day by day / more (or better etc) with each passing day

jian4

jian4
gradually

fang2

wei1

du4

jian4
to nip in the bud (idiom)

jian4

bian4
gradual change

jian4

xin1

tong3
Oligocene system (geology)

jian4

ci4
gradually / one by one

jian4

xing2

jian4

yuan3
gradually proceed, gradually get further apart

jian4

jin4
approximation

jian4

ruo4
to fade out / gradually weakening / diminuendo / decrescendo

ji1

jian4
gradually

zhu2

jian4

zeng1

jia1
to increase gradually / to build up

zhu2

jian4

fei4

qi4
to abandon gradually

jian4

xin1

shi4
Oligocene (geological epoch from 34m-24m years ago)

du4

jian1

fang2

meng2
to nip in the bud

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