xi1 =
xi + Ø1

sacrifice | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie (xi) is selling an ox (牛) for cheap in front of the space station (Ø1) as a loss leader (牺). To pepper the ox a little up she puts a cowboy hat (西) on his head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 22 days ago | add a painting



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+
西
niu2 =
ni + ou2

surname Niu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

niu2 =
ni + ou2

ox / cow / bull / CL:條|条[tiao2],頭|头[tou2] / (slang) awesome | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A bull has been locked to a big cross just inside the Louvre's entrance, and Nefertiti has the key. She promises to free the bull if he pledges allegiance to her leadership. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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𠂉
+
𠂉
xx5

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

This one looks like a key. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



=
𠂉
+
shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - 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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+
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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+
gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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+
西
西
xi1 =
xi + Ø1

the West / abbr. for Spain 西班牙[Xi1 ban1 ya2] / Spanish | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 西

xi1 =
xi + Ø1

west | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 西

The wild west is largely recognized by the symbol of the cowboy hat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Marie Curie has gone crazy from the loneliness in space. In front of the space station, she sits inside of a large wooden box, wearing a cowboy hat and playing a 胡兀尔 fiddle, thinking that she's participating in a square dance in the wild west. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


西
=

+
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


=
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

西
=

+
wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 6

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


xi1

sheng1
to sacrifice oneself / to lay down one's life / to do sth at the expense of / beast slaughtered for sacrifice / sacrifice / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

xi1

sheng1

pin3
victim / prey / loss leader (pricing)

pao2

xi1

shi4
another name for 伏羲[Fu2 Xi1], consort of 女媧|女娲[Nu:3 wa1]

xi1

sheng1

da3
sacrifice hit (in sport, e.g. baseball)

xi1

sheng1

zhe3
victim / prey

ying1

yong3

xi1

sheng1
to heroically sacrifice one's life

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