ran2 =
r + an2

to burn / to ignite / to light / fig. to spark off (hopes) / to start (debate) / to raise (hopes) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r) is igniting (燃) a fire (火) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2) hoping (燃) to cook his dinner there, but soon people come over and tell him it's not right (然) to do so because of the potential carbon monoxide poisoning. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years 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, about 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,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


=

+
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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


=

+
ran2 =
r + an2

correct / right / so / thus / like this / -ly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe is grilling some dog meat on his BBQ just inside Anchor Inn's entrance, but it's hard to do it correctly because of all the animal rights activists. They think it's not right to grill dog meat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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+
xx5

component related to fire or, in case of animals, legs | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this "fire" component by a grill. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



=

+
ran2 =
r + an2

dog meat / old variant of 然[ran2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Just inside Anchor Inn's entrance, Robinson Crusoe serves the St Bernard Dog Robinson's favourite dish from when he was stranded on that island. He serves it in a moon-shaped bowl, and it it some kind of meat, which the dog happily eats. He would be shocked to find out that it's dog meat he's eating. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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+
yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 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

Image by Matthias,
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


=
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


=

+
quan3 =
qu + an3

dog | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Cupid wants to play fetch with the Saint Bernard dog in Anchor Inn and throws a petal leaf over his head, but the dog just continues sleeping. Much to Cupid's surprise though, a big robot happily leaps after the petal leaf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Looks like a Saint Bernard dog with only one eye. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago


=

+
da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
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


=

+
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,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

r

"r" is for Robinson Crusoe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
an2

Just inside the entrance of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


ran2

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

yi4

ran2

wu4
flammable substance

si3

hui1

fu4

ran2
lit. ashes burn once more (idiom); fig. sb lost returns to have influence / sth malevolent returns to haunt one

ran2

dian3
ignition point (temperature) / combustion point

ran2

you2
fuel oil

zi4

ran2
spontaneous combustion

nei4

ran2

ji1
internal combustion engine

ran2

qi3
to ignite / to light / fig. to spark off (hopes, controversy, flames of revolution)

ke3

ran2

xing4
flammable / flammability

ran2

shao1

dan4
fire bomb / incendiary device

ran2

liao4
fuel

dian3

ran2
to ignite / to set on fire / aflame

yi4

ran2

wu4

pin3
flammable articles

he2

ran2

liao4
nuclear fuel

ran2

mei2

zhi1

ji2
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency

ran2

liao4

you2
fuel oil

zu3

ran2
fire resistant

ran2

mei2
coal fuel

ran2

qi4
natural gas

ke3

ran2
inflammable

ran2

fang4
to light / to set off (firecrackers etc)

ran2

qi4

lun2

ji1
gas turbine

ran2

you2

cang1
oil tank (of ship)

ran2

mei2

guo1

lu2
coal burning boiler

fa2

ran2

liao4
spent fuel

ran2

shao1

ji4
incendiary agent

ran2

shao1

ping2
Molotov cocktail

ran2

bao4
to cause to explode / to fire / to set off

ran2

mei2
to burn one's eyebrows / fig. desperately serious situation

ran2

su4

shuo1
phlogiston theory

ran2

hao4
fuel consumption

ran2

xiang1
to burn incense

bao4

ran2
to detonate / to ignite

sheng1

wu4

ran2

liao4
biofuel

kuang4

wu4

ran2

liao4
fossil fuels / oil and coal

yin3

ran2
burning with no flame / fire beneath the surface / hidden combustion

ran2

deng1

fo2
Dipamkara Buddha, the former Buddha before Shakyamuni Buddha and the bringer of lights

fa2

ran2

liao4

bang4
spent fuel rods

gong1

ran2

qi4
gas supply

nei4

ran2
internal combustion (engine)

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