cu1 =
cu + Ø1

coarse / rough / thick (for cylindrical objects) / unfinished / vulgar / rude / crude | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Kitty Cat (cu) wants to store her sacks of rice (米) in a shelf (且) in front of the space station (Ø1), but the sacks are too thick (粗) and do not fit. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


cu1 =
cu + Ø1

variant of 粗[cu1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

cu1 =
cu + Ø1

remote / distant / variant of 粗[cu1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
qie3 =
qi + e3

and / moreover / yet / for the time being / to be about to / both (... and...) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: a shelf. The Queen of Hearts bought a new shelf for all her flutes. Because she is a queen and needs an extravagant shelf, she installed several Eye of Providences to give the flutes an extravagant lighting. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



=

+
mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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


=

+
mi3 =
mi + Ø3

surname Mi | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mi3 =
mi + Ø3

rice / CL:粒[li4] / meter (classifier) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a sack of rice.

Marilyn Monroe and the mean crocodile celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree inside of the space station. Coincidentally they got each other the same present: each of them is giving the other one a sack of rice. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



=

+
ba1 =
b + a1

"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of Adziogol Lighthouse (a1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting


xx5

one of the characters used in kwukyel, an ancient Korean writing system | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 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, almost 4 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, almost 4 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 the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

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

cu

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

Image by Nova,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Ø1

"Ø1" is happening in front of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


cu1

xin1
careless / thoughtless (HSK level 4)

cu1

lu3
crude / coarse / rough (HSK level 6)

cu1

zhi4

lan4

zao4
to churn out large quantities without regard for quality (idiom); rough and slipshod work

cu1

da4
thick / bulky / loud

cu1

ye3
insolent / boorish / rough (in actions)

cu1

huo2
unskilled labor / heavy manual work

cai2

da4

qi4

cu1
rich and imposing / rich and overbearing

cu1

lou4
crude / coarse / unsophisticated / shallow

cu1

xi4
thick and thin / coarse and fine / thickness (caliber) / coarseness / quality of work

cu1

zhi1

da4

ye4
thick stems and broad leaves (idiom) / boorish / rough and ready / sloppy

cu1

qian3
shallow / superficial

duan3

cu1
stocky (short and robust)

cu1

lu:e4
rough (not precise or accurate) / cursory

cu1

xin1

da4

yi4
negligent / careless / inadvertent

cu1

zhuang4
thick and solid

cu1

guang3
rough / rude / boorish / straightforward / uninhibited

lao3

cu1
uneducated person / yokel / boor / roughneck

cu1

lie4
coarse

cu1

bi3
vulgar / coarse / uncouth

cu1

bao4
rough / cruel

cu1

liang2
coarse grains (maize, sorghum etc)

cu1

cao1
crude / gruff / rough / coarse

cu1

su2
vulgar

da4

lao3

cu1
uncooth fellow / rustic

cu1

hua4
vulgar language (esp. scatological insults) / uncultured speech

cu1

hao2
straightforward / forthright

cu1

shuai4
rough / coarse / crude / without due care / ill-considered

cu1

ben4
awkward / clumsy / unwieldy / heavy-handed

cu1

cha2

dan4

fan4
plain tea and simple food / (fig.) bread and water

cu1

yan2
coarse salt / rock salt

da4

fan2

cu1

zhi1
a rough acquaintance with sth

bao4

cu1

tui3
latch on to the rich and powerful

xie2

xi4

na2

cu1
to provoke

qi4

cu1
irascible / ranting

pi2

fu1

cu1

cao1
pachylosis

mo2

shi2

cu1

sha1

yan2
millstone grit

cu1

gu1
rough estimate

cu1

lie4

zuo4

pin3
kitsch / vulgar art / art in bad taste

cu1

li4
abrasive / husky (voice)

cu1

kou3
swear words / obscene language / foul language

Example sentences for

 
Unfortunately - too - thick - a little - slim - a little - just - good - (le)
What a pity that it is a bit too thick! A little thinner would be better

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