zai1 =
z + ai1

disaster / calamity | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro (z) just earned his PhD and is celebrating it with a bonfire (火) in front of the palace (ai1), but then he accidentally drops his graduation cap (宀) and his certificate into the fire! What a disaster (灾)! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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

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


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huo3 =
hu + o3

surname Huo | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

huo3 =
hu + o3

fire / urgent / ammunition / fiery or flaming / internal heat (Chinese medicine) / hot (popular) / classifier for military units (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Helga Horse and Neanderthal Man are starting a fire in Olavinlinna Castle with two large petal leaves. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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


=
丿
+
xx5

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

z

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ai1

"ai1" is in front of the palace. Remember it by recalling that "Palais of Versailles" contains two times "ai". - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


zai1

hai4
disastrous damage / scourge / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zai1

nan4
disaster / catastrophe (HSK level 6)

xing4

zai1

le4

huo4
lit. to take joy in calamity and delight in disaster (idiom); fig. to rejoice in other people's misfortune / Schadenfreude

han4

zai1
drought

huo3

zai1
fire (that burns buildings etc)

fang2

zai1
disaster prevention / to protect against natural disasters

jiu4

zai1
to relieve disaster / to help disaster victims

chong2

zai1
insect damage / destruction of crops by locusts

duo1

zai1

duo1

nan4
to be plagued with misfortunes / precarious

cheng2

zai1
disastrous / to turn into a disaster

fan4

lan4

cheng2

zai1
flood causes disaster (idiom); fig. swamped with work

zai1

min2
victim (of a disaster)

zi4

ran2

zai1

hai4
natural disaster

tian1

zai1

ren2

huo4
natural and man-made disasters (idiom); natural calamities (flood, drought, earthquake) added to human calamity (fire, famine, war, Microsoft software)

hong2

zai1
flood

zai1

huo4
disaster

zai1

qu1
disaster area / stricken region

shui3

zai1
flood / flood damage

shou4

zai1
disaster-stricken / to be hit by a natural calamity

tian1

zai1
natural disaster

zai1

xing1
comet or supernova viewed as evil portent

kang4

zai1
defense against natural disasters

zai1

huang1
natural disaster / famine

bao2

zai1
disaster caused by hail

zhong4

zai1

qu1
main disaster area / area seriously damaged in a disaster

lao2

yu4

zhi1

zai1
imprisonment

huan2

jing4

zhong4

zai1

qu1
environmental disaster area

po4

cai2

mian3

zai1
a financial loss may prevent disaster (idiom)

qi2

fu2

rang2

zai1
to pray for luck and sacrifice to avoid disasters (i.e. traditional superstitions)

qu1

xie2

chu2

zai1
to drive away demons to prevent calamity (idiom)

zhen4

zai1
disaster relief

tao2

zai1

bi4

nan4
to seek refuge from calamities

zhong4

zai1
natural disaster

zhen4

zai1
earthquake damage

shuang1

zai1
frost damage (to crop)

feng1

zai1
wind damage / disaster caused by storm

zai1

nan4

pian4
disaster movie

hui2

lu4

zhi1

zai1
to have one's house burned down / fire disaster

da4

zai1
plague

tian1

zai1

di4

nie4
catastrophes and unnatural phenomena / Heaven-sent warnings

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