liao2 =
li + ao2

to chat / to depend upon (literary) / temporarily / just / slightly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao (li) is chatting (聊) with the rabbit (卯) just inside the Taos Pueblo's entrance (ao2). The rabbit likes chatting (聊) so much that he literally chews one of Qingzhao's ears (耳) off. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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mao3 =
m + ao3

mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon) / 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a rabbit.

Mahatma Gandhi entertains a baby rabbit and a baby seal inside of the Taos Pueblo. He put on a fake nose and stuck a banana in each hole of the fake nose, and the bananas fit like tenons put into mortises. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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


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丿
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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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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丿
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jie2 =
ji + e2

"seal" radical | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The meaning is seal as in insignia, but instead I'm going to represent it as baby seal (the animal) in other characters. Jeanne d'Arc is using a plough made of dinosaur bones just inside the entrance of the Erechtheion, when suddenly a baby seal jumps out of the raked earth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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er3 =
Ø + Ø3

ear / handle (archaeology) / and that is all (classical Chinese) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It ist what it looks like: an ear. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 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, over 4 years ago | add a painting

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

Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 4 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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

li

Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
ao2

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


wu2

liao2
bored / boring / senseless (HSK level 4)

liao2

tian1
to chat / to gossip (HSK level 4)

min2

bu4

liao2

sheng1
The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Historian 史記|史记[Shi3 ji4]) / no way of getting by

xian2

liao2
to chat / idle gossip

bai3

wu2

liao2

lai4
bored to death (idiom) / bored stiff / overcome with boredom

liao2

yi3

zi4

wei4
just to console oneself (idiom)

liao2

cheng2
Liaocheng prefecture level city in Shandong

liao2

cheng2

di4

qu1
Liaocheng prefecture in Shandong

liao2

cheng2

shi4
Liaocheng prefecture level city in Shandong

liao2

tian1

r5
erhua variant of 聊天[liao2 tian1]

liao2

tian1

shi4
chat room

liao2

yi3

se4

ze2
just to get away with one's responsibilities / in order to get off the hook

liao2

sheng1
to earn a living (esp. with negative)

liao2

lai4
to suffer tedium

liao2

zhai1

zhi4

yi4
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, Qing dynasty book of tales by 蒲松齡|蒲松龄[Pu2 Song1 ling2]

xian2

liao2

tian1
to chat / idle gossip

liao2

qie3
for the time being / tentatively

liao2

xu4
to speak tentatively

liao2

yi3

jie3

men4
relaxation

liao2

sheng4

yu2

wu2
better than nothing (idiom)

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