she2 =
sh + e2

to break (e.g. stick or bone) / a loss | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhe1 =
zh + e1

to turn sth over / to turn upside down / to tip sth out (of a container) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhe2 =
zh + e2

to break / to fracture / to snap / to suffer loss / to bend / to twist / to turn / to change direction / convinced / to convert into (currency) / discount / rebate / tenth (in price) / classifier for theatrical scenes / to fold / accounts book | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

George Washington (zh) wants to lift some barbells (斤) just inside the Erechtheion's entrance (e2), but the barbells are very heavy. He tried to use toy claws (扌) and folding (折) knifes (mnemonic symbol for 折) as levers, but they both snapped (折). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

hand radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A toy claw. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 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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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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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, over 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, over 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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xia4 =
xi + a4

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

Mnemonic symbol: a t-bone steak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year 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,
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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
e2

Just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
zh

George Washington - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
e1

In front of the Erechtheion - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


da3

zhe2
to give a discount (HSK level 4)

qu1

zhe2
winding / (fig.) complicated (HSK level 6)

zhuan3

zhe2
shift in the trend of events / plot shift in a book / twists and turns (HSK level 6)

zhou1

zhe2
twists and turns / vicissitude / complication / difficulty / effort / CL:番[fan1] (HSK level 6)

zhe1

teng5
to toss from side to side (e.g. sleeplessly) / to repeat sth over and over again / to torment sb / to play crazy (HSK level 6)

zhe2

mo2
to persecute / to torment (HSK level 6)

cuo4

zhe2
setback / reverse / check / defeat / frustration / disappointment / to frustrate / to discourage / to set sb back / to blunt / to subdue (HSK level 6)

zhe2

dao1
clasp knife / folding knife

po4

zhe2

hao4
dash / Chinese dash ── (punct., double the length of the western dash)

zhe2

die2
to fold / collapsible / folding (bicycle, antenna, bed etc)

zhe2
寿
shou4
to have one's life shortened (by excesses etc)

zhuan3

zhe2

dian3
turning point / breaking point

bu4

zhe2

bu4

kou4
a hundred per cent / to the letter / out-and-out

bai3

zhe2

bu4

nao2
to keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks (idiom) / to be undaunted by repeated setbacks / to be indomitable

zhe2

gui4
to win the laurels / to pass an imperial examination / to win a championship

gu3

zhe2
to suffer a fracture / (of a bone) to break / fracture

cun2

zhe2
passbook / bankbook

zhe2

he2
to convert into / to amount to / to be equivalent to

yi1

bo1

san1

zhe2
calligraphic flourish with many twists / fig. many twists and turns

zhe2

fu2
to convince / to subdue / to be convinced / to be bowled over

bo1

zhe2
twists and turns

zhe2

zhong1
to compromise / to take the middle road / a trade-off / eclectic

zhe2

zhong1
variant of 折中[zhe2 zhong1]

yao1

zhe2
to die young or prematurely / to come to a premature end / to be aborted prematurely

zhe2

hui2
to turn back / to retrace one's steps

zhe2

she4
to refract / refraction / to reflect (in the figurative sense: to show the nature of)

zhe2

shan4
folding fan

zhe2

guang1
refraction

zhe2

suan4
to convert (between currencies)

zhe2

guang1
refraction

da3

zhe2

kou4
to give a discount / to be of less value than anticipated

zhe2

fan3
to turn back

zhe2

duan4
to snap sth off / to break

dui4

zhe2
to sell at a 50% discount / to fold in two

zhe2

kou4
discount

cuo4

zhe2

gan3
frustration

zhe2

die2

yi3
folding chair / deck chair

zhe2

she4

lu:4
index of refraction

zhe2

sha1
variant of 折殺|折杀[zhe2 sha1]

zhe2

sha1
to not deserve (one's good fortune etc)

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