shao1 =
sh + ao1

to burn / to cook / to stew / to bake / to roast / to boil (tea, water etc) / fever | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh) and Tang Yao (尧) are starting a riot in front of the Taos Pueblo (ao1) by throwing Molotow cocktails (燃烧瓶, ran2 shao1 ping2) at it. Where the bottles burst small fires (火) start, but they go out very quickly. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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yao2 =
y + ao2

surname Yao / Yao or Tang Yao (c. 2200 BC), one of Five legendary Emperors 五帝[wu3 di4], second son of Di Ku 帝嚳|帝喾[Di4 Ku4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) is dancing with Tang Yao (尧) just inside the Taos Pueblo's entrance (ao2). They are dancing to the music produced by Bigfoot (丈) playing a Sihu (兀). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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zhang4 =
zh + ang4

ten feet | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: ten foot are about 3 meters, so let's say bigfoot for ten food. Nice side effect: that way it's easier to remember 丈夫 = husband (if your husband looks like bigfoot). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


The ten feet tall Bigfoot just left Angkor Wat's bathroom, and he left something that looks like a big flute. George Washington wants to investigate it, but only using pliers. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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+
yi4 =
y + Ø4

to regulate / to govern / to control / to mow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like pliers. Maud Younger is using pliers in the space station's bathroom to regulate and control the water flow of the sink. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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


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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 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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wu4 =
w + Ø4

surname Wu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wu4 =
w + Ø4

cut off the feet / rising to a height / towering / bald | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: A 胡兀尔, a kind of Chinese fiddle with four strings, more commonly known as 四胡. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Sun Wukong is playing his 胡兀尔 in the space station's bathroom, but he's deliberatly playing very badly in order to annoy Willy Walrus. Willy Walrus is so annoyed that he threatens to cut off Sun Wukong's feet with a flute if he doesn't stop. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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


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


=
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

Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 3

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ao1

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


fa1

shao1
to have a high temperature (from illness) / to have a fever (HSK level 3)

ran2

shao1
to ignite / to combust / to burn / combustion / flaming (HSK level 5)

shao1

bei1
beaker (glassware)

shao1

xiang1
to burn incense

fen2

shao1
to burn / to set on fire

shao1

bing5
baked sesame seed-coated cake
退
tui4

shao1

yao4
antipyretic (drug to reduce fever, such as sulfanilamide)

shao1

jiu3
name of a famous Tang dynasty wine / same as 白酒[bai2 jiu3]

gao1

shao1
fever / high temperature

di1

shao1
a low fever (up to 38°C)

shao1

huo3
to light a fire for cooking

ran2

shao1

dan4
fire bomb / incendiary device

shao1

kao3
barbecue / to roast

shao1

shang1
burn (injury)

shao1

hui3
to burn / to burn down

shao1

tan4
to manufacture charcoal / to burn charcoal (often a reference to suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning)

huo3

shao1

yun2
nuée ardente / hot cloud of volcanic ash

shao1

zhi4
to fire (in a kiln)

shao1

zhi3
to burn paper offerings (as part of religious ceremony)

shao1

zhuo2
to burn / to scorch / to cauterize
退
tui4

shao1
to reduce fever

shao1

yi2

dan4
fire bomb / incendiary device

hong2

shao1
simmer-fried (dish)

yin3

huo3

shao1

shen1
to invite trouble

huo3

shao1
to set fire to / to burn down / burning hot / baked cake

shao1

ping2
laboratory flask

huo3

shao1

huo3

liao2
restless with anxiety / unbearably hot and anxious

duan4

shao1
to calcine (purify by heating)

shao1

xin1
to worry

shao1

jian3
caustic soda NaOH

shao1

huang1
to clear waste land or forest by burning / slash-and-burn (agriculture)

hong2

shao1

rou4
red-cooked meat (pork) / simmer fried meat

shao1

mao2
to singe (textiles)

shao1

si3
to burn to death

shao1

diao4
to burn / to char / to cremate / to incinerate

tong2

luo2

shao1
dorayaki (a Japanese confection)

shao1

mai2
to bury / funeral rites

shao1

kao3

jiang4
barbecue sauce

shao1

han4
to weld

shao1

jiao1
to burn / to scorch / burned / burning / scorched / charred

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