ban4 =
b + an4

half / semi- / incomplete / (after a number) and a half | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: King Solomon is someone who wants to cut everything in half. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


One day, the mean crocodile (丷) and Beelzebub (b-) came to King Solomon (mnemonic symbol for 半 in 判 伴 叛 etc.) in Anchor Inn's bathroom (-an4), and Beelzebub said:

Your Majesty, this crocodile (丷) and I share the same basement hobby room. Not long ago I soldered this huge capacitor (二) to my circuit, and three days later she soldered a huge capacitor to hers. We do not share the basement hobby room with anyone else.

One night while we were all asleep, she hooked up the capacitor reversed, and it popped. Then while I was still asleep, she got up and unsoldered my capacitor. She soldered it to her circuit, then she soldered her popped capacitor into my circuit. In the next evening when I wanted to continue to work on my circuit, I saw that the capacitor (二) was dead. But when I looked at the serial number in the light, I knew it wasn't mine.

"No!" the mean crocodile (丷) shouted. "It was your capacitor all along. My capacitor is alive!" "The dead capacitor is yours," Beelzebub (b-) yelled. "Mine is alive!"

They argued back and forth in front of Solomon (mnemonic symbol for 半, because he likes to cut things in haves), until finally he said, "Both of you say this live capacitor is yours. Someone bring me a sword." A sword was brought, and Solomon ordered, "cut the capacitor in half! That way each of you can have part of it."

"Yes, that is a very good idea! My circuit will be much faster this way anyway", Beelzebub (b-) exclaimed. "I agree, let's do it that way, it's a good compromise", the crocodile said joyfully. "Cut the capacitor (二)! Cut it! Cut it!" Beelzebub screamed. "Do it! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR YOU MORON KING!" shouted the crocodile.

Beelzebub and the crocodile (丷) placed down the big dinosaur bone (丨) they used to transport the huge live capacitor. Promptly King Solomon descended from the Anchor Inn's toilet (-an4) and cut the capacitor as well as the dinosaur bone (丨) in halves (半) using a huge broadsword.

Beelzebub and the crocodile carried their capacitor halves (半) home, and they all lived happily ever after. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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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, over 3 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


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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,
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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Stroke order

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 3

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

b

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an4

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

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


ban4

tu2

er2

fei4
to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished (HSK level 6)

ban4

jing4
radius

ban4

sheng1
half a lifetime

ban4

dian3
the least bit

ban4

dao3
peninsula

ban4

shen1

bu4

sui4
paralysis of one side of the body / hemiplegia

ban4

yuan2
semicircle

ban4

diao4

zi5
dabbler / smatterer / tactless and impulsive person

ban4

lu4
halfway / midway / on the way

ban4

bian1

tian1
half the sky / women of the new society / womenfolk

xia4

ban4

nian2
second half of the year

ban4

jue2

sai4
semifinals

ban4

sheng1

bu4

shou2
underripe / half-cooked / (fig.) not mastered (of a technique) / clumsy / halting

ban4

xin4

ban4

yi2
half-believe, half-doubt

ban4

kong1
midair

ban4

ye4
midnight / in the middle of the night

ban4

jia4
half price

ban4

bian1
half of sth / one side of sth

ban4

yin1
semitone

ban4

zi4

dong4
semi-automatic

ban4

qiu2
hemisphere

ban4

shen1

xiang4
half-length photo or portrait / bust

can1

ban4
half / half and half / both ... and ... / just as much ... as ... / equally

jian3

ban4
to reduce by half

yi1

nian2

ban4

zai3
about a year

ban4

lu4

chu1

jia1
switch to a job one was not trained for

ban4

bi4

jiang1

shan1
half of country

yi1

ban4
half

ban4

jie2
half (of a section) / half-finished

ban4

ye4

san1

geng1
in the depth of night / late at night

ban4

bei4

zi5
half of a lifetime

bei3

ban4

qiu2
Northern Hemisphere

ban4

ping2

cu4
dabbler / dilettante who speaks as though he were an expert

a1

la1

bo2

ban4

dao3
Arabian Peninsula

shang4

ban4

nian2
first half (of a year)

ban4

gong1

kai1
semi-overt / more or less open

qian2

ban4

ye4
first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)

ban4

gong1

ban4

du2
part work, part study / work-study program

ban4

shuai1

qi1
half-life

ban4

piao4
half-price ticket / half fare

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