qiu2 =
qi + ou2

ball / sphere / globe / CL:個|个[ge4] / ball game / match / CL:場|场[chang3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Martin Luther King and the Queen of Hearts are playing with a globe beach ball just inside the Louvre's entrance. They put a service request bell just between them and bounce their beach ball off of it with a loud "DING". - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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qiu2 =
qi + ou2

to seek / to look for / to request / to demand / to beseech | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Just inside the Louvre's entrance, the Queen of Hearts sees a diamond ring and wants to have it immediately. Determined she rings the service bell endlessly to request the immediate handover. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: a service request bell. You know, the kind you find in a hotel on a service counter. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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yong3 =
yu + (e)ng3

forever / always / perpetual | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite just got the most romantic proposal ever! In Stonehenge, somebody prepared a water fountain and had a diamond ring floating on a petal leaf float over to her. Unfortunately Aphrodite doesn't know who the ring is from, as her lover drowned in the water fountain earlier that day. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: as the advertisements tell us, diamonds are forever. I'll represent 永 with a diamond ring. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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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shui3 =
shu + ei3

surname Shui | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shui3 =
shu + ei3

water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sheldon Shrimp just climbed the Eiffel tower. He's really thirsty, so he's glad to find a water fountain. After he quenches his thirst, he also finds a snack: A banana is swimming in the water. He never ate a banana before, so he tries a mix of different methods: Putting on a fake beak to pick on the banana, holding it with a finger and peeling it with a crowbar. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 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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丿
+
xx5

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

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
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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


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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,
over 2 years ago


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丿
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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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wang2 =
w + ang2

surname Wang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

wang2 =
w + ang2

king or monarch / best or strongest of its type / grand / great | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters, this characters will be represented by Martin Luther King. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: Martin Luther King.

Willy Walrus (wu-) is stuck in a heap of dirt (土) just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa (-ang2). Martin Luther King (王) helps him to get out by holding him a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

wang4 =
w + ang4

to rule / to reign over | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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,
over 2 years ago


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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, 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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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,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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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,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 2

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

qi

"qi" is for the Queen of Hearts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
ou2

Just inside the Louvre's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


ping1

pang1

qiu2
table tennis / ping-pong / table tennis ball / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

wang3

qiu2
tennis / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

yu3

mao2

qiu2
shuttlecock / badminton / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

di4

qiu2
the earth / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

pai2

qiu2
volleyball / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

qiu2

mi2
fan (ball sports) / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

lei3

qiu2
softball

xue4

qiu2
blood corpuscle / hemocyte

hong2

xue4

qiu2
erythrocyte / red blood cell

qiu2

guan3
(sports) arena

qiu2

jun1
coccus (spherical bacteria pathogen)

tai2

qiu2
billiards

ban3

qiu2
cricket (ball game)

jiao3

qiu2
corner kick (in soccer) / free strike in hockey

ren4

yi4

qiu2
free kick

quan2

qiu2
entire / total / global / the (whole) world / worldwide

gan3

lan3

qiu2
football played with oval-shaped ball (rugby, American football, Australian rules etc)

gao1

er3

fu1

qiu2

chang3
golf course

lan2

qiu2
basketball / CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1]

qiu2

men2
goalmouth (in soccer)

qiu2

xing1
sports star (ball sport)

qiu2

dui4
sports team (basketball, soccer, football etc)

zu2

qiu2
soccer ball / a football / CL:個|个[ge4] / soccer / football

bing1

qiu2

chang3
ice hockey rink

teng2

qiu2
sepak takraw (sport)

xian1

ren2

qiu2
ball cactus

xue3

qiu2
snowball

da3

qiu2
to play ball / to play with a ball

qiu2

yuan2
sports club member / footballer, golfer etc

jin4

qiu2
to score a goal / goal (sport)

yun4

qiu2
dribble (basketball)

shui3

qiu2
water polo

zu2

qiu2

sai4
soccer match / soccer competition

fa2

qiu2
penalty shot / penalty kick (in sports)

liu2

qiu2
Ryūkyū / refers to the Ryūkyū Islands 琉球群島|琉球群岛[Liu2 qiu2 Qun2 dao3] stretching from Japan to Taiwan / Liuchiu township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan

qian1

qiu2
shot put (athletics event)

wei4

sheng1

qiu2
mothball

mei2

qiu2
charcoal briquette

tan2

qiu2
to play marbles

shui3

jing1

qiu2
crystal ball (in Western magic)

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