ying4 =
y + (e)ng4

hard / stiff / strong / firm / resolutely / doggedly / good (quality) / able (person) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) finds the snake which ate too much (更) in Stonehenge's bathroom ((e)ng4), and it feels miserable. To make the snake feel better Maud massages the snake using two warm stones (石). As Maud massages the snakebshe finds that the snake's belly is really hard (硬). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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geng1 =
g + (e)ng1

to change or replace / to experience / one of the five two hour periods into which the night was formerly divided / watch (e.g. of a sentry or guard) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

geng4 =
g + (e)ng4

more / even more / further / still / still more | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

人心不足,蛇吞象: A person who always wants more is like a snake which wants to eat an elephant. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Guy Fawkes found a snake who ate an elephant in Stonehenge's bathroom, and now it can't move anymore. Together with his friends Bigfoot and the sun, he carries it out of the bathroom. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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zhang4 =
zh + ang4

ten feet | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: ten foot are about 3 meters, so let's say bigfoot for ten food. Nice side effect: that way it's easier to remember 丈夫 = husband (if your husband looks like bigfoot). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


The ten feet tall Bigfoot just left Angkor Wat's bathroom, and he left something that looks like a big flute. George Washington wants to investigate it, but only using pliers. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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,
almost 3 years ago


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+
yi4 =
y + Ø4

to regulate / to govern / to control / to mow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like pliers. Maud Younger is using pliers in the space station's bathroom to regulate and control the water flow of the sink. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - 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,
almost 3 years ago


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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting


shi2 =
sh + Ø2

surname Shi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, over 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng4

In Stonehenge's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


ying4

jian4
hardware (HSK level 5)

ying4

bi4
coin / CL:枚[mei2] (HSK level 5)

jian1

ying4
hard / solid (HSK level 6)

jiang1

ying4
stiff / rigid (HSK level 6)

ying4

bang1

bang1
very hard

ruan3

ying4

jian1

shi1
use both carrot and stick / use gentle methods and force / an iron hand in a velvet glove

ying4

du4
hardness

ying4

gan4
by brute strength / rashly and forcefully / bull-headed / to work tenaciously with no fear of hardship

dong4

mai4

ying4

hua4
hardening of the arteries / arteriosclerosis

ying4

xing4
rigid / inflexible / hard (drug)

ying4

zuo4
hard seat (on trains or boats)

ying4

ting3
to endure with all one's will / to hold out / rigid / stiff

ying4

zhi1

suan1
stearic acid / stearate

sheng1

la1

ying4

zhuai4
to drag sb along against his will / to draw a forced analogy

ying4

qi4
firm / unyielding / strong-willed

qiang2

ying4
tough / unyielding / hard-line

ying4

pan2
hard disk

sheng1

ying4
stiff / harsh

ying4

lang3
robust / healthy

zui3

ying4
reluctant to admit a mistake

ying4

bang1

bang1
variant of 硬邦邦[ying4 bang1 bang1]

ying4

xi2
hard seat (on trains)

ying4

cheng1
to make oneself do sth in spite of adversity, pain etc

ying4

mu4
hardwood

gan1

ying4

hua4
cirrhosis

ying4

peng4

ying4
to meet force with force / painstaking

ying4

shi4
just / simply / stubbornly / really

ying4

zhe5

tou2

pi2
to brace oneself to do sth / to put a bold face on it / to summon up courage / to force oneself to

ying4

han4
man of steel / unyielding, tough guy

qiang2

ying4

pai4
hardline faction / hawks

guo4

ying4
to have perfect mastery of sth / to be up to the mark

si3

ying4
stiff / rigid / obstinate

ying4

hua4
to harden / hardening / sclerosis / fig. to become rigid or inflexible in opinions / to ossify

ying4

ke2
crust / hard shell

ying4

shui3
hard water

si3

ji4

ying4

bei4
to learn by rote / to mechanically memorize

ying4

shi2
sturdy / robust

xin1

ying4
hardhearted / callous

ying4

bi4

pi1
coin blank

ying4

lai2
to use force

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