yan3 =
y + an3

to develop / to evolve / to practice / to perform / to play / to act | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) and her plush tiger (寅) are drinking inside of the Anchor Inn (an3). Maud is drinking bai jiu, but her plush tiger is just pretending: he acts as if he was drinkingn bai jiu, but secretly he exchanges the booze with water from a bottle of water (氵) next to him. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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yin2 =
y + (e)n2

3rd earthly branch: 3-5 a.m., 1st solar month (4th February-5th March), year of the Tiger | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a plush tiger.

Maud Younger (y) and her plush tiger (寅) just graduated. Wearing their graduation hats (宀) they come out of the entrance of the Forbidden City ((e)n2) where they had to study for years and celebrate their new freedom by drinking cuba libres (由). They also are overjoyed that finally they can spend their time just having fun: the plush tiger uses a flute (一) as a bat to shoot an eightball (八) into Maud's direction, who catches it using her graduation cap as baseball glove. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 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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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,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+
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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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - 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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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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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - 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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you2 =
y + ou2

to follow / from / it is for...to / reason / cause / because of / due to / to / to leave it (to sb) / by (introduces passive verb) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 自由古巴, a cuba libre. The character 由 itself even looks like a cuba libre.

Maud Younger (y) is taking part in a charity auction just inside the Louvre's entrance (ou2). She is auctioning the dinosaur bone (丨) next to her and is speaking into a microphone (曰). In the other hand she is holding a cuba libre (由), and she is already quite drunk. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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yue1 =
yu + e1

to speak / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is selling flutes in front of the Erechtheion. She has a whole box of them, and she's advertising them by using a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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,
about 3 years ago
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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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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HSK level: 3

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

Words with


biao3

yan3
play / show / performance / exhibition / to perform / to act / to demonstrate / CL:場|场[chang3] (HSK level 3)

yan3

yuan2
actor or actress / performer / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2] (HSK level 4)

yan3

chu1
to act (in a play) / to perform / to put on (a performance) / performance / concert / show / CL:場|场[chang3],次[ci4] (HSK level 4)

dao3

yan3
to direct / director (film etc) (HSK level 5)

yan3

bian4
to develop / to evolve (HSK level 6)

yan3

jiang3
lecture / to make a speech (HSK level 6)

yan3

zou4
to play a musical instrument / to perform music (HSK level 6)

yan3

yi4
to deduce / to infer (HSK level 6)

yan3

xi2
maneuver / exercise / practice / to maneuver (HSK level 6)

ban4

yan3
to play the role of / to act (HSK level 6)

yan3

chang4
sung performance / to sing for an audience

yan3

suan4
to calculate / to perform calculations

yan3

yi4
performing arts

he2

yan3
to act together / to put on a joint performance

pai2

yan3
to rehearse (a performance)

tui1

yan3
to deduce / to infer / to derive / an implication

yu4

yan3
dummy run / to run through sth / to rehearse

shou3

yan3
maiden stage role / first performance / first public showing

yan3

yi4

quan1
show business

jia1

yan3
encore / to give an extra performance

gu4

ji4

chong2

yan3
to repeat an old stratagem / up to one's old tricks

yan3

chang4

hui4
vocal recital or concert

yan3

xi4
to put on a play / to perform / fig. to pretend / to feign

kai1

yan3
(of a play, movie etc) to begin

yan3

lian4
drill / practice

gong1

yan3
to perform (e.g. on the stage) / to lecture

shang4

yan3
to screen (a movie) / to stage (a play) / a screening / a staging

jiang3

yan3
to lecture / to speak publicly

yan3

ju4
to perform a play

biao3

yan3

sai4
exhibition match

yu4

yan3

yu4

lie4
ever more critical / problems get more and more intense

yan3

yi4
to dramatize historical events / novel or play on historical theme

yan3

shi4
to demonstrate / to show / presentation / demonstration

yan3

shuo1
speech / to deliver a speech

yi4

yan3
benefit performance / charity show

yan3

bo1

shi4
broadcasting studio

hui4

yan3
joint performance

chong2

yan3
a repeat performance / repeat occurrence (e.g. of a disaster)

yan3

yi4

jie4
performing arts circles / show business

yan3

hua4
to evolve / evolution

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