que1 =
qu + e1

deficiency / lack / scarce / vacant post / to run short of | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Cupid (qu) has almost all pottery pots (缶) of a collection of twelve, but the seventh piece is missing (缺). He asks a crystal ball (夬) I'm front of the Erechtheion (e1): where is the missing piece? The crystal ball replies that he smashed it when he came back totally drunk the night before. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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guai4 =
gu + ai4

decisive | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a crystal ball which will decide for you. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


Gitta Giraffe assumed the throne in the palaces bathroom. Now she has to decide which tool she will use to enforce her decisions. She asks a crystal ball whether she should use a classical sickle or a rather modern robot. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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zhe2 =
zh + e2

variant of 乙[zhe2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A sickle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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+
da4 =
d + a4

big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The big, huge robot is doing some workout in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom. He's lifting a flute, on which Don Quixote and Neanderthal man are hanging. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

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

dai4 =
d + ai4

see 大夫[dai4 fu5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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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


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+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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, almost 3 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 1 year 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, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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𠂉
+
𠂉
xx5

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

This one looks like a key. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



=
𠂉
+
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,
almost 3 years ago
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


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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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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting


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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

qu

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

e1

In front of the Erechtheion - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


que1

shao3
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack (HSK level 4)

que1

dian3
weak point / fault / shortcoming / disadvantage / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

que1

fa2
to lack / to be short of / lack / shortage (HSK level 5)

que1

kou3
nick / jag / gap / shortfall (HSK level 6)

que1

xian4
defect / flaw / physical defect (HSK level 6)

que1

xi2
absence / absent (HSK level 6)

duan3

que1
shortage

que1

shi1
deficiency / shortcoming / hiatus

que1

yi1

bu4

ke3
not a single one is dispensable / can't do without either

que1

huo4
lack of supplies / unavailable goods

que1

de2
to be lacking in moral sense / to lack common basic respect for others / lacking in virtue / mischievous / wicked / cruel / mean

qian4

que1
lapse / deficiency

que1

yang3
lacking oxygen / anaerobic

bu4

ke3

huo4

que1
necessary / must have

can2

que1
badly damaged / shattered

que1

shui3
water shortage

qi2

que1
very short of (food, clean water etc) / extreme shortage / deficit

que1

yi1

shao3

shi2
short of food and clothing / destitute

bu3

que1
to fill a vacancy / to make up for a shortage / to supply a deficiency

que1

de2

shi4
misdeed / immoral action / wicked deed / a deliberate wrongdoing

que1

han4
a regret / sth regrettable

kong4

que1
vacancy

que1

xue4
lack of blood

wan2

mei3

wu2

que1
perfect and without blemish / flawless / to leave nothing to be desired

bi4

bu4

ke3

que1
see 必不可少[bi4 bu4 ke3 shao3]

fei2

que1
lucrative post

bu4

ke3

que1

shao3
indispensable

wan2

hao3

wu2

que1
excellent and intact / without any deficiency

po4

que1
breaking

que1

fa2

zheng4
clinical deficiency

que1

zui3
harelip

kui4

que1
to be deficient in sth / to be short of sth (supplies, money etc)

que1

de2

gui3
public nuisance / a wicked, mean spirited individual

que1

xin1

shao3

fei4
brainless / stupid

que1

xin1

yan3
stupid / senseless / dim-witted

que1

xin1

yan3

r5
erhua variant of 缺心眼[que1 xin1 yan3]

que1

yang3

zheng4
anoxia

que1

you2
oil shortage

que1

lou4
to overlook / omissions / deficiencies

que1

sheng3
default (setting)

Example sentences for

 
Just - because - hand - center - lack - suitable - weapon
It is just because I do not have a suitable weapon
 
check up - give it a go - where - have - official position - vacancy
Have a look which official positions are vacant
 
your majesty - imerial - horse - prison - lack - manage - horse - official
Your Majesty, the stable is missing a keeper
 
if - lack - one - horse - take care - you - skull
If only one horse is missing, you should worry about your head
 
this year - heavenly peach - how - lack - (le)
Why are there so few peaches this year?

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