po4 =
p + o4

broken / damaged / worn out / lousy / rotten / to break, split or cleave / to get rid of / to destroy / to break with / to defeat / to capture (a city etc) / to expose the truth of | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Pinocchio is playing with his cow hide in Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom. Unfortunately he accidentally destroys the toilet by hurling a huge rock at the toilet, using the cow hide as sling. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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pi2 =
pi + Ø2

surname Pi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pi2 =
pi + Ø2

leather / skin / fur / CL:張|张[zhang1] / pico- (one trillionth) / naughty | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

New mnemonic symbol, since I also use the cow's hide for 革: leather shoes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 8 months ago | add a painting


Just inside the entrance of the space station Pocahontas destroys her cow's hide with a sickle because she decided to go vegan. Instead of leather she'll wear a banana peel as coat, boxing gloves as shoes and a big dinosaur bone as long hat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Mnemonic symbol: a cow's hide. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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丿
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xx5

character component | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A sickle - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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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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丿
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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - 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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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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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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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

surname Shi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dan4 =
d + an4

dry measure for grain equal to ten dou 斗 / ten pecks / one hundred liters | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shi2 =
sh + Ø2

rock / stone / stone inscription / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes finds the space station's entrance blocked by a big rock. He uses a wind wheel and a mandarin to build a lever, with which he is able to move the rock. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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xx5

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

This one looks like a wind wheel. Well, almost. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

p

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
o4

In Olavinlinna Castle's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


po4

chan3
to go bankrupt / to become impoverished / bankruptcy (HSK level 5)

po4

huai4
destruction / damage / to wreck / to break / to destroy (HSK level 5)

po4

li4
to make an exception (HSK level 6)

tu1

po4
to break through / to make a breakthrough / to surmount or break the back of (a task etc) / (of ball sports) to break through a defense (HSK level 6)

po4

yi4
to break a code / to crack a riddle / to solve an enigma / a breakthrough

po4

ge2
to break the rule / to make an exception

po4

fu3

chen2

zhou1
lit. to break the cauldrons and sink the boats (idiom); fig. to cut off one's means of retreat / to burn one's boats

po4

zhe2

hao4
dash / Chinese dash ── (punct., double the length of the western dash)

cheng2

feng1

po4

lang4
to brave the wind and the billows (idiom); to have high ambitions

shi2

po4
to penetrate / to see through

po4

sun3
to become damaged

da3

po4
to break / to smash

zhen1

po4
to investigate (as detective) / to solve (crime) / to uncover (a plot) / to sniff out / to break in and analyze / detective work / to scout

po4

jiu4
shabby

chong1

po4
breakthrough / to overcome an obstacle quickly

zhi1

li2

po4

sui4
scattered and smashed (idiom)

dao4

po4
to expose / to reveal

bu4

gong1

zi4

po4
(of a rumor etc) to collapse (in the light of facts etc) / to be discredited

shi4

ru2

po4

zhu2
like a hot knife through butter (idiom) / with irresistible force

po4

zhan4
hole or tear in cloth / mistake or gap in a speech or theory (idiom)

si1

po4
to tear

hua2

po4
to cut open / to rip / to streak across (lightning, meteor etc) / to pierce (scream, searchlight etc)

po4

men2
to burst or force open a door / to excommunicate sb (from the Roman Catholic Church) / to score a goal (in football, hockey etc)

po4

cai2
bankrupt / to suffer financial loss

kan4

po4
to see through / disillusioned with / to reject (the world of mortals)

po4

bing1

chuan2
ice breaker

po4

huai4

xing4
destructive

po4

fei4
to spend a lot of money

po4

xiao3
daybreak / dawn

po4

shang1

feng1
tetanus (lockjaw)

yu2

si3

wang3

po4
lit. either the fish dies or the net splits / a life and death struggle (idiom)

po4

jing4

chong2

yuan2
a shattered mirror put back together (idiom) / (of marriage) to pick up the pieces and start anew / for a separated couple to reconcile and reunite

po4

huo4
to uncover (a criminal plot) / to break open and capture

po4

chu2
to eliminate / to do away with / to get rid of

gong1

po4
to make a breakthrough / to break through / to breach (military)

bao4

po4

shou3
blaster / soldier or workman who sets off explosive charges / petardier

po4

an4
to solve a case / shabby old table

po4

lie4
to rupture / to fracture / to break down / (linguistics) plosion

po4

lan4
worn-out / rotten / dilapidated / tattered / ragged / rubbish / junk

po4

chu3
to break the hymen / to lose virginity

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