xiu1 =
xi + ou1

shy / ashamed / shame / bashful / variant of 饈|馐[xiu1] / delicacies | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie (xi) arranged a blind date for two friends in front of the Louvre (ou1). The two friends are an ox (丑) and a sheep (羊). As they see each other for the first time, both are very shy (羞). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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chou3 =
ch + ou3

surname Chou | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

chou3 =
ch + ou3

clown / 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

chou3 =
ch + ou3

shameful / ugly / disgraceful | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Charlie Chaplin (ch) finds a very ugly (丑) ox (丑) in the Louvre (ou3) and decides to destroy it with a cleaver (刀) because it is so ugly. He'll soon notice that the ox has been hooked up to a charged capacitor (二) so that anyone trying to damage it will be shocked. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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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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dao1 =
d + ao1

surname Dao | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

dao1 =
d + ao1

knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL:把[ba3] / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / (slang) dollar (loanword) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In other characters: More like a cleaver, while 刂 is a kitchen knife. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting


Don Quixote serves his good deed of the day in front of the Taos Pueblo. In order to feed the people, he uses a plough to dig up some bananas, and cuts them into slices with a broad cleaver type knife. - 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
xx5

A stroke without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A flute and a crowbar are forming a plough. - 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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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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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, 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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yang2 =
y + ang2

surname Yang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yang2 =
y + ang2

sheep / goat / CL:頭|头[tou2],隻|只[zhi1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is looking for gender equality just inside the entrance of the Songgwangsa—and a dowsing rod is her tool of choice. A sheep sees this and imitates her, using a Cartesian coordinate system as a dowsing rod substitute. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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ya1 =
y + a1

fork / branch / bifurcation / girl | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is playing a game with a girl in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse. Blindfolded, Maud Younger is supposed to find the girl with a dowsing rod. - 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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san1 =
s + an1

surname San | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

san1 =
s + an1

three / 3 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Cartesian coordinate system with three (三) axes.

Socrates (s-) is performing in front of Anchor Inn (-an1). He created an electrical flute by attaching a large capacitor (二) to the flute (一), so that he can get the attention of all the people. Moreover, he's balancing on a Cartesian coordinate system (三). Unfortunately, only three (三) people stop to watch the result. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 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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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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HSK level: 4

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

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
ou1

In front of the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


hai4

xiu1
shy / embarrassed / bashful (HSK level 4)

xiu1

chi3
(a feeling of) shame (HSK level 6)

xiu1

yu2

qi3
齿
chi3
to be too shy to speak one's mind (idiom)

pa4

xiu1
coy / shy / bashful

xiu1

ru3
to baffle / to humiliate / shame / dishonor / humiliation

nang2

zhong1

xiu1

se4
to be embarrassingly short of money

xiu1

kui4
ashamed

xiu1

se4
shy / bashful

zhe1

xiu1
to cover up one's embarrassment / to hush up a scandal

xiu1

da1

da1
bashful

jiao1

xiu1
bashful / shy / shyness / modesty

nao3

xiu1

cheng2

nu4
to fly into a rage out of humiliation / to be ashamed into anger (idiom)

xiu1

qie4
shy / timid

han2

xiu1

cao3
mimosa / sensitive plant (that closes its leaves when touched)

zhe1

xiu1

bu4
G-string / loincloth / fig. last semblance / CL:塊|块[kuai4]

bi4

yue4

xiu1

hua1
lit. hiding the moon, shaming the flowers (idiom) / fig. female beauty exceeding even that of the natural world

xiu1

fen4
ashamed and resentful / indignant

xiu1

hong2
to blush

xiu1

can2
a disgrace / ashamed

xiu1

kui4

nan2

dang1
to feel ashamed (idiom)

xiu1

kou3

nan2

kai1
to be too embarrassed for words (idiom)

lao3

xiu1

cheng2

nu4
see 惱羞成怒|恼羞成怒[nao3 xiu1 cheng2 nu4]

meng2

xiu1
to be shamed / to be humiliated

shi2

xiu1
to know shame / to feel shame (often with a negative, shameless)

ai4

kou3

shi2

xiu1
tongue-tied for fear of embarrassment (idiom)

bu4

zhi1

xiu1

chi3
to have no sense of shame / brazen

dian3

ming2

xiu1

ru3
to attack publicly / to stage a denunciation campaign

mei2

xiu1

mei2

sao4
shameless

zhen1

xiu1
variant of 珍饈|珍馐, delicacy / dainties / rare foodstuff

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