lian4 =
li + an4

to refine / to smelt | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao (li) is smelting (炼) the Pudong Oriental Pearl Tower (东) in the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4) to make a pendant out of it. She put the tower on a big fire (火) and blows air into the fire using a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, almost 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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, about 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
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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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dong1 =
du + (e)ng1

surname Dong | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dong1 =
du + (e)ng1

east / host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest) / landlord | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doggy Dog wants to build a model of the Pudong Oriental Pearl Tower in front of Stonehenge. He has a model tower as guide, and a seven-branched laser sword as well as a daisy as building blocks. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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qi1 =
qi + Ø1

seven / 7 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other components: the Seven-Branched Laser Sword. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

The Queen of Hearts is testing her new Seven-Branched Laser Sword in front of the space station. She's slicing flutes and shovels. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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, about 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
+
xx5

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

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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 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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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

li

Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


duan4

lian4
to engage in physical exercise / to work out / to toughen / to temper (HSK level 3)

ti2

lian4
to extract (ore, minerals etc) / to refine / to purify / to process (HSK level 6)

mo2

lian4
see 磨練|磨练[mo2 lian4]

lian4

yu4
purgatory

lian4

tie3
smelting iron

lian4

gang1
steelmaking

lian4

you2

chang3
oil refinery

jing1

lian4
to refine / to purify / smart and capable / concise / succinct / terse / well-trained

lian4

ru3
to condense milk (by evaporation) / condensed milk

rong2

lian4
to smelt

ye3

lian4
to smelt metal

lian4

dan1
to concoct pills of immortality

lian4

jin1

shu4
alchemy

xiu1

lian4
(of Taoists) to practice austerities / to practice asceticism

lian4

hua4
to refine / refining (e.g. oil, chemicals etc)

lian4

you2
oil refinery

lian4

jiao1

lu2
coking furnace

lian4

tie3

chang3
iron foundry

bai3

lian4

cheng2

gang1
to be tempered into a steel

zhen1

jin1

bu4

pa4

huo3

lian4
True gold fears no fire. (idiom)

jian3

lian4
variant of 簡練|简练[jian3 lian4]

jing1

lian4

chang3
refinery (of oil etc)

shi4

lian4
to refine with fire

xiu1

lian4

cheng2

xian1
lit. to practice austerities to become a Daoist immortal / practice makes perfect

ti3

yu4

duan4

lian4
physical exercise

ye3

lian4

lu2
a furnace for smelting metal

ning2

lian4
variant of 凝練|凝练[ning2 lian4]

qian1

chui2

bai3

lian4
after hard work and numerous revisions (idiom) / the vicissitudes of life

xi3

lian4
variant of 洗練|洗练[xi3 lian4]

pao2

lian4
to parch and refine medicinal herbs

duan4

lian4
to forge / to toughen / to temper

lian4

dan1

ba1

gua4

lu2
eight trigrams furnace to cook pills of immortality / symbol of the alchemist's art / Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble

lian4

dan1

shu4
maker of immortality pill / concocting magic pills

lian4

zhi1

wei4

ding4
to spend a long time thinking about sth while unable to reach a decision

lian4

ju4
to polish a phrase

lian4

nai3
condensed milk

lian4

zi4
calligraphy practice / to search for the right word

lian4

jiao1
coking / the process of producing coke from coal

lian4

zhen1
a delicacy (food)

lian4

jin1

shu4

shi4
alchemist

Example sentences for

 
this - Laozi - concoct pills of immortality - 's - area
Laozi's room where he concocts the pills of immortality
 
this - is - for - Jade Emperor - refine - gold - pill
These are the refined golden pills for the Jade Emperor
 
Your Majesty - poor Taoist - for - Your Majesty - that - refine - nine - gold - pill
Your Majesty, the nine pills that this poor Taoist prepared for your Majesty

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