yan4 =
y + an4

colorful / splendid / gaudy / amorous / romantic / to envy | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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se4 =
s + e4

color / CL:種|种[zhong3] / look / appearance / sex | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In the Erechtheion's bathroom, Socrates watches a crane lick a beautiful lollipop. The lollipop features every color existing on earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


shai3 =
sh + ai3

color / dice | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In the palace, Sherlock Holmes watches the crane licking a very tasty lollipop. He wants to have it, so he challenges the crane for it. The crane agrees to give him the lollipop if he can beat him in a dice game. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

character component without any dedicated meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I think this looks like a crane; to the left is its wing, and to the right its head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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ba1 =
b + a1

Ba state during Zhou dynasty (in east of modern Sichuan) / abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing / surname Ba / abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian / abbr. for Pakistan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ba1 =
b + a1

to long for / to wish / to cling to / to stick to / sth that sticks / close to / next to / spread open / informal abbr. for bus 巴士[ba1 shi4] / bar (unit of pressure) / nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴[wei3 ba5], tail | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The snake found a sweet and sticky lollipop in front if the Adziogol lighthouse. Just as she is about to lick it, Beelzebub turns it into a large dinosaur bone, laughing at the snake, the lollipop in his hands. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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si4 =
s + Ø4

6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A snake. Socrates is terribly afraid of a snake in the space station's bathroom, and he tries to defend himself with a shovel. However the snake already ate a mandarin, and Sokrates is next. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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feng1 =
f + (e)ng1

surname Feng | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

feng1 =
f + (e)ng1

abundant / plentiful / fertile / plump / great | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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𠁳

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𠁳
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dou4 =
d + ou4

variant of 豆[dou4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dou4 =
d + ou4

bean / pea / CL:棵[ke1],粒[li4] / sacrificial vessel | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Don Quixote (d) is posting a scroll (𠮛) in the Louvre's bathroom (ou4). He's advertising some beans (豆) out of which weed (䒑) will grow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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𠮛
xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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𠮛
𠮛
xx5

purpose / aim / excellent | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠮛

This character looks like a scroll, on which your aim is written. A scroll with the paper made from mandarins (口), and a flute (一) to wrap it all up. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


𠮛
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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

𠮛
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kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


xian1

yan4
bright-colored / gaily-colored (HSK level 5)

yao1

yan4
pretty and flirtatious

mei3

yan4
beautiful and alluring / glamorous / gorgeous

leng3

yan4
cool elegant and magnificent

yan4

xian4
to envy / to admire

yan4

fu2
luck with women

nong2

zhuang1

yan4

mo3
to apply makeup conspicuously (idiom) / dressed to the nines and wearing makeup

xiang1

yan4
alluring / erotic / romantic

yan4

li4
gorgeous / garish and beautiful

yan4

qing2
erotic

hong2

yan4

yan4
brilliant red

jing4

yan4
vying to be the most glamorous / each more gorgeous than the other / beauty contest

ye3

yan4
seductively dressed up

yan4

ye3
seductively dressed up.

yan4

ru2

tao2

li3
lit. beautiful as peach and prune / fig. radiant beauty

yan4

hong2

se4
crimson

yan4

wu3
erotic dance

yan4

se4
beauty / glamor / voluptuousness

yan4

shi1
erotic verse

lie4

yan4
to chase women / to express oneself in a pompous flowery style

zheng1

yan2

dou4

yan4
contending for supreme beauty (esp. of flowers, scenery, painting etc) / vying in beauty and glamor

ai1

yan4
plaintive and beautiful / melancholy but gorgeous

jing1

yan4
stunning / breathtaking

tu3

yan4
to burst into bloom

There are no example sentences for .

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