mo2 =
m + o2

to rub / to grind / to polish / to sharpen / to wear down / to die out / to waste time / to pester / to insist | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mo4 =
m + o4

grindstone / to grind / to turn round | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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


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ma2 =
m + a2

surname Ma | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

ma2 =
m + a2

generic name for hemp, flax etc / hemp or flax fiber for textile materials / sesame / CL:縷|缕[lu:3] / (of materials) rough or coarse / pocked / pitted / to have pins and needles or tingling / to feel numb | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mahatma Gandhi (m) is busy deploying Christmas Trees (林) just inside the Adziogol Lighthouse's entrance (a2). He attaches each of the small forest's (林) trees to a parachute (广) using flax fiber (麻) and then throws them towards their destination. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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广
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广
guang3 =
gu + ang3

surname Guang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 广

guang3 =
gu + ang3

wide / numerous / to spread | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 广

The English Wiktionary lists "canopy" as a possible meaning, and an example for a canopy is the upper part of a parachute. That's what I'll use to represent this character in other characters. In the Songgwangsa, Gitta Giraffe just invented the art of building a parachute out of berets and bananas, using the berets as canopy and banana peels as strings. Soon, this new sport spreads all over the world as the new thing to do. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


广
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丿
tou2 =
t + ou2

"lid" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 8) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

亠 looks like a beret! Tecumseh (t-) just entered the Louvre (-ou2), wearing his beret. He made it himself using a flute (一) and a petal leaf (丶). - 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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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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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

广
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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,
about 3 years ago


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广
+
lin2 =
li + (e)n2

surname Lin | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

lin2 =
li + (e)n2

woods / forest / CL:片[pian4] / circle(s) (i.e. specific group of people) / a collection (of similar things) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao (li) wants to plant a small forest (林) just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City ((e)n2). She already put up two Christmas trees (木)(林). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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 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
+
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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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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HSK level: 6

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

m

Mahatma Gandhi - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
o2

Just inside Olavinlinna Castle's entrance - 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


zhuo2

mo2
to carve and polish (jade) / to polish and refine a literary work (HSK level 6)

zuo2

mo5
to ponder / to mull over / to think through / Taiwan pr. [zhuo2 mo2] (HSK level 6)

mo2

he2
to break in / to wear in (HSK level 6)

zhe2

mo2
to persecute / to torment (HSK level 6)

mo2

lian4
see 磨練|磨练[mo2 lian4]

mo2

sun3
wear and tear / abrasion

mo2

guang1
to polish

hao3

shi4

duo1

mo2
the road to happiness is strewn with setbacks (idiom)

mo2

nan4
a torment / a trial / tribulation / a cross (to bear) / well-tried

mo2

dao1
to hone (a knife)

mo4

fang2
mill

mo2

lian4
to temper oneself / to steel oneself / self-discipline / endurance

mo2

dao1

shi2
whetstone (for honing knives)

da3

mo2
polish / grind

mo2

ya2
to grind one's teeth (during sleep) / pointless arguing

nai4

mo2
wear resistant

mo2

yang2

gong1
to idle on the job

shui3

mo2

shi2
terrazzo

mo2

mie4
to obliterate / to erase

mo2

ceng5
to gently stroke / to brush lightly / to move slowly / to dawdle / to dillydally / to pester / to nag

mo2

chuang2
grinding machine / grinder

yan2

mo2
milling / to grind / to polish by grinding / to abrade / whetstone / pestle

xiao1

mo2
to wear down / to sap / to whittle away / to while away / to idle away

bu4

ke3

mo2

mie4
indelible

mo2

li4
to sharpen on grindstone / to improve oneself by practice

mo2

ca1
variant of 摩擦[mo2 ca1]

mo4

bu4

kai1
to feel embarrassed

shui3

mo4

gou1
Shuimogou district (Uighur: Shuymogu Rayoni) of Urumqi city 烏魯木齊市|乌鲁木齐市[Wu1 lu3 mu4 qi2 Shi4], Xinjiang

yan2

mo2

pan2
abrasive disk / sanding disk

mo2

ren2
annoying / bothersome / to fret / to be peevish

bang4

mo2

ji1
rod mill

zhi3

yao4

gong1

fu5

shen1

,

tie3

chu3

mo2

cheng2

zhen1
If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle. / cf idiom 磨杵成針|磨杵成针, to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task / to study diligently

yan2

mo2

cai2

liao4
abrasive / grinding material

yan2

mo2

liao4
abrasive (material)

you3

qian2

neng2
使
shi3

gui3

tui1

mo4
lit. money will make the Devil turn millstones (idiom) / fig. with money, you can do anything you like

shi2

mo4
grindstone

rou2

mo5
to torment / to torture

fan3

ku4

xing2

zhe2

mo2

gong1

yue1
UN convention against torture and cruel treatment (ratified by PRC in 1988)

qie1

cuo1

zhuo2

mo2
gradual improvement by slow polishing (idiom); fig. education as a gradual process

qiu2

mo2

ji1
ball mill

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