ben4 =
b + (e)n4

stupid / foolish / silly / slow-witted / clumsy | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Beelzebub (b) is very stupid (笨): He wants to get rid of some roots (本) by flushing them through the toilets in the Forbidden City's bathroom ((e)n4), but they get stuck easily and he has to push with a bamboo stick (⺮). It would be much easier to just use the trash can. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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xx5

bamboo radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A bamboo stick. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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ben3 =
b + (e)n3

roots or stems of plants / origin / source / this / the current / root / foundation / basis / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc / originally | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Beelzebub finds a Christmas tree in the Forbidden City and feels like eating its roots. He uses a flute to chop the roots right off. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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,
over 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,
over 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: 4

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

b

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


ben4

zhuo1
clumsy / awkward / stupid (HSK level 6)

chun3

ben4
stupid

yu2

ben4
stupid / clumsy

ben4

zhong4
heavy / cumbersome / unwieldy

dai1

ben4
dimwitted

ben4

dan4
fool / idiot

zhuo1

ben4
clumsy / awkward / lacking skill

cu1

ben4
awkward / clumsy / unwieldy / heavy-handed

ben4

kou3

zhuo1

she2
awkward in speech

ben4

zui3

zhuo1

sai1
see 笨嘴拙舌[ben4 zui3 zhuo1 she2]

ben4

zui3

zhuo1

she2
clumsy in speech / poor speaker

ben4

zui3

ben4

she2
clumsy in speaking / awkward / inarticulate

ben4

shou3

ben4

jiao3
clumsy / all thumbs

ben4

gua1
fool / blockhead

ben4

huo4
idiot

ben4

ji1

dan4
free-range egg

ben4

niao3

xian1

fei1
lit. the clumsy bird flies early (idiom); fig. to work hard to compensate for one's limited abilities

xin1

zhuo1

kou3

ben4
dull-witted and tongue-tied

zhuo1

zui3

ben4

she2
lit. clumsy mouth and broken tongue (idiom); awkward speaker

da4

ben4

xiang4
(slang) elephant

ben4

ren2
fool / stupid person

ben4

bo2
fool / dolt / clumsy oaf

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