zu3 =
zu + Ø3

surname Zu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zu3 =
zu + Ø3

ancestor / forefather / grandparents | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zapatista Zebra (zu) maintains a shrine for her ancestors (祖) in the space station (Ø3). The shrine consists of a shelf (且) which contains an ancient bazooka. When Zapatista Zebra visits the shrine, she always wears a monk's cowl (礻) and blows an ancient vuvuzela. - Mnemonic by Matthias, 9 months ago | add a painting



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qie3 =
qi + e3

and / moreover / yet / for the time being / to be about to / both (... and...) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: a shelf. The Queen of Hearts bought a new shelf for all her flutes. Because she is a queen and needs an extravagant shelf, she installed several Eye of Providences to give the flutes an extravagant lighting. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - 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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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, 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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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
over 2 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,
over 2 years ago


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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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

bo5 =
b + o5

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


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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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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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

zu

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

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
Ø3

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


zu3

guo2
ancestral land / homeland / used for PRC / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zu3

xian1
ancestor / forebears (HSK level 5)

zu3

fu4
father's father / paternal grandfather (HSK level 6)

zeng1

zu3

fu4
father's father's father / paternal great-grandfather

zu3

fu4

mu3
paternal grandparents

bi2

zu3
the earliest ancestor / originator (of a tradition, school of thought etc)

fo2

zu3
Buddha / founder of a buddhist sect

ji4

zu3
to offer sacrifices to one's ancestors

zu3

mu3
father's mother / paternal grandmother

zu3

mu3
绿
lu:4
emerald

zeng1

zu3
great-grandfather (father of one's paternal grandfather)

wai4

zu3

mu3
mother's mother / maternal grandmother

zu3

lu3

ren2
Zulu people

zu3

fen2
ancestral tomb

ba1

zu3

ka3
bazooka (loanword)

zu3

ji2
ancestral hometown / original domicile (and civil registration)

zu3

zong1
ancestor / forebear

wai4

zu3

fu4
maternal grandfather (i.e. mother's father)

zeng1

zu3

mu3
father's father's mother / paternal great-grandmother

guang1

zong1
耀
yao4

zu3
to bring honor to one's ancestors

zu3

chuan2
passed on from ancestors / handed down from generation to generation

zu3

zu3

bei4

bei4
for generations / from generation to generation

zu3

lu3
Zulu

zu3

bei4
ancestors / forefathers / ancestry

xian1

zu3
deceased grandfather / ancestry

shi3

zu3
primogenitor / founder of a school or trade

yuan3

zu3
a remote ancestor

shu1

zu3

mu3
wife of paternal grandfather's younger brother

zu3

ma3
Zuma (name) / Jacob Zuma (1942-), South African ANC politician, vice-president 1999-2005, president from 2009

ming2

cheng2

zu3
Ming Chengzu, Temple name of third Ming Emperor Yongle 永樂|永乐[Yong3 le4]

ming2

tai4

zu3
Ming Taizu, Temple name of first Ming emperor Hongwu 洪武[Hong2 wu3]

shu3

dian3

wang4

zu3
to recount history but omit one's ancestors (idiom); to forget one's roots

peng2

zu3
Peng Zu (legendary figure of Taoism who lived 800 years)

weng1

weng1

zu3

la1
vuvuzela (horn blown by sports fans)

yuan2

tai4

zu3
posthumous title of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗[Cheng2 ji2 si1 han2] (1162-1227)

xiao3

zu3

zong1
brat / little devil

tang2

gao1

zu3

li3

yuan1
Li Yuan (566-635), first Tang emperor Gaozu, reigned 618-626

rong2

zu3

er2
Joey Yung (1980-), Hong Kong pop singer and actress

jia1

zu3
(polite) my paternal grandfather

tang2

gao1

zu3
Emperor Gaozu of Tang, reign name of first Tang emperor Li Yuan 李淵|李渊[Li3 Yuan1] (566-635), reigned 618-626

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