qin2 =
qi + (e)n2

guqin or zither, cf 古琴[gu3 qin2] / musical instrument in general | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The Queen of Hearts (qi) is playing her guqin (琴) just inside the Forbidden City's entrance ((e)n2). She wants to play the music from 200 years ago, so she got a big calendar (今) which shows today's date 200 years ago. On the corresponding calendar page is an image of a 200 year old jewel necklace (玨) which inspires the Queen's music. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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jin1 =
ji + (e)n1

today / modern / present / current / this / now | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A rip off calendar showing today's date: 今 - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Jeanne of Arc has changed into half-duck half-human being and lives in a tipi in front of the Forbidden City. With her beak, she shows a rip off calender with the date of Armageddon: today. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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ji2 =
ji + Ø2

archaic variant of 亼[ji2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel (phonetic "ra"), an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Looks like a tipi. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years 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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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xx5

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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jue2 =
ju + e2

gems mounted together | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: jewel necklace.

Zeus (ju) and Martin Luther King (王) are sharing one big jewel necklace (玨) which they wear as a sign for their love just inside the Erechtheion's entrance (e2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

Stroke order

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

qi

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)n2

Just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


da4

ti2

qin2
cello / violoncello / CL:把[ba3]

ban1

zhuo2

qin2
banjo (loanword)

gang1

qin2
piano / CL:架[jia4],臺|台[tai2]

gang1

qin2

jia1
pianist

shu4

qin2
harp

kou3

qin2
harmonica

feng1

qin2
pipe organ (musical instrument)

zhong1

ti2

qin2
viola

gang1

qin2

shi1
pianist

yang2

qin2
variant of 揚琴|扬琴[yang2 qin2]

luan4

tan2

qin2
to talk nonsense / to behave like a fool

dian4

zi3

qin2
electronic keyboard (music)

shou3

feng1

qin2
accordion

xiao3

ti2

qin2

shou3
violinist / fiddler

guan3

feng1

qin2
organ / pipe organ

ti2

qin2
instrument of the violin family (violin, viola, cello or double bass) / CL:把[ba3]

qin2

shi1
player of a stringed instrument

lun2

qin2
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen or Roentgen (1845-1923)

ai4

qin2

hai3
Aegean Sea

xiao3

ti2

qin2
fiddle / violin

qin2

xian2
string (of a stringed instrument)

tan2

qin2
to play or strum a lute or other stringed instrument

mu4

qin2
xylophone

qin2

jian4
a piano key

yang2

qin2
yangqin / dulcimer (hammered string musical instrument)

qi1

xian2

qin2
guqin or seven-stringed zither

qin2

jian4

piao1

ling2
floating between zither and sword (idiom); fig. wandering aimlessly with no tenured position

qin2

shou3
player of a stringed instrument

qin2

si1

tuo1

huo4

wa3
Częstochowa (city in Poland)

qin2

shu1
traditional art form, consisting of sung story telling with musical accompaniment

qin2

qi2

shu1

hua4
Four Arts of the Chinese Scholar (zither, Go, calligraphy, painting)

qin2

se4
qin and se, two string instruments that play in perfect harmony / marital harmony

qin2

se4

bu4

tiao2
out of tune / marital discord, cf qin and se 琴瑟, two string instruments as symbol of marital harmony

qin2

se4

he2

ming2
in perfect harmony / in sync / lit. qin and se sing in harmony

qin2

jiu3
gin (Taiwan variant of 金酒[jin1 jiu3])

qin2

chui2
mallet / drumstick

huang2

feng1

qin2
harmonium

suo3

er3

ren2

ni2

qin2
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Russian writer, prominent Soviet dissident, author of the Gulag Archipelago

hu2

qin5
huqin / family of Chinese two-stringed fiddles, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and bamboo bow with horsehair bowstring

hu2

qin2

r5
erhua variant of 胡琴[hu2 qin2]

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