chen4 =
ch + (e)n4

to fit / balanced / suitable | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cheng1 =
ch + (e)ng1

to weigh / to state / to name / name / appellation / to praise | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin practices eating cereals blindfolded in front of Stonehenge. As he is eating he wonders why the bowl is suddenly so heavy. The reason is that a peace dove sat down on the bowl and eats the cereals as well. The peace dove names Charlie Chaplin a real idiot because he doesn't notice. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


cheng4 =
ch + (e)ng4

variant of 秤[cheng4] / steelyard | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
er3 =
Ø + Ø3

thus / so / like that / you / thou | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Albert Einstein wants to send a message of peace to earth from inside the space station. He wanted to give a dove a daisy so that it can bring it to earth, but the dove is late! Albert has no choice but to give it to a passing crane instead. Thus, the crane flies to earth with the daisy in his beak, just like a peace dove. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
xx5

character component without any dedicated meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I think this looks like a crane; to the left is its wing, and to the right its head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
xiao3 =
xi + ao3

small / tiny / few / young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie ist pulling a trick in the Taos Pueblo. She's putting a crowbar on the floor and balancing an eightball on it, presenting it as a small daisy. - 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


=

+
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,
almost 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


=

+
jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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,
almost 3 years ago


=
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


=

+
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,
almost 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


=

+
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


=

+
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


=

+
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 the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

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

ch

Charlie Chaplin - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)n4

In the Forbidden City's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
(e)ng1

In front of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng4

In Stonehenge's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


cheng1

hu5
to call / to address as / appellation (HSK level 5)

cheng1

zan4
to praise / to acclaim / to commend / to compliment (HSK level 5)

dui4

chen4
symmetry / symmetrical (HSK level 6)

chen4

xin1

ru2

yi4
after one's heart (idiom); gratifying and satisfactory / everything one could wish (HSK level 6)

cheng1

hao4
name / term of address / title (HSK level 6)

cheng1

song4
to praise

dai4

cheng1
alternative name / antonomasia

dui4

chen4

xing4
symmetry

quan2

cheng1
full name

wang4

cheng1
to make a false and unwarranted declaration

cheng1

wei2
called / to call sth (by a name) / to name

zhu4

cheng1
to be widely known as

gai3

cheng1
to change a name / to rename

sheng1

cheng1
to claim / to state / to proclaim / to assert

tong3

cheng1
collectively called / common name

hao4

cheng1
to have a reputation as / known as / de facto / to claim to be (often exaggeratedly or falsely)

cheng1

ba4
lit. to proclaim oneself hegemon / to take a leading role / to build a personal fiefdom

cheng1

zhi1

wei2
to call it... / known as...

kan1

cheng1
can be rated as / can be said to be

ren2

cheng1
person (first person, second person etc in grammar) / called / known as

xiang1

chen4
to match / to suit / mutually compatible

tong1

cheng1
generic term / general name for sth

bian4

cheng1
to argue (that) / to allege / to dispute / to plead (e.g. not guilty)

ju4

cheng1
it is said / allegedly / according to reports / or so they say

zhi2

cheng1
one's professional position / title / job title

cheng1

zuo4
to be called / to be known as

zi4

cheng1
to call oneself / to claim to be / to profess / to claim a title

su2

cheng1
commonly referred to as / common term

xuan1

cheng1
to assert / to claim

yun2

chen4
well proportioned / well shaped

bie2

cheng1
another name / alternative name

huang3

cheng1
to claim / to pretend

chen4

zhi2
well qualified / competent / to be equal to the task / able to do sth very well

jian1

cheng1
to claim / to insist

cheng1

dao4
to commend / to praise

zong3

cheng1
generic term

mei3

cheng1
laudatory title / good name

bing4

cheng1
joint name / combined name

cheng1

wei4
title / appellation / form of address

zun1

cheng1
to address sb deferentially / title / honorific

Example sentences for

 
I, old Sun - do not - have - one - hand-fitting - weapon
I do not have a suitable weapon
 
Just - because - hand - center - lack - suitable - weapon
It is just because I do not have a suitable weapon
 
even - fitting - weapon - still - not be able to find - ?
Even a suitable weapon cannot be found?
 
call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - he - will - with - His Majesty - be on an equal footing
He calls himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"! He demands to be on an equal footing as Your Majesty
 
dare - call oneself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
He dares to call himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"
 
you - have - how big - skill - call oneself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
How skilful are you to call yourself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"?
便  
agree - I, old Sun - this - title - convenient
To agree with this title for me

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