si1 =
s + Ø1

personal / private / selfish | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Socrates (s) was hiding the space station's cereals (禾) supplies all along in a fake nose (厶). Now he is heating it all selfishly (私) and sneakily in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, 12 months ago | add a painting



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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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he2 =
h + e2

cereal / grain | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A bowl of cereals. Hamlet made himself a bowl of cereals with bananas and a Christmas tree just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion. He thinks the entrance of the Erechtheion is a stage, and holds the bowl of cereals like he would hold Yorick's skull. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 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
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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


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丿
+
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, about 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,
almost 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,
almost 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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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

s

Socrates. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


zi4

si1
selfish / selfishness (HSK level 5)

si1

ren2
private / personal / interpersonal / sb with whom one has a close personal relationship / a member of one's clique (HSK level 5)

si1

zi4
private / personal / secretly / without explicit approval (HSK level 6)

yin3

si1
secrets / private business / privacy (HSK level 6)

zou3

si1
to smuggle / to have an illicit affair (HSK level 6)

si1

sheng1

zi3
illegitimate child (male) / bastard / love child

si1

fang2

qian2
secret purse / secret stash of money

si1

cang2
secret store / a stash (of contraband)

si1

qing2
personal considerations / love affair

si1

xia4
in private

si1

yu3
murmur

si1

you3
private / privately-owned

gong1

si1
public and private (interests, initiative etc)

yin3

si1

quan2
privacy right

si1

jia1
private / privately owned or managed

zi4

si1

zi4

li4
everything for self and selfish profit (idiom); with no regard for others / selfish / mercenary

si1

liao3
to settle privately / to solve behind closed doors / to settle out of court

da4

gong1

wu2

si1
the common good above everything without no regard for personal interests (idiom); to behave altruistically / impartial and selfless / just and fair

jia3

gong1

ji4

si1
official authority used for private interests (idiom); to attain private ends by abusing public position

zou3

si1

huo4
smuggled goods

tie3

mian4

wu2

si1
iron mask and selfless (idiom); honest and incorruptible

si1

ying2
privately-owned / private

si1

li4
personal gain / (one's own) selfish interest

si1

shi4
personal matters

si1

chou2
personal grudge

si1

tong1
to have secret ties with / to be in covert communication with (the enemy etc) / to engage in an illicit sexual relationship / adultery

ji1

si1
to suppress smugglers / to search for smuggled goods

jie2

dang3

ying2

si1
to gang up for personal interest (idiom) / to form a clique

xie4

si1

fen4
to vent personal spite / to act out of malice (esp. of crime)

yi3

quan2

mou2

si1
to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)

si1

yu4
selfish desire

si1

xin1
selfishness / selfish motives

si1

fang2
privately-owned house / private rooms / private ownings

si1

fang5
personal / private / confidential

si1

ben1
to elope

wu2

si1
selfless / unselfish / disinterested / altruistic

si1

you3

hua4
privatization / to privatize

zhong1

bao3

si1

nang2
to stuff one's pockets / to take bribes

si1

li4
private (company, school etc)

si1

qi3
private enterprise / abbr. of 私營企業|私营企业[si1 ying2 qi3 ye4]

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