xiu4 =
xi + ou4

handsome / refined / elegant / graceful / performance / ear of grain / show (loanword) / CL:場|场[chang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a talent show.

Marie Curie (xi) is preparing for her performance (秀) in a talent show (秀) in the Louvre's bathroom (ou4). She will be juggling lots of bowls of cereals (禾) without spilling the cereals. Her secret is that she convinced a poltergeist (乃) to help her, which will make itself invisible during the show and handle the cereals for her. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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nai3 =
n + ai3

to be / thus / so / therefore / then / only / thereupon | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A poltergeist. Napoleon tries to fend off a poltergeist with a banana in the palace. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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丿

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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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he2 =
h + e2

cereal / grain | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A bowl of cereals. Hamlet made himself a bowl of cereals with bananas and a Christmas tree just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion. He thinks the entrance of the Erechtheion is a stage, and holds the bowl of cereals like he would hold Yorick's skull. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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
+
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,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago


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丿
+
mu4 =
mu + Ø4

surname Mu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree in the bathroom of the space station. He puts up a cross, on which he puts eight balls (as Christmas balls). - 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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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on 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


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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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
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, almost 5 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 5 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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

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HSK level: 4

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
ou4

In the Louvre's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Words with


you1

xiu4
outstanding / excellent (HSK level 4)

xiu4

mei3
elegant / graceful

xiu4

fa4
beautiful hair

jun4

xiu4
well-favored / elegant / pretty

xiu4

ying1
Xiuying district of Haikou city 海口市[Hai3 kou3 shi4], Hainan

cai2

yi4

xiu4
talent show

xiu4

ya3
exquisite / in good taste

gui1

xiu4
well-bred young lady

hou4

qi3

zhi1

xiu4
an up-and coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation

qing1

xiu4
delicate and pretty

xiu4

qi5
delicate / graceful

mei2

qing1

mu4

xiu4
pretty / with delicate features

xiu4

cai5
a person who has passed the county level imperial exam (historical) / scholar / skillful writer / fine talent

yue4

xiu4
Yuexiu district of Guangzhou city 廣州市|广州市[Guang3 zhou1 shi4], Guangdong

xuan3

xiu4
draft (sports)

zuo4

xiu4
to show off (loanword, from English "show") / to grandstand / to perform in a stage show

xiu4

li4
pretty / beautiful

juan1

xiu4
beautiful / graceful

yi1

zhi1

du2

xiu4
lit. only one branch of the tree is thriving (idiom) / fig. to be in a league of one's own / outstanding

xiu4

wai4

hui4

zhong1
variant of 秀外慧中[xiu4 wai4 hui4 zhong1]

xiu4

wai4

hui4

zhong1
good-looking and intelligent (idiom)

xiu4

shan1
Xiushan Tujiazu-Miaozu autonomous county in Sichuan

xiu4

shan1

tu3

jia1

zu2

miao2

zu2

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Xiushan Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

xiu4

shan1

xian4
Xiushan Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

xiu4

feng1
Xiufeng district of Guilin city 桂林市[Gui4 lin2 shi4], Guangxi

xiu4

feng1

qu1
Xiufeng district of Guilin city 桂林市[Gui4 lin2 shi4], Guangxi

xiu4
屿
yu3
Xiuyu district of Putian city 莆田市[Pu2 tian2 shi4], Fujian

xiu4
屿
yu3

qu1
Xiuyu district of Putian city 莆田市[Pu2 tian2 shi4], Fujian

xiu4

lin2
Xiulin or Hsiulin township in Hualien county 花蓮縣|花莲县[Hua1 lian2 xian4], east Taiwan

xiu4

lin2

xiang1
Xiulin or Hsiulin township in Hualien county 花蓮縣|花莲县[Hua1 lian2 xian4], east Taiwan

xiu4

shui3
Hsiushui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan

xiu4

shui3

xiang1
Hsiushui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan

xiu4

zhou1
Xiuzhou district of Jiaxing city 嘉興市|嘉兴市[Jia1 xing1 shi4], Zhejiang

xiu4

zhou1

qu1
Xiuzhou district of Jiaxing city 嘉興市|嘉兴市[Jia1 xing1 shi4], Zhejiang

xiu4

se4

ke3

can1
a feast for the eyes (idiom) / (of women) gorgeous / graceful / (of scenery) beautiful

xiu4

se4

sun1

die2
yellowtail

xiu4

ying1

qu1
Xiuying district of Haikou city 海口市[Hai3 kou3 shi4], Hainan

xiu4

fa4

chui2

jian1
beautiful shoulder length hair (idiom)

jing4

xiu4
beauty contest / vying to be the most beautiful

luo2

yi1

xiu4
Luo Yixiu (1889-1910), Mao Zedong's first wife

Example sentences for

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