bao1 =
b + ao1

to sauté / to fry / to dry by heating | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pao2 =
p + ao2

to prepare herbal medicine by roasting or parching (in a pan) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pao4 =
p + ao4

cannon / CL:座[zuo4] / firecracker | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Pinocchio (p) plays with a cannon (炮) in the Taos Pueblo's bathroom (ao4). He found a very colorful handbag (包) which he puts into his cannon. He then lights a match (火) and fires his cannon, shooting the handbag out of the window. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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bao1 =
b + ao1

surname Bao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bao1 =
b + ao1

to cover / to wrap / to hold / to include / to take charge of / to contract (to or for) / package / wrapper / container / bag / to hold or embrace / bundle / packet / CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Beelzebub wants to scare he elephant in front of the Taos Pueblo. He shows him a colorful handbag, and just as the elephant is having a closer look, a snakes pops out and scares the elephant almost to death. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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bao1 =
b + ao1

archaic variant of 包[bao1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like an elephant. Beelzebub rides an elephant in front of the Taos Pueblo, turning the soil with a plough. Lots of bananas show up from the earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

b

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ao1

In front of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
p

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ao2

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ao4

In the Taos Pueblo's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Words with


bian1

pao4
firecrackers / string of small firecrackers / CL:枚[mei2] (HSK level 5)

zhong4

pao4
heavy artillery

pai3

ji1

pao4
mortar (weapon)

pao4

ting3
gunboat

ru2

fa3

pao2

zhi4
lit. to follow the recipe (idiom) / fig. to follow a set pattern

liu2

dan4

pao4
howitzer

kai1

pao4
to open fire

li3

pao4
gun salute (e.g. 21-gun salute) / salvo

pao4

huo3
artillery barrage / gunfire

qiang1

pao4
firearm

huo3

pao4
cannon / gun / artillery

huo3

pao4
cannon / gun / artillery

bian1

pao4

sheng1
sound of firecrackers

pao4

shou3
gunner / artillery crew

pao4

bing1
artillery soldier / gunner

pao4

ta3
gun turret

pao4

hong1
to bombard / to bomb / trad. also written 炮轟

pao4

hong1
to bombard / to bomb / (fig.) to criticize / to roast

ma3

hou4

pao4
lit. firing after the horse / fig. belated action / giving advice in hindsight

pao4

ji1
to shell / to bombard / bombardment

ma3

hou4

pao4
lit. firing after the horse / fig. belated action / giving advice in hindsight

gao1

she4

pao4
anti-aircraft gun

pao4

ji1
to shell / to bombard / bombardment

jia1

nong2

pao4
cannon (loanword)

fang4

kong1

pao4
(lit.) to fire blank shots / (fig.) to be all talk and no action / to shoot one's mouth off / to make empty promises

lian2

zhu1

pao4
in quick-fire succession

pai2

pao4
to fire a salvo / broadside / cannonade

niao3

qiang1

huan4

pao4
bird shotgun replaced by cannon (idiom); equipment improved enormously

huo3

jian4

pao4
rocket artillery

pao4

hui1
cannon fodder

da4

pao4
big gun / cannon / artillery / one who talks big / trad. form 大炮 also used / CL:門|门[men2],尊[zun1]

pao4

dan4
artillery shell / CL:枚[mei2]

da3

pao4
to open fire with artillery / to set off firecrackers / to make one's stage debut / (slang) to have sex / to masturbate

pao4

tai2
fort / battery

pao2

zhi4
to concoct / to invent / to fabricate / to produce / to process / processing and curing (Chinese medicine)

pao4

jian4
gunship

pao4

jian4
gunboat / gunship

pao2

lao4
the hot pillar (ancient Chinese torture instrument)

pao4

you3
fuck buddy / friend with benefits

pao4

r5

ju2
police station (Beijing slang)

Example sentences for

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