liu1 =
li + ou1

to slip away / to escape in stealth / to skate | 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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liu2 =
li + ou2

old variant of 留[liu2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

liu2 =
li + ou2

to leave (a message etc) / to retain / to stay / to remain / to keep / to preserve | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: an answering machine.

Li Qingzhao faces a field of answering machines that all have messages left for her just inside the Louvre's entrance. As she is checking each machine for her messages, a mischievous rabbit is leaving even more messages for her when Li Qingzhao is not watching. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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mao3 =
m + ao3

mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon) / 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a rabbit.

Mahatma Gandhi entertains a baby rabbit and a baby seal inside of the Taos Pueblo. He put on a fake nose and stuck a banana in each hole of the fake nose, and the bananas fit like tenons put into mortises. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
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jie2 =
ji + e2

"seal" radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The meaning is seal as in insignia, but instead I'm going to represent it as baby seal (the animal) in other characters. Jeanne d'Arc is using a plough made of dinosaur bones just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion, when suddenly a baby seal jumps out of the raked earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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tian2 =
ti + an2

surname Tian | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tian2 =
ti + an2

field / farm / CL:片[pian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mother Teresa (ti) wants to plant a field of crosses (田) just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn (an2). She ordered a wooden box (囗) with crosses (十) inside and puts them up one by one. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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has no simplified variant.

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

li

Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ou1

In front of the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


yi1

liu4

yan1
like a wisp of smoke / (to disappear etc) in an instant

liu1

da5
to stroll / to go for a walk

suan1

liu1

liu1
sour / acid

liu1

bing1

chang3
ice rink / skating rink

liu1

hao4
(coll.) to slink off

liu1

bing1

xie2
skating shoes / ice skates / roller skates / roller blades

shun4

kou3

liu1
popular piece of doggerel / common phrase repeated as a jingle

hua2

liu5
smooth / slippery / sticky

hua2

liu1
to sauté in sticky sauce

liu1

zou3
to slip away / to leave secretly

hei1

bu4

liu1

qiu1
dark and swarthy

liu1

xu1

pai1

ma3
to smooth whiskers and pat a horse's bottom (idiom); to use flatter to get what one wants / to toady / boot-licking

liu1

bing1
ice skating

hui1

liu1

liu1
dull gray / gloomy / dejected / crestfallen / with one's tail between one's legs

di1

liu1

liu1
whirling / spinning around and around / round and plump (e.g. of fruit)

hui1

bu5

liu1

qiu1
see 灰不溜丢[hui1 bu5 liu1 diu1]

gun3

gua1

liu1

yuan2
(of animals) round and fat

hui1

bu5

liu1

diu1
gloomy and dull (idiom) / boring and gray / unpleasantly murky

shang4

liu1

you2
basted (of meat etc)

zhi2

liu1

liu1
straight as an arrow

zao1

liu1

huang2

yu2
stir-fried yellow fish filet

zao1

liu1

huang2

yu2

pian4
stir-fried yellow fish filet

hu2

che3

ba1

liu1
to talk nonsense

hua1

shi4

liu1

bing1
figure skating

shuo1

liu1

zui3
to make a slip of the tongue

suan1

bu5

liu1

diu1
sour / acrid / (of a person) embittered

guang1

liu1
smooth / slippery

kai1

liu1
to leave in stealth / to slip away

shun4

liu5
orderly / tidy / smooth

huang2

bu4

liu1

qiu1
yellowish / dirty yellow

suan1

bu5

liu1

qiu1
see 酸不溜丟|酸不溜丢[suan1 bu5 liu1 diu1]

chu1

liu1
to skate of / to walk off downhill

yun2

liu5
even and smooth

li1

liu1

wai1

xie2
crooked / deformed / twisted

di1

liu1
to carry

mei2

liu4

r5
(dialect) silly

liu1

yuan2
perfectly round

liu1

han4

bing1
roller blading (sport)

liu1

cao2
sluice / chute

liu1

liu1

qiu2
yo-yo

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