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
+
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
=

+
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
=

+
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


=
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


=
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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

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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


mo4

pan2
lower millstone / tray of a mill

mo2

shi2
whetstone / millstone

mo2

shi2

sha1

li4
millstone grit / coarse sandstone

mo2

shi2

cu1

sha1

yan2
millstone grit

mo2

sha1
frosted (e.g. glass)

mo2

sha1

gao1
facial scrub

mo4

sui4
to grind up

mo2

po4

zui3

pi2
to talk until one is blue in the face

mo2

po4

zui3

pi2

zi5
to wear out one's lips (idiom) / to talk until one is blue in the face / to repeat again and again

mo2

mo2

ceng4

ceng4
to dillydally / slow-going

mo2
穿
chuan1

tie3

yan4
to grind one's way through an ink stone / to persevere in a difficult task (idiom) / to study diligently (idiom)

mo2

hao4
wear and tear / wearing out by friction

mo2

jiao3

shi2
pumice stone

mo2

gu5
variant of 蘑菇[mo2 gu5]

mo2

shi2
erosion / abrasion

mo2

zhi4

shi2

qi4
a polished stone (neolithic) implement

mo4

dou4

fu5
to grumble / to chatter away incessantly

mo2

qi3

pao4
friction blister

mo2
齿
chi3
molar tooth

xi4

mo4

dao1

shi2
whetstone (for honing knives)

jie2

mo2
karma (loanword)

er3

bin4

si1

mo2
lit. heads rubbing together (idiom) / fig. very close relationship

ruan3

mo2

ying4

pao4
to coax and pester (idiom) / to wheedle / to cajole

zhuan4

mo4
rotary grindstone

yu1

mo2
sluggish / delaying

ku4

xing2

zhe2

mo2
torture and cruel treatment

mo2

po4

kou3

she2
incessant complaining

qie1

cuo1

zhuo2

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

qian2

mo2
齿
chi3
premolar tooth

xie4

mo4

sha1

lu:2
lit. to kill the donkey when the grinding is done (idiom) / to get rid of sb once he has ceased to be useful

fan3

ku4

xing2

zhe2

mo2

gong1

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

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

lan3

lu:2

shang4

mo4

shi3
尿
niao4

duo1
(proverb) A lazy person will find many excuses to delay working / lit. When a lazy donkey is turning a grindstone, it takes a lot of time off for peeing and pooing

tuo1

mo2
dawdling / to waste time

rou2

mo5
to torment / to torture

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

bang4

mo2

ji1
rod mill

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

shui3

mo4

gou1

qu1
Shuimogou district (Uighur: Shuymogu Rayoni) of Urumqi city 烏魯木齊市|乌鲁木齐市[Wu1 lu3 mu4 qi2 Shi4], Xinjiang

xiao1

mo2

shi2

jian1
to kill time

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