lan4 =
l + an4

soft / mushy / well-cooked and soft / to rot / to decompose / rotten / worn out / chaotic / messy / utterly / thoroughly / crappy / bad | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sir Lancelot is taking a bath in the bathroom of Anchor Inn. The bathtub is sitting on a fire, so the water is really hot. Sir Lancelot has added a few orchids to the bath, but because the water is so warm, they're all mushy and rotten. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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lan2 =
l + an2

surname Lan / abbr. for Lanzhou 蘭州|兰州[Lan2 zhou1], Gansu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

lan2 =
l + an2

orchid (蘭花|兰花 Cymbidium goeringii) / fragrant thoroughwort (蘭草|兰草 Eupatorium fortunei) / lily magnolia (木蘭|木兰) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance Lancelot sees a mean crocodile and wants to capture it with a coordinate system. The crocodile just wants to be friends with Lancelot though and gives him an orchid. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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san1 =
s + an1

surname San | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

san1 =
s + an1

three / 3 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Cartesian coordinate system with three (三) axes.

Socrates (s-) is performing in front of Anchor Inn (-an1). He created an electrical flute by attaching a large capacitor (二) to the flute (一), so that he can get the attention of all the people. Moreover, he's balancing on a Cartesian coordinate system (三). Unfortunately, only three (三) people stop to watch the result. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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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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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 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 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?)

l

Sir Lancelot - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 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


fu3

lan4
to rot / to putrefy / (fig.) corrupt (HSK level 6)

can4

lan4
to glitter / brilliant / splendid (HSK level 6)

hai3

ku1

shi2

lan4
lit. when the seas run dry and the stones go soft (idiom) / fig. forever / until the end of time

jiao1

tou2

lan4

e2
lit. beaten head and scorched brow (idiom); beaten black and blue / fig. in trouble / in terrible shape / hard pressed / overwrought

lan4

ni2
mud / mire

tian1

zhen1

lan4

man4
innocent and unaffected

lan4

tan1

zi5
terrible mess / shambles

po4

lan4
worn-out / rotten / dilapidated / tattered / ragged / rubbish / junk

kui4

lan4
to fester / to ulcerate

xi1

lan4
smashed up / broken into pieces / thoroughly mashed / pulpy

xuan4

lan4
splendid / gorgeous / dazzling

lan4

shu2
well cooked / to know thoroughly

mi2

lan4
dissipated

xiu3

lan4
rotten

lan4

man4
brightly colored / unaffected (i.e. behaving naturally)

lan4

man4
variant of 爛漫|烂漫[lan4 man4]

lan4

hu5
overripe / overcooked

lan4

man4
variant of 爛漫|烂漫[lan4 man4]

lan4

she2

tou2
to gossip / to blab / a blab-mouth

lan4

zhang4
accounts in a rotten state

lan4

tou4
rotten to the core

lan4

zui4
dead drunk / completely drunk

xi1

ba1

lan4
same as 稀爛|稀烂[xi1 lan4]

mi2

lan4

xing4

du2

ji4
vesicant

tan1

duo1

jiao2

bu4

lan4
to bite off more than one can chew (idiom)

chen2

gu3

zi5

lan4

zhi1

ma5
lit. stale grain, overcooked sesame (idiom); fig. the same boring old gossip

mei2

lan4
mold / rot / gangrene

mi2

lan4
rotting / decaying

lan4

zui4

ru2

ni2
lit. as drunk as mud / completely drunk

hao3

ji4

xing4

bu4

ru2

lan4

bi3

tou2
the palest ink is better than the best memory (idiom)

fei4

tong2

lan4

tie3
scrap metal / a pile of junk

dao3

lan4
to mash / to beat to a pulp

zhuang4

lan4
to destroy by smashing / smashed up

san1

cun4

bu4

lan4

zhi1

she2
to have a silver tongue / to have the gift of the gab

si3

chan2

lan4

da3
(coll.) to pester / to harass

gun3

gua1

lan4

shu2
lit. ripe as a melon that rolls from its vine (idiom); fig. to know fluently / to know sth inside out / to know sth by heart

can4

lan4

duo1

cai3
multicolored splendor (of fireworks, bright lights etc)

lan4

hao3

ren2
sb who tries to be on good terms with everyone

lan4

wei3
unfinished / incomplete

lan4

zai3
rogue / rowdy / unreliable chap

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