duan3 =
du + an3

short / brief / to lack / weak point / fault | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doggy Dog (du) is playing darts (矢) with some buddies inside of the Anchor Inn (an3). He ate a bunch of beans (豆) before, so every time he throws a dart (矢), he has to go to the bathroom for a short duration (短) to fart. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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shi3 =
sh + Ø3

arrow / dart / straight / to vow / to swear / old variant of 屎[shi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes and the robot are playing darts in the space station. Sherlock Holmes is a sore loser and thus programmed the robot to throw keys instead of real darts. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting



=
𠂉
+
dai4 =
d + ai4

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

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, almost 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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dou4 =
d + ou4

variant of 豆[dou4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dou4 =
d + ou4

bean / pea / CL:棵[ke1],粒[li4] / sacrificial vessel | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Don Quixote (d) is posting a scroll (𠮛) in the Louvre's bathroom (ou4). He's advertising some beans (豆) out of which weed (䒑) will grow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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𠮛
xx5

weed | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A crocodile (丷) is smoking some weed (䒑) in a flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | 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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+
𠮛
𠮛
xx5

purpose / aim / excellent | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠮛

This character looks like a scroll, on which your aim is written. A scroll with the paper made from mandarins (口), and a flute (一) to wrap it all up. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


𠮛
=

+
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

𠮛
=

+
kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

du

Doggy Dog - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

an3

In Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 1 year ago

Words with


suo1

duan3
to curtail / to cut down (HSK level 5)

duan3

xin4
text message / SMS (HSK level 5)

duan3

cu4
short in time / fleeting / brief / gasping (breath) / curt (tone of voice) (HSK level 6)

duan3

bing1

xiang1

jie1
lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infantry combat / to fight at close quarters

chao1

duan3

bo1
ultra short wave (radio) / UHF

duan3

xiao3

jing1

han4
small but robust (idiom); concise and forceful

duan3

que1
shortage

xun2

duan3

jian4
to commit suicide

duan3

qian3
narrow and shallow

san1

chang2

liang3

duan3
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death

yang2

chang2

bi4

duan3
to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom) / to play to one's strengths

duan3

yi1
short garment / short jacket

duan3

gong1
temporary job / odd job / seasonal worker

qu3

chang2

bu3

duan3
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts

duan3

yu3
phrase / clause (grammar)

duan3

zan4
of short duration / brief / momentary

duan3

ku4
short pants / shorts

duan3

cu1
stocky (short and robust)

duan3

ming4
to die young / short-lived

duan3

pian1

xiao3

shuo1
narrative / short story

duan3

xiu4
short sleeves / short-sleeved shirt

mu4

guang1

duan3

qian3
to be shortsighted

duan3

bo1
short-wave (radio)

duan3

ju4
clause

shuo1

chang2

dao4

duan3
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip

chang2

xu1

duan3

tan4
long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain

duan3

wa4
sock

jian3

duan3
brief / short-duration

duan3

cheng2
short range

chang2

hua4

duan3

shuo1
to make a long story short (idiom)

duan3

pao3
sprint (race)

duan3

ju4

li2
short distance / a stone's throw away

duan3

qi1
short term / short-term

duan3

jian4
dagger

duan3

chu4
shortcoming / defect / fault / one's weak points

chang2

duan3
length / duration / accident / right and wrong / good and bad / long and short

duan3

pian4
short film / video clip

duan3

lu4
short circuit

chao1

duan3

qun2
miniskirt

hu4

duan3
to shield (one's shortcoming) / to cover up (errors)

Example sentences for

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