li3 =
li + Ø3

surname Li / abbr. for 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], Classic of Rites | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li3 =
li + Ø3

gift / rite / ceremony / CL:份[fen4] / propriety / etiquette / courtesy | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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xx5

character component (cult) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A cult: I'll represent this with a monk's cowl in other pictures. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - 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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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,
over 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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feng1 =
f + (e)ng1

variant of 豐|丰[feng1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li3 =
li + Ø3

ceremonial vessel / variant of 禮|礼[li3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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qu1 =
qu + Ø1

surname Qu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

qu1 =
qu + Ø1

bent / crooked / wrong / yeast | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

qu3 =
qu + Ø3

tune / song / CL:支[zhi1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Cupid is playing a harp in the space station. He's sitting on a big wooden box, playing the harp and wielding a double axe at the same time. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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


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nian4 =
ni + an4

twenty, twentieth | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: double axe. Here's why: 20 -> XX -> "double-x" -> "double axe".

Nefertiti (ni) is rebuilding her kingdom in the bathroom of Anchor Inn (an4). She's shaping twenty (卄) dinosaur bones (丨) with a double axe (卄) and stacking them on top of one (一) flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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,
over 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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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, over 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, over 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, over 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting


𠮛
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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

𠮛
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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,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the traditional variant of .

is not part of the HSK.

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

li

Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


li3

wu4
gift / present / CL:件[jian4],個|个[ge4],份[fen4] (HSK level 3)

li3

mao4
courtesy / manners (HSK level 4)

li3

bai4

tian1
Sunday (HSK level 5)

hun1

li3
wedding ceremony / wedding (HSK level 5)

dian3

li3
celebration / ceremony (HSK level 6)

jing4

li3
to salute / salute (HSK level 6)

li3

jie2
etiquette (HSK level 6)

li3

tang2
assembly hall / auditorium / CL:座[zuo4],處|处[chu4]

li3

bai4

ri4
Sunday

li3

hua1
fireworks

li3

pin3
gift / present

li3

bai4

tang2
chapel / church (Protestant)

li3

jin1
monetary gift

li3

shang4

wang3

lai2
lit. proper behavior is based on reciprocity (idiom) / fig. to return politeness for politeness

ju1

li3
to stand on ceremony / punctilious

li3

bai4

liu4
Saturday

li3

bai4

wu3
Friday

li3

fu2
ceremonial robe / formal attire (dinner suit, evening gown etc)

song4

li3
to give a present

li3

pao4
gun salute (e.g. 21-gun salute) / salvo

guan1

li3
to attend a ritual

zuo4

li3

bai4
to go to church on Sunday (of Christians)

xing2

li3
to salute / to make one's salutations

li3

mao4
western-style man's hat

pei2

li3
to offer an apology / to make amends

bin1

bin1

you3

li3
refined and courteous / urbane

li3

bai4

yi1
Monday

shi1

li3
to salute / to greet

xian1

li3

hou4

bing1
peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence / jaw-jaw is better than war-war

fei1

li3
rudeness / insolence / impropriety / harassment / molestation / indecent assault

li3

bai4

san1
Wednesday

wu2

li3
rude / rudely

sang1

li3
funeral

xie4

li3
honorarium / gift as thanks

hui2

li3
to return a greeting / to send a gift in return

he4

li3
congratulatory gift

sheng4

li3
Holy sacrament / Christian rite (esp. Protestant) / also called 聖事|圣事 by Catholics

bo2

li3
my meager gift (humble)

duo1

li3
too polite / over-courteous

li3

zan4
to praise / well done, bravo!

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