yuan2 =
yu + an2

root / source / origin | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The origin (源) of the H bomb can be traced back to when Aphrodite (yu) once forgot a lot of water bottles (氵) next to her A bomb (原) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2) and accidentally detonated the bomb. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 months ago | add a painting



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yuan2 =
yu + an2

former / original / primary / raw / level / cause / source | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: I like how 原子, literally "original seed", means "atom". I'll represent 原 by 原子弹, an atomic bomb. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Just inside Anchor Inn's entrance Aphrodite is modding a chocolate factory into a nuclear chocolate factory by powering it with an atomic bomb. Because it is hard to look inside the bomb through it's small opening, she uses a hand mirror to see inside and connect the wires. She also used a lot of daisies to decorate the bomb and underline her peaceful intentions. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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chang3 =
ch + ang3

factory / yard / depot / workhouse / works / (industrial) plant | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a chocolate factory! Charlie Chaplin (ch) is overjoyed to see that in the Songgwangsa (ang3), a small chocolate factory (厂) is for sale. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

han3 =
h + an3

"cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27), occurring in 原, 历, 压 etc | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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zi4 =
z + Ø4

from / self / oneself / since | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A hand mirror, which someone uses to look at her- or himself. The Eye of Providence is looking at itself in a handheld mirror in the space station's bathroom. It think it's indeed looking very good, since Zorro attached a petal leaf to its eyes. - 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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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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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,
almost 3 years ago


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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - 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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丿
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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,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
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xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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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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: 5

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

yu

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an2

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


zi1

yuan2
Ziyuan county in Guilin 桂林[Gui4 lin2], Guangxi (HSK level 5)

zi1

yuan2
natural resource (such as water or minerals) / resource (such as manpower or tourism) (HSK level 5)

neng2

yuan2
energy / power source / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

yuan2

quan2
fountainhead / well-spring / water source / fig. origin (HSK level 6)

lai2

yuan2
source (of information etc) / origin (HSK level 6)

dian4

yuan2
electric power source (HSK level 6)

qi3

yuan2
origin / to originate / to come from (HSK level 6)

gen1

yuan2
origin / root (cause) (HSK level 6)

yuan2

yu2
has its origins in

quan2

yuan2
springhead / fountainhead / (fig.) source

su4

yuan2
to investigate the origin of sth / to trace a river upstream back to its source

ci2

yuan2
etymology / root of a word

fa1

yuan2
to rise / to originate / source / derivation

yuan2

dai4

ma3
source code

sheng1

yuan2
supply of students / source of students

chuan2

ran3

yuan2
source of an infection

dian4

yuan2
线
xian4
power cable (of an appliance etc)

tao2

yuan2
Taoyuan county in Changde 常德[Chang2 de2], Hunan / Taoyuan township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县[Gao1 xiong2 xian4], southwest Taiwan

ben3

yuan2
origin / source

tao2

yuan2
same as 世外桃源 / the Garden of the Peaches of Immortality / Shangri-la / imaginary land of joy and plenty (sim. Utopia, Cockaigne, Shangri-la)

zhen4

yuan2
epicenter (of earthquake) / hypocenter

zuo3

you4

feng2

yuan2
lit. to strike water right and left (idiom) / fig. to turn everything into gold / to have everything going one's way / to benefit from both sides

fang4

she4

yuan2
radiation source

fa1

yuan2

di4
place of origin / birthplace / source

guang1

yuan2
light source

yuan1

yuan2
origin / source / relationship

re4

yuan2
heat source

yuan2

yuan2

bu4

duan4
a steady flow (idiom); an unending stream

tong2

yuan2
homology (biology) / a common origin

shi4

wai4

tao2

yuan2
the Garden of the Peaches of Immortality / Shangri-la / imaginary land of joy and plenty (sim. Utopia, Cockaigne, Shangri-la)

huo4

yuan2
supply of goods

cai2

yuan2
financial resources / source of revenue

bing1

yuan2
manpower resources (for military service) / sources of troops

yin3

shui3

si1

yuan2
lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom); gratitude for blessings and their well-spring / Don't forget where your happiness come from. / Be grateful for all your blessings!

yuan2

tou2
source / fountainhead

yuan2

zi4
to originate from

zi4

ran2

zi1

yuan2
natural resource

lai2

yuan2

yu2
to originate in

shui3

yuan2
water source / water supply / headwaters of a river

bing4

yuan2
cause of disease

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