qiong2 =
qu + (e)ng2

exhausted / poor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Cupid (qu) exhausted (穷) his bank account and is very poor (穷). He has nowhere to go and nothing to do anymore. Just inside Stonehenge's entrance ((e)ng2) he creates a big cave painting (穴) out of boredom. Idly he paints a big power button (力) wishing that upon hitting it, money would rain down on him. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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li4 =
li + Ø4

surname Li | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

li4 =
li + Ø4

power / force / strength / ability / strenuously | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a power button.

Li Qingzhao (li) just had a shower in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and wants to use the hair dryer, but there's no plug, just the bare end of the cable! She uses all her power to build an electricity plug, and for the two pins she uses a plough (㇆) and a banana (丿). Finally she hits a big power button (力) to turn the power on. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting



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丿
xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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xue2 =
xu + e2

cave / cavity / hole / acupuncture point / Taiwan pr. [xue4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Hermes presents his newest piece of art: Cave paintings painted on a gigantic eight-ball. Somehow he managed to set it up inside the Erechtheions entrance. For his great artistic achievement, he gained a honorary doctor, and proudly wears his hard earned graduation cap. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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mian2 =
mi + an2

"roof" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc / see also 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A roof is not easily represented in a room, so I'm going to represent it by a graduation cap. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to go to Anchor Inn after her graduation from university. Just inside the entrance (-an2), her friends snatch away her graduation cap (symbol for 宀), and instead put a cooking top (symbol for 冖) and a petal leaf (symbol for 丶) on her head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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mi4 =
mi + Ø4

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 军, 写, 冠 etc / see also 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] / see also 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (-4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (symbol for 冖). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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HSK level: 4

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

qu

Cupid - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

(e)ng2

Just inside the entrance of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

In Stonehenge's kitchen - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting

Words with


wu2

qiong2

wu2

jin4
vast and limitless (idiom); endless span of time / no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end (HSK level 6)

ceng2

chu1

bu4

qiong2
more and more emerge / innumerable succession / breeding like flies (idiom) (HSK level 6)

qi2

le4

wu2

qiong2
boundless joy

shan1

qiong2

shui3

jin4
mountain and river exhausted (idiom); at the end of the line / nowhere to go

hui2

wei4

wu2

qiong2
leaving a rich aftertaste / (fig.) memorable / lingering in memory

yi1

qiong2

er4

bai2
impoverished / backward both economically and culturally

qiong2

kun4
destitute / wretched poverty

qiong2

zhui1
to go in hot pursuit

qiong2

guang1

dan4
poor wretch / pauper / destitute man / poverty-stricken peasant / penniless good-for-nothing / impecunious vagabond

qiong2

guo2
poor country

ku1

qiong2
to bewail one's poverty / to complain about being hard up / to pretend to be poor

qiong2

ren2
poor people / the poor

qiong2

ku3
impoverished / destitute

pin2

qiong2
poor / impoverished

qian2

lu:2

ji4

qiong2
to exhaust one's limited abilities (idiom)

qiong2

jin4
end / bound / boundary

wu2

qiong2
endless / boundless / inexhaustible

qiong2

xiang1

pi4

rang3
a remote and desolate place

wu2

qiong2

xiao3
infinitesimal (in calculus) / infinitely small

qiong2

shan1

e4

shui3
barren hills and treacherous rapids (idiom); inhospitable natural environment

hou4

huan4

wu2

qiong2
it will cause no end of trouble (idiom); nip the problem in the bud

qiong2

she1

ji2

yu4
to indulge in a life of luxury (idiom); extreme extravagance

qiong2

kou4
cornered enemy

qiong2

chou2
destitute / troubled / penniless and full of care

qiong2

chou2

liao2

dao3
destitute and troubled / in dire straits

qiong2

yu2

ying4

fu4
to struggle to cope (with a situation) / to be at one's wits' end

qiong2

bang4

zi5
poor but spirited person / destitute / the poor (traditional)

qiong2

dang1

yi4

jian1
poor but ambitious (idiom); hard-pressed but determined / the worse one's position, the harder one must fight back

qiong2

jie2
to exhaust / to use up

qiong2

jie2

fa3
Archimedes' method of exhaustion (an early form of integral calculus)

qiong2

jie2
variant of 瓊結|琼结[Qiong2 jie2], Qonggyai county, Tibetan: 'Phyongs rgyas, in Lhokha prefecture 山南地區|山南地区[Shan1 nan2 di4 qu1], Tibet

qiong2

jie2

xian4
variant of 瓊結縣|琼结县[Qiong2 jie2 xian4], Qonggyai county, Tibetan: 'Phyongs rgyas rdzong, in Lhokha prefecture 山南地區|山南地区[Shan1 nan2 di4 qu1], Tibet

qiong2

cu4
hard-up / in dire straits / desperate

qiong2

tu2

mo4

lu4
lit. the path exhausted, the end of the road (idiom); an impasse / in a plight with no way out / things have reached a dead end

qiong2

suan1

xiang4
wretched look / shabby looks

qiong2
饿
e4
exhausted and hungry

qiong2

shu3

nie4

li2
a desperate rat will bite the fox (idiom); the smallest worm will turn being trodden on

feng2

qiong2
to sew and mend clothes for a pittance

ren2

qiong2

zhi4

duan3
poor and with low expectations / poverty stunts ambition

pin2

qiong2

liao2

dao3
poverty stricken

Example sentences for

 
Great - spirit - method - power - without - poor
The great immortal's magic power is truly endless

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