yao2 =
y + ao2

folk-song / forced labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

you2 =
y + ou2

cause / means | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zhou4 =
zh + ou4

interpretations of the trigrams | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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


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ji4 =
ji + Ø4

to tie / to fasten / to button up | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xi4 =
xi + Ø4

to connect / to relate to / to tie up / to bind / to be (literary) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: As this is the second character in 关系 (guanxi), I'll use shaking hands as the symbol for 系. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


In the space station's bathroom, Marie Curie found a new binding mechanism in chemistry. To demonstrate her findings, she binds two bananas together with a silk scarf. She celebrates her findings by shaking her own hand over her head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting


xi4 =
xi + Ø4

system / department / faculty | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xi4 =
xi + Ø4

to connect / to arrest / to worry | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
+
mi4 =
mi + Ø4

fine silk | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In the space station's bathroom, Marilyn Monroe uses zero gravity to fulfill her lifelong dream of flying on a carpet like Aladdin. In the space station she doesn't have a carpet, but she has a large ace on which she sits. She uses a silken scarf as a turban, and she holds a daisy in her hand as magic wand. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, about 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


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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, about 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, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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


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yao1 =
y + ao1

surname Yao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yao1 =
y + ao1

youngest / most junior / tiny / one (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers, esp. on telephone or in military) / one or ace on dice or dominoes / variant of 吆[yao1], to shout | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol from 幺点, ace: an ace card. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


Maud Younger is going to a poker tournament in the Taos Pueblo. Before she enters, she hides an ace in her fake nose in front of the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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fou3 =
f + ou3

pottery | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Frankenstein's Monster (f) is showing off his art skills right in the middle of the Louvre (ou3). He prepared some pottery (缶) to look at, but that's not all: when the bell tolls at noon, he takes a fork (山) and eats his pottery for lunch (午) as the central element of his art performance. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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wu3 =
w + Ø3

7th earthly branch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon, 5th solar month (6th June-6th July), year of the Horse | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Willy Walrus is having lunch inside the space station. He was hiding it in a secret location: With a key, he can unlock a chamber hidden in the space station's cross. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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𠂉
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𠂉
xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠂉

This one looks like a key. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting



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𠂉
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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, about 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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shan1 =
sh + an1

surname Shan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shan1 =
sh + an1

mountain / hill / anything that resembles a mountain / CL:座[zuo4] / bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons / gable | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A mountain has formed over night in front of Anchor Inn. Sherlock Holmes is investigating it with a fork. As soon as he sticks the fork inside, the mountain explodes; it was just a balloon. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting


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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

is not part of the HSK.

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

y

Y is for Maud Younger - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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almost 4 years ago
ao2

Just inside the entrance of the Taos Pueblo - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ou2

Just inside the Louvre's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
zh

George Washington - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ou4

In the Louvre's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Words with


zhang1

seng1

you2
Zhang Sengyou (active c. 490-540), one of the Four Great Painters of the Six dynasties 六朝四大家

zi4

you2

zi4

zai5
free and easy (idiom); carefree / leisurely

zhong1

yao2
Zhong Yao (151-230), minister of Cao Wei 曹魏[Cao2 Wei4] and noted calligrapher, said to have developed the regular script 楷書|楷书[kai3 shu1]

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