yao1 =
y + ao1

waist / lower back / pocket / middle / loins | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) is teaching the moon (月) how to dance in front of the Taos Pueblo (ao1). She tells him again and again that he absolutely has to (要) use his hips (腰) more, as it is very important (要). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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, over 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, over 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, 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


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yao1 =
y + ao1

to demand / to request / to coerce | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

yao4 =
y + ao4

important / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Bessie Coleman shows Maud Younger how to use a knuckle duster in the Taos Pueblo's bathroom. She says it's very important and that Maud will have to get one herself. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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nu:3 =
+ Ø3

female / woman / daughter | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I'll represent 女 by Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


ru3 =
ru + Ø3

archaic variant of 汝[ru3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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xx5

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

Looks like a knuckle duster. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting



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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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wang3 =
w + ang3

net (Kangxi radical 122) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one just looks like a fishing net. Willy walrus is trying to fish frozen fish from the freezer inside the Songgwangsa. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting


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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 5

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

y

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

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
ao1

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Words with


ban4

zhong1

yao1
middle / halfway

bang3

da4

yao1

yuan2
tall and strong / burly / beefy

hu3

bei4

xiong2

yao1
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build

zhang4

yao1
to back sb up / to support (from the rear)

zhuan4

yao1

zi5
(coll.) to pace around nervously / to speak indirectly / to beat about the bush

xiong2

yao1

hu3

bei4
waist of a bear and back of a tiger / tough and stocky build

shui3

she2

yao1
slender and supple waist / lithe body / feminine pose

zhan4

zhe5

shuo1

hua4

bu4

yao1

teng2
it's all very well to talk, but getting things done is another matter (idiom) / to be an armchair expert / to blabber on

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