you1 =
y + ou1

excellent / superior | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Rosa Luxemburg (亻) and Maud Younger (y) are awarding each other medals (尤) for being superior (优) than the rest of the world in front of the Louvre (ou1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


A disabled man is lying on the streets, his crutches nearby. He's blaming (尤) everyone for not helping him. Finally, a man (亻) of excellent reputation comes to his aid. - Mnemonic by Vincent, about 1 year ago | add a painting



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+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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
+
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


=

+
you2 =
y + ou2

surname You | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

you2 =
y + ou2

outstanding / particularly, especially / a fault / to express discontentment against | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger receives a medal just inside the Louvre's entrance for her outstanding particularly large crutch. The medal has the form of a petal leaf. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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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+
wang1 =
w + ang1

lame | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Willy Walrus trips over Sun Wu Kong's flute in front of the Songgwangsa. He falls badly and has to use a crutch subsequently, because he's lame. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



=

+
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


=

+
er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ou1

In front of the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


you1

dian3
merit / benefit / strong point / advantage / CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4] (HSK level 4)

you1

xiu4
outstanding / excellent (HSK level 4)

you1

shi4
superiority / dominance / advantage (HSK level 5)

you1

mei3
graceful / fine / elegant (HSK level 5)

you1

hui4
preferential / favorable (HSK level 5)

you1

sheng4

lie4

tai4
survival of the fittest (idiom) (HSK level 6)

you1

yue4
superior / superiority (HSK level 6)

you1

yi4
exceptional / outstandingly good (HSK level 6)

you1

xian1
priority (HSK level 6)

yang3

zun1

chu3

you1
to live like a prince (idiom)

you1

yu2
to surpass

you1

liang2
fine / good / first-rate

you1

ya3
grace / graceful

you1

dai4
preferential treatment / to give preferential treatment

you1

zhi4
excellent quality

pin3

xue2

jian1

you1
excelling both in morals and studies (idiom); top marks for studies and for behavior (at school) / a paragon of virtue and learning

you1

lie4
good and bad / merits and drawbacks

you1

rou2

gua3

duan4
indecisive / irresolute

you1

dai4

quan4
discount coupon / complimentary ticket

you1

sheng4
winning / superior

you1

deng3
first-rate / of the highest order / high-class / excellent / superior

you1

hou4
generous, liberal (pay, compensation)

you1

yu4
plenty / abundance

you1

sheng1

xue2
eugenics

you1

hua4
optimization / to optimize / to make superior

ge3

you1
Ge You (1957-), Chinese actor

quan2

you1
overall excellence

you1

hui4

quan4
coupon

zhan4

you1

shi4
to predominate / to occupy a dominant position

you1

zai1

you2

zai1
see 悠哉悠哉[you1 zai1 you1 zai1]

you1

nuo4

pai2
Uno (card game)

you1

ge2
yogurt (loanword)

you1

you2
carefree / leisurely

you1

you2

zi4

de2
free and at leisure (idiom); unfettered

you1

luo4

ru3
yogurt (loanword) (Tw)

you1

ku4
Youku (website)

you1

hui4

dai4

kuan3
loan on favorable terms / concessionary loan / soft loan

you1

dai4

piao4
reduced-price ticket (e.g. for students)

you1

ni2

ke1
Unocal (US oil company)

you1

meng4
You Meng, famous court jester during the reign of King Zhuang of Chu 楚莊王|楚庄王[Chu3 Zhuang1 wang2], known for his intelligence and sharp tongue

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